Thursday, May 8, 2014

Harper Cons won't defend survival of NL outports

I posed the following question today (May 8th) in the House of Commons.

Mr. Speaker,

All players in the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery agree that the quota for northern shrimp must be reduced to protect the stock.

Most quarters in the fishery also agree that inshore fishermen - who are becoming a rare breed - must not bear the pain alone.

The quota cut must be balanced between the inshore and big business offshore sectors.

The inshore fishery is the heart and soul of our outports.

Mr. Speaker,

Will this minister defend the survival of these communities by ensuring they are not sacrificed on the alter of big business?

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