Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister and the premier of B.C. will sign a fisheries agreement within an hour. Everyone is asking what is in it for the politicians. The real question is what is in it for the fish.
Rules governing land, water and waste determine whether fish survive. These are under provincial control and the provincial record is abominable.
The agreement to be signed today appears designed more to improve the lot of Liberals in B.C. than to protect fish habitat.
Can the minister tell the House how this agreement will improve the province's deplorable record of protecting fish habitat?