Mr. Speaker, I too have travelled with the hon. member who just spoke and I have three questions I would like to ask him as he has again moved for concurrence in the report that was unanimous in having members rise in this House to stand up for their constituents.
As the member knows, the former chairman of the fisheries committee was removed by the Government of Canada. He has stated that publicly on the record. He stated that before the media, along with other members of the committee. I would like his comments on that. Does he believe that the chairman was removed from the committee for speaking the truth and that other members of the committee were dealt with by the government in the same way and forced to vote against their report?
I would also ask the member if one of the major components of the report is that not only the minister but the current structure of DFO in every community is not working.
I ask the hon. member for his comments on whether he believes the current structure of DFO can work or his comments on what he feels needs to be done.