Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans stated in the House “We have a solution in place and we have a plan”. He was referring to the fishery. While he was saying that, the aboriginal leaders were meeting in Moncton, New Brunswick.
Last night when I informed the minister that the chiefs had decided to shut down the moratorium, he stated that he had not been contacted by the chiefs.
My question is for the Prime Minister. Given that the chiefs have now stated that they have no trust in the minister of fisheries, will the Prime Minister personally accept responsibility for this situation and step in immediately to resolve it?