Mr. Speaker, the minister has shown a lot of flexibility so far. He has tried everything possible to negotiate a peaceful resolution. As there is no possibility to accommodate the situation at this time, the minister was absolutely right to close the fishery in Miramichi Bay. He is also absolutely right to make sure that every fisherman in that area respects the law of Canada.
In the House of Commons on September 21st, 2000. See this statement in context.