Mr. Speaker, over a year ago a Russian flag boat with an Icelandic crew, the Olga , was caught in the NAFO zone with an excessive amount of cod. The boat was sent back because the Canadian government could not do anything with it.
Recently a reporter in St. John's, under freedom of information, asked what happened to the Olga . The minister's department replied that it did not know.
The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans found the Olga in Iceland. The owner is a friend of the minister and is landing fish in the minister's district--the Icelandic minister.
If the committee could find it, why could the minister's department not find it?