Mr. Speaker, last week the David Suzuki Foundation released a critical report questioning DFOs ability to fulfill its conservation mandate in the Pacific region. The report states that:
Lack of properly funded, trained and located staff has led to a “selective or targeted enforcement” approach. Violators, aware of this attitude, become more willing to take risks.
Will the minister finally admit that DFO's model of selective enforcement has not worked in the Pacific region and that he needs a different approach to ensure a better result in 2005?