Mr. J. G. Diefenbaker (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration and ask him whether final disposition has been made of the question of forwarding a petition from the Indians to Her Majesty the Queen. Does the minister intend to follow the course previously outlined of looking into it himself rather than following the traditional policy toward Indians of permitting them to appeal direct to Her Majesty? If that is his view, will he table the petition so that we may know exactly the nature of this petition on behalf of these wards of the Canadian people who, while they have no votes, have rights?
Subtopic: INDIAN AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: ASSOCIATION TO THE QUEEN