Right Hon. J. G. Diefenbaker (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, I would ask the Secretary of State for External Affairs to place before the house the position of the Canadian government in respect of the several resolutions now before the United Nations general assembly. In particular I would ask him to clarify the position outlined in a speech by Ambassador Ignatieff on the Pakistan resolution calling for the nullification of Israel's annexation of the old city of Jerusalem. Is that interpretation the stand of the Canadian government? Is this a correct interpretation, although contrary to suggestions made by the Prime Minister, according to various representatives of the Jewish faith? Has the government decided to vote in favour of a resolution to nullify the action taken by Israel in asserting municipal government to cover the entire city?
Subtopic: MIDDLE EAST-CANADIAN POSITION RESPECTING PENDING RESOLUTIONS