Mr. David MacDonald (Egmont):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43. With respect to assertions at the United Nations this week that seven Canadian companies are collaborating with South Africa to exploit the resources of former Southwest Africa, and in view of Canada's continued rejection of South Africa's illegal occupation of Namibia, as well as our opposition to the practice of apartheid, and with regard to a recent initiative of 11 major American corporations with operations in South Africa to apply a set of guidelines ending desegregation in eating, toilet and working facilities and establishing equal pay for equal work in South Africa, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Fundy-Royal (Mr. Fairweather):
(1) That Canada declare its strong opposition to the support of Canadian business enterprises for South African involvement in Namibia,
(2) That an inquiry be made to ensure that no tax advantages are provided to Canadian companies operating in Namibia,
(3) That Canadian firms operating in South Africa be encouraged to pursue initiatives similar to their American counterparts in establishing clear guidelines and working conditions with the South African government which will establish equality in treatment for workers regardless of race.
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: SUGGESTION CANADIAN COMPANIES IN SOUTH AFRICA AND NAMIBIA ESTABLISH EQUALITY IN TREATMENT OF WORKERS- MOTION UNDER S O. 43