Mr. Walter Baker (Grenville-Carleton):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. My motion concerns the case of Anatoly Shcharansky, a citizen of the Soviet Union who has been held in a prison without trial in that country for almost nine months, because authorities allege that he was an agent for the United States Central Intelligence Agency. In view of the Prime Minister's refusal to take a strong stand in denouncing the government of the Soviet Union, I move, seconded by the hon. member for Edmonton Centre (Mr. Paproski):
That this Flouse strongly condemns the government of the Soviet Union for violating the provisions of the Flelsinki Accord in its imprisonment of Anatoly Shcharansky. This House further condemns the Prime Minister and his government for failing to show more concern for the rights of individuals in countries like the Soviet Union.
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: CONDEMNATION OF SOVIET UNION FOR IMPRISONMENT OF ANATOLY SHCHARANSKY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43