Mr. Joe Clark (Leader of the Opposition):
Mr. Speaker, I have a motion which I trust will receive the unanimous agreement of the House. I ask leave, on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity, to move a motion under Standing Order 43 which concerns the case of Yuri Orlov, the Russian physicist who has been tried and convicted in the Soviet Union for the so-called crime of forming a group to monitor Russia's human rights performance against the pledges made in the Helsinki agreement. I therefore move, seconded by the Deputy Prime Minister (Mr. MacEachen):
That this House deplores the trial and extremely severe sentence given Yuri Orlov by the Soviet Union for his activities with the Moscow-Helsinki group, activities which in Canada would be perfectly acceptable.
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: CONDEMNATION OF U.S.S.R. TRIAL AND SENTENCE OF YURI ORLOV-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43