I suppose everybody is entitled to one enemy. As the former leader of the New Democratic Party said, who has not got an enemy? When he asked that, a fellow stood up at the back of the hall and said "I have not got any enemies". When Mr. Douglas asked him why he had none, he said, "I outlived them all!" I continue:
Despite Mexican constitutional provisions that no one may be held incommunicado and that everyone has the immediate right to an attorney, such provisions are usually ignored or blurred in practice by prosecutors and police.
This violation of constitutional rights does not invalidate the case under Mexican law.
In conclusion, I would hope the recommendations I have made this afternoon asking that a strong petition be delivered, asking that the matter be brought before the human rights and civil rights bodies of the United Nations, asking that we ourselves should make a study of the situation in a white paper, will be accepted by the government and endorsed by all members of the House. I am certain that if presented in the
right light the grievances I have outlined, grievances which affect many young Canadians and Canadian families, will be remedied by goodwill and international understanding.
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