Mr. Douglas Roche (Edmonton South):
Madam Speaker, today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Commonwealth, a unique association of 44 countries of different racial, cultural, and economic backgrounds. At a time when the international community is engulfed in a crisis of mistrust and inaction, the Commonwealth has the facility to bring diverse nations together in harmony and good will. Therefore I move, seconded by the hon. member for Kingston and the Islands (Miss MacDonald):
That Canada renew its support of the aims and objectives of the Commonwealth, particularly the dedication of the Commonwealth to upholding human rights, opposing racial discrimination, and resolving the world economic crisis through measures to close the rich-poor gap in the world.
Subtopic: THE COMMONWEALTH
Sub-subtopic: FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY-SUPPORT FOR AIMS AND OBJECTIVES-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43