Hon. John C. Crosbie (St. John's West):
Madam Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 in connection with the first national conference of citizens of Canada representing 27 Solidarity support committees who met in their first national conference on April 24 and 25 at Toronto. I move, seconded by the hon. member for Etobicoke Centre (Mr. Wilson) and the hon. member for Vegreville (Mr. Mazankow-ski):
That this House resolves, since both the Canadian and Polish governments signed the Helsinki Accord, the Canadian government is morally and legally obliged to defend human rights now suspended in Poland; moreover, that the Canadian ambassador to the United Nations raise the issue of Poland at the United Nations debates; that the Canadian government, using moneys put away for Poland, finance a national or international delegation of accountability to verify whether indeed Canadian food exports to Poland are reaching the people; and finally, that the Canadian government replace the present symbolic and ineffective sanctions with more meaningful ones and therefore implement a full range of trade, diplomatic and cultural sanctions against Poland and the Soviet Bloc until the state of war is lifted in Poland and human, citizen and trade union rights are reinstated.
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: POLAND-SUPPORT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS-MOTION UNDER