Hon. Warren Allmand (Notre-Dame-de-Grace-Lachine
East): Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister (Mr. Mulroney), speaking about the Peace Camp on Parliament Hill, was quoted recently as having said: "I think they made their point. It's been amply made, it's been well made. It's really a question of how much more you want to make a point."
How can the Prime Minister say that these young people have made their point when, last year, countries of the world spent over $700 billion on arms, when $100 billion of that was spent on nuclear weapons, when we now have in the world 50,000 nuclear weapons which have one million times the destructive power of the Hiroshima bomb, when there is a new nuclear test taking place in the world every week which is really a rehearsal for nuclear war? The nuclear weapons that exist now can destroy 800 million lives in less than one day. Despite that, the Prime Minister has said that these young people have made their point.
I would ask the Prime Minister to agree that this important vigil, that this important reminder stay on Parliament Hill
until the nations of the world ban nuclear madness from the face of the earth.