February 2, 1955 (22nd Parliament, 2nd Session)

CCF

Major James William Coldwell

Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (C.C.F.)

Mr. Coldwell:

May I just say that I wish to thank the minister for what he has said. But all these considerations were carefully thought of before I introduced this proposal. What I am afraid of is that we are doing exactly what we did in the years between the two wars, in not demanding that this House of Commons express its opinion on grave matters which may involve us in catastrophe later on.
My request is based entirely upon what was said by the Secretary of State for External Affairs in the house on January 25 and the fact that authoritative statements from London today indicate that there has been a change of attitude by our representatives there.

Topic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Subtopic:   FORMOSA
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