October 17, 1968 (28th Parliament, 1st Session)

NDP

Francis Andrew Brewin

New Democratic Party

Mr. Andrew Brewin (Greenwood):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to make a brief comment about the minister's statement. We, like other members of the house, were deeply shocked by the military intervention of the Soviet forces in the internal affairs of Czechoslovakia. It is perfectly obvious that that move must damage international relations. Nevertheless we suggest that there should be no overreacting to this event. One of the reasons for this occurrence may have been the internal situation and fear within the U.S.S.R. which, we believe, is not as monolithic as it looks from the outside. We hope this occasion will not be used in any way to cut down or cut off the contacts between this country and other countries and those countries behind the so called iron curtain.

DEBATES October 17. 1968

Topic:   STATEMENT ON ACTION TO CONTROL INCREASED NARCOTICS TRAFFIC
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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