April 30, 1970 (28th Parliament, 2nd Session)

NDP

Thomas Clement (Tommy) Douglas

New Democratic Party

Mr. Douglas (Nanaimo-Cowichan-The Islands):

A supplementary question, Mr. Speaker. In the last couple of weeks I have asked both the Secretary of State for External Affairs and the Prime Minister whether the Canadian government would at least follow the lead of France and other countries in calling for a reconvening of the Geneva Accord nations. At that time the government indicated it would be prepared to participate but not to call for such a conference. May I ask now whether the Canadian government would be prepared to join with other nations in endeavouring to put this question on the agenda of the United Nations so that the matter can be dealt with on an international basis instead of allowing it to drift into what could be a very serious war in Southeast Asia?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
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