June 9, 1972 (28th Parliament, 4th Session)

PC

Eldon Mattison Woolliams

Progressive Conservative

Mr. Eldon M. Woolliams (Calgary North):

Mr. Speaker, I should like to direct a question to the Acting Prime Minister not only as Acting Prime Minister but also in his capacity as Secretary of State for External Affairs. It is a very serious question. In addition to the terms of the Tokyo, The Hague, and the Montreal conventions, would the minister advise the House what role Canada is taking m having the Security Council of the United Nations get all nations together, whether they are signatories to these conventions or not, to obtain a world-wide and universal agreement that extradition proceedings will apply to all hijackers and that no one will harbour hijackers or retain ransom money contrary to the conventions in question and the wishes of the majority of nations that want to bring an end to the ever-increasing, terrible, frightening crime of hijacking?

Topic:   AIR TRANSPORT
Subtopic:   HIJACKING-CANADIAN ROLE IN SECURING ACTION BY UNITED NATIONS TO OBTAIN UNIVERSAL AGREEMENT ON EXTRADITION OF HIJACKERS
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