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

LIB

Mitchell William Sharp (Secretary of State for External Affairs)

Liberal

Hon. Mitchell Sharp (Acting Prime Minister):

I am quite sure that a question like this asking for a decision on a hypothetical case is not one that I could answer at this time. I can assure the hon. gentleman that we abhor the crime of hijacking as much as he does. We are trying to take whatever action we can, and I think are as effective as any other country in the world in dealing with this question.

Topic:   IMPOSITION OF CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ON HIJACKERS WHO KILL PILOTS OF PLANES
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