Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, I thank the Hon. Member for remembering what I said two weeks ago and for remembering what he said to me 23 years ago. I assure him that I have always respected his sense of dedication to Canada and the means that he used in order to further the Canadian common weal.
I must say that this House has been very supportive of the peace initiative. All Parties have joined in a very difficult negotiation, and a very successful one, in ensuring that the Peace Institute would be created by this Parliament. I am particularly grateful to the committee chairman, the Hon. Member for Saint-Denis, who ensured the difficult negotiations which permitted the passage in committee and, of course, to my colleague, the Secretary of State for External Affairs who, with the Hon. Member for Yukon and the Hon. Member for New Westminster-Coquitlam, was able to give life to this Institute. I am sure the Hon. Member for Winnipeg-North Centre will, like me, in our respective retirements wish all those who will be involved in the Institute and in the pursuit of
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peace, which is so dear and so close to Canadian ideals, well, and watch with approval their work in that line.
Subtopic: LIBERAL PARTY LEADERSHIP CONVENTION-PRIME MINISTER'S SPEECH