Hon. Lloyd Axworthy (Winnipeg-Fort Garry):
Mr. Speaker, if it is true that the Parliamentary Secretary in his own fashion is speaking for the Government, then the question stands. Why is the Government retreating from its position? Why has it changed the stated position of the Minister in the House that we would protest those measures in the omnibus Trade Bill which contravene the trade agreement even though those measures are still in the Bill as it has been passed by the Congress? Why has the Government once again lost its backbone when it comes to protecting Canadian interests and has subjected Canadian exporters to further trade harassment?
August 11, 1988
Why are we perpetrating a joke on the Canadian people by having tougher trade laws?
Subtopic: CANADIAN POSITION