Mr. Ernie Epp (Thunder Bay-Nipigon):
Mr. Speaker, my question is directed to the Prime Minister who has already recognized the long-standing support of the New Democratic Party for redress to Japanese-Canadians and which, of course, remembers his own question that last day in June of 1984, to former Prime Minister Trudeau when he asked for redress.
The Prime Minister knows that the American President has signed a Bill authorizing compensation to individual Japanese-American survivors. Recognizing that the issue of individual compensation has been the sticking point in all the discussions with the National Association of Japanese Canadians, will the Prime Minister now authorize negotiations with the National Association of Japanese Canadians on the issue of individual compensation for Japanese-Canadian survivors?
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