September 1, 1988 (33rd Parliament, 2nd Session)


David Orlikow

New Democratic Party

Mr. David Orlikow (Winnipeg North):

Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present two petitions signed by residents of Scarborough, Markham and Ottawa, Ontario; Sydney and Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia, and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. In both petitions they say that the Government had no mandate from the Canadian people to conclude a free trade agreement with the United States, that a trade agreement negotiated by the Mulroney Government threatens the very fabric of Canadian political and economic sovereignty by removing the power of the Canadian Government to effectively control foreign ownership to develop Canadian energy resources in the best interests of Canadians or to equalize opportunities between the regions. Therefore, they humbly pray and call upon Parliament to dissolve and allow the people of Canada the opportunity to accept or reject the proposed free trade agreement during a national general election.

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