February 19, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Lorne Edmund Nystrom

New Democratic Party

Hon. Lome Nystrom (Yorkton-Melville):

Madam Speaker, I was disappointed to learn the other day that the parliamentary committee studying the North American free trade agreement has decided to cancel a hearing in Saskatchewan.
I have a letter from Mr. Paul Brassard, co-ordinator of the Rural Life Ministry. He wrote:
The tour to Saskatchewan has been cancelled. We were missed in
April and now again. What is happening to our democratic process?
We are a part of Canada and insist that we be heard on NAFTA.
Those are the facts from Paul Brassard, co-ordinator of the Rural Life Ministry, a highly respected group in Saskatchewan.
They have the right to be heard. The people of Saskatchewan have the right to be heard on NAFTA. I insist that a parliamentary committee go to our province and let the people speak. I am not sure what the government is afraid of or what the opposition is afraid of, but these people have the right to speak.

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