May 31, 1993 (34th Parliament, 3rd Session)


Margaret Anne Mitchell

New Democratic Party

Ms. Margaret Mitchell (Vancouver East):

Madam Speaker, I know the minister is sincere, but surely the Minister of Multiculturalism is there to be a strong advocate for people who have suffered this kind of discrimination over the years not just to appraise the government.
My supplementary question is for the same minister. Since the Italian and Ukrainian Canadians who suffered unjust wartime internment also have refused the government's redress package, will the government also negotiate individually, and I say negotiate not just consult, a compromise redress settlement with these groups rather than attempt to impose a clearly unacceptable package at the 11th hour before an election?

Subtopic:   REDRESS
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