Mrs. Shirley Maheu (Saint-Laurent-Cartierville):
Madam Speaker, in 1984 the Prime Minister promised the Chinese, Italian, Ukrainian and German communities that he would finally settle the redress issue by negotiating in good faith.
We know that the government negotiated in good faith for the Japanese redress. The minister of multicultural-ism had a mandate then.
Why has the Prime Minister denied the minister a mandate today and ordered him to impose a take it or leave it proposal on these communities? Why the double standard?