October 3, 1996 (35th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Gurbax Malhi


Mr. Gurbax Singh Malhi (Bramalea-Gore-Malton, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I have received many, many phone calls from constituents in my riding and Indo-Canadians from across Canada congratulating the Prime Minister, and in a special way, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, on the upcoming opening of a Canadian liaison office in the capital of India's Punjab state. This makes Canada the only foreign country with a presence in the region.
As the most open-minded, tolerant and inclusive party in Canada, the federal Liberal Party remains the party of choice for most new Canadians.
Having taken part in last January's Team Canada trade mission to India and having worked toward this week's news for years, I wish to express my personal gratitude to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister for this historic step which will be remembered forever in the record books of both India and Canada.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Foreign Affairs
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