September 26, 1997 (36th Parliament, 1st Session)

NDP

Alexa McDonough

New Democratic Party

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, my question is for the prime minister.
The Canadian government has been busily negotiating a multilateral agreement on investment with profound implications for Canadians.
My office has been deluged with calls from people who want to know what this will mean. They want to have their say, not after the ink is dry on the agreement but before the government enters into any such deal.
Will the prime minister make a firm commitment today to hold full public hearings across the country prior to any such investment deal being signed?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Multilateral Agreement On Investment
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