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

NDP

Alexa McDonough

New Democratic Party

Ms. Alexa McDonough (Halifax, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I directed my question to the prime minister and I am hoping we are going to get an answer.
The head of the World Trade Organization has said of the MAI process: “We are writing the constitution for a new global economy”. Surely an agreement of this importance deserves the same standard of public disclosure, input and consultation that Canadians have demanded with respect to their own Constitution.
It is clear that the government intended to sign, seal and deliver the MAI before the last election, even without consultation.
Will the prime minister assure us today that Canadians will have their say?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Multilateral Agreement On Investment
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