June 4, 2003 (37th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Claude Bachand

Bloc Québécois

Mr. Claude Bachand (Saint-Jean, BQ)

Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Minister of Defence voted in favour of the missile defence program while other government members voted against it, for fear that this program would lead to the militarization of space. That motion closes the discussions. It is as if we were giving blanket approval to any system from the outset.
Does the government realize that the expression any system contained in the motion means that the government is accepting in advance the militarization of space?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   Natioal Defence
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