Right Hon. P. E. Trudeau (Prime Minister):
Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the emotion with which the Leader of the Opposition speaks. I respect that. He feels deeply indignant about what happened to the Japanese Canadians some 40 years ago. I share that indignation. I have expressed it on other occasions. It seems to me he is making much of a semantic difference between an apology and a regret. As for me I am always prepared, with some effort, to apologize for my actions.
Topic: ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic: REQUEST THAT GOVERNMENT APOLOGIZE