Mr. Irenee Pelletier (Sherbrooke):
Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present a petition from several hundred constituents of mine.
To the Hon. the House of Commons of Canada, in Parliament assembled. The petition of the undersigned residents of Canada who now avail themselves of their ancient and undoubted rights thus to present a grievance common to your petitioners in the certain assurance that your Hon. House will therefore provide a remedy. The petition was drawn up by the Comite Estrien pour l'Amerique Centrale, an umbrella organization for a number of organizations such as the Carrefour de Solidarity Internationale, the Service d'Entraide Internationale, and Developpement et Paix de Sherbrooke.
Briefly, the petition expresses the desire:
First, that the Canadian Government urge the United States to recall all its troops and advisers from the territory of Central America.
Second, that the Canadian Government accept the hand of friendship offered by the Government of Nicaragua and as of now maintain privileged diplomatic relations by opening an embassy in Managua.
Wherefore your petitioners humbly pray and call upon Parliament to consider the two aforementioned requests made by the Comite Estrien pour l'Amerique Centrale. And as in duty bound your petitioners ever pray.
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