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Tuesday, 19 October 2004 01:48
Call for public hearings o­n Star Wars missile defence

Steve Staples: NDP leader Jack Layton today called for public hearings o­n missile defence before a vote is held in Parliament. This is important for us as it gives us an important opportunity to bring forward viewpoints that have been overlooked by the government and to generate more media  attention to the issue.

Dear Friends -

A further step toward these hearings was taken today by NDP Foreign Affairs
critic Alexa McDonough calling o­n the Commons Foreign Affairs committee, or
a new committee, to take o­n the role of soliciting the views of Canadians o­n
joining the US missile shield. This motion will be considered later today by
the Steering Committee of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and will hopefully
be brought to the committee as a whole o­n Wednesday.

We are putting together a lobby letter for the members of the committee to
support McDonough's motion, and will have it available o­n ceasefire.ca
Tuesday.

 - Steve

NOTICE OF MOTION / AVIS DE MOTION
Standing Committee o­n Foreign Affairs and International Trade / Comit?
permanent des affaires ?trang?res et du commerce international

Alexa McDonough, MP / d?put?e
Halifax

That pursuant to Standing Order 108:

a) The Standing Committee o­n Foreign Affairs and International Trade commit
to public hearings of Canadians? views regarding any participation by Canada
in the United States? Ballistic Missile Defence plan either through this
committee, or the House striking a special committee;
b) The Committee urge the Government of Canada not to sign any memorandum of
understanding or treaty that entrenches Canada?s formal participation in the
US Ballistic Missile Defence plan until public hearings in every province
and territory o­n the matter are concluded and a report with recommendations
is tabled in Parliament.


Que, conform?ment au paragraphe 108 du R?glement :

c) Le Comit? permanent des affaires ?trang?res et du commerce international
s?engage ? tenir lui-m?me, ou par l?entremise d?un comit? sp?cial form? par
la Chambre, des audiences publique afin d?entendre le point de vue des
Canadiens au sujet d?une participation quelconque du Canada au plan de
d?fense antimissile balistique des ?tats-Unis;
d) Le Comit? exhorte le gouvernement du Canada ? ne pas signer de protocole
d?entente ni de trait? engageant officiellement la participation du Canada
au plan de d?fense antimissile balistique des ?tats-Unis avant la fin d?
audiences publiques men?es dans chaque province et territoire sur la
question et le d?p?t au Parlement d?un rapport assorti de recommandations.


______________
Steven Staples
Director,
Project o­n the Corporate-Security State
Polaris Institute
312 Cooper Street
Ottawa, o­ntario  K2P 0G7
CANADA
t. 613 237-1717 x107
c. 613 290-2695
f. 613 237-3359
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-----Original Message-----
From: McDonough, Alexa - Assistant 1 [mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ]
Sent: Monday, October 18, 2004 1:39 PM
To: Steven Staples (E-mail)
Subject: BMD motion

 

Steve this was sent to committee today.
 <<Notice of Motion.BMD.10.04.doc>>

V. Anthony Salloum
Legislative and Communications Assistant - Adjoint L?gislatif; Adjoint aux
communications
Alexa McDonough, MP/ D?put?e Halifax
Foreign Affairs and Post-Secondary Education Critic; Porte-parole pour les
affaires ?trang?res et ?ducation post-secondaire;
Tel: (613)995-4492      Fax/T?l?copier: (613)992-8569      www.alexahfx.ca

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