Mr. Speaker, is the Minister of Foreign Affairs saying he rejects that possibility with respect to any country guilty of severe human rights violations, whether it be Burma in the present or South Africa in the past? The government from now on will rely on good rapport that is supposed to be established between countries as a result of trade? Or, is he still open to the possibility of using trade sanctions as a way of upholding human rights around the world?
In the House of Commons on May 15th, 1995. See this statement in context.