Mr. Speaker, a nation's laws should be based on its values, goals and aspirations, not its genes. With that observation I wish to read some excerpts from a letter to the Western Producer by T. A. Howe of Regina.
The continuing tragic ethnic wars of our world attest to the folly of promoting societies and distinctions based on ethnic heritage.
A wise and just society builds on the equality, creativity and unity of all individuals without regard to birth or background-
Entrenching `distinct society' status based on the dominant group in a nation or province cannot be justified (either by history or by urgency) any more than granting or continuing special status for any historically dominant gender, colour or creed.