CHINESE CANADIAN COMMUNITY
Mr. Mac Harb (Ottawa Centre, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, last week the member for
Kootenay-Columbia deeply offended all Canadians by calling Canada's Chinese
community a threat to national security.
Following question period on September 20, I received a letter from the
president of the Federation of Ottawa-Carleton Chinese Community
Organizations condemning the member for Kootenay-Columbia.
We already know that the leader of the Canadian Alliance said nothing when
members of his party insulted the work ethic of Atlantic Canadians. Now we
can add Chinese Canadians to their hit list.
Let us call a spade a spade. The Reform Party may have changed its name but
it represents nothing more than a thin veneer of intolerance. In fact,
leaders in the Chinese community are asking if the intentions of the member
for Kootenay-Columbia are simply racist, insane or both.
Some hon. members: Oh, oh.
The Speaker: Order, please. I ask the hon. member to withdraw the word
Mr. Mac Harb: Mr. Speaker, I will withdraw the word racist. I have the
letter from the community to-
The Speaker: The hon. member for Regina-Lumsden-Lake Centre.