Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Egypt
Hon. Bob Rae:  
    Mr. Speaker, the member made a great point by saying he would like Canadian policy to be declaratory.
    I am a little surprised that there is one declaration that the member did not make in his speech and I wonder if he would like to take the opportunity to make it today. Would the member agree that any future government of Egypt would be expected by this country to fully respect the peace treaty that it signed with the State of Israel and that it would fully expect the government of Egypt to continue to play a constructive role in the peace talks in the region? Does the member agree that is a declaratory principle of Canadian foreign policy that is just as important as some of the others he has mentioned?
 
Mr. Paul Dewar:  
    Mr. Speaker, yes