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Hi All, I thought you might like to see this resolution proposed for the Biennial Convention of the Liberal Party of Canada. It is a "priority" resolution! The URL to download the complete resolutions listing is : http://www.liberal.ca/biennial2000/policy/index.htm#workshops According to the site, "All resolutions passed at the plenary session become official Party policy." - hence government of Canada Policy! I will try to find out more about the resolution. Anyone on this list with connections to the Liberal Party of Canada or Alberta? Here is the resolution : "69. Lifting Economic Sanctions Against Iraq WHEREAS the economic sanctions imposed on Iraq after its last global conflict have created a greater suffering to the people of Iraq rather than to its political and military regimes; WHEREAS the United Nations Security Council has recognized that the continued economic sanctions on the State of Iraq are futile in limiting the militaris-tic regime’s stranglehold on the people of Iraq; WHEREAS Canada is a strong and contributing mem-ber of the United Nations; BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada urge the federal government to support a current United Nations’ Security Council resolution to lift all economic sanctions against Iraq." Liberal Party of Canada in Alberta I am not quite sure what the UN Resolution is that is mentioned - apart from the one passed in December which has conditions on it in terms in terms of arms inspection and is hardly just "lifting sanctions" I note the proposal comes from Alberta. The cynic in me says maybe the Alberta based oil companies want to get in on the oil development/repair action that will have to come to Iraq's oil industry eventually. Regards, Peter Griffith :-) -- ----------------------------------------------------------------------- This is a discussion list run by the Campaign Against Sanctions on Iraq For removal from list, email email@example.com Full archive and list instructions are available from the CASI website: http://welcome.to/casi