STK-ID 55385

Continued from Shot No. 55377 (Part 5/15 of speech): MCU of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker continuing his speech to the United Nations Assembly on September 26, 1960. Transcript is as follows:"I need not add that Canada is opposed to that bizarre proposal. To accept it would require an amendment of the Charter; to accept it would reduce the United Nations to an instrument of indecision and impotence. It would, in fact, multiply the veto to the detriment of the effective operation of this organization.I shall now say a few words on the Congo. What has happened there has given rise to one of the most challenging situations which the United Nations has ever had to face. I agree with the foreign minister of Argentina when he pointed out that the results so far attained are a demonstration of what international cooperation can achieve when its members are determined to lend their full support. Canada has played its part in United Nations operations there; it did so at the request of the United Nations, providing specially-qualified personnel-Signals, Communications, Air Transport-and emergency food provisions. We are a member of NATO. Is the fact that we are a member of that defensive organization any indication that the course we took, in providing this type of assistance on request, can be described as being aggressive?"Continued in Shot No. 55378.


Excerpt from
Diefenbaker's Speech at the United Nations
Democratic Republic of Congo, New York (city)
National Film Board
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