OTTAWA (Nov. 20)
Canada will continue to hold by its ban on arms shipment to the Middle East, Sidney Smith, Minister for External Affairs, told Parliament yesterday
The government. Mr. Smith noted, was conforming to a United Nations resolution asking UN members to refrain from sending arms into that region and was particularly anxious to avoid any action which might jeopardize the UN Emergency Force in the Middle East which contains a large Canadian contingent.
Mr. Smith’s remarks were made in reply to a query from Lester Pearson, former External Minister, who asked if the government planned to restore permission for arms sales to Israel which were banned a year ago during the Sinai operation.