Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Bill C-346, An Act to amend the State Immunity Act and the Criminal Code (terrorist activity).

Mrs. Nina Grewal (Fleetwood—Port Kells, CPC) [Grewal.N@parl.gc.ca] moved for leave to introduce Bill C-346, An Act to amend the State Immunity Act and the Criminal Code (terrorist activity).

She said: “Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of all Canadians to introduce a bill entitled, an act to amend the State Immunity Act and the Criminal Code, terrorist activity.

“The bill would amend the State Immunity Act to prevent foreign states that engage in terrorist activity from claiming immunity from the jurisdiction of Canadian courts. It also amends the Criminal Code to provide victims who suffer loss or damages as a result of terrorist activity with a civil remedy against the person or state who engaged in the terrorist activity.

“The legislation is far superior and more comprehensive than anything ever tabled in this House. Terrorism is not a victimless crime and the victims and their families must be ensured that their rights are protected.

“I thank the member for Cambridge for seconding my bill.”

[June 22, 2006]