Mr. Speaker, it is an honour for me today to stand and present this petition from Canadians for Action in Darfur.
The petitioners insist that Canada must act to stop the humanitarian catastrophe in Darfur. They outline that since 2003 over 400,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million people have been displaced. The petitioners also call upon the Canadian government to engage with the international community in whatever way is necessary to end these atrocities.
It is interesting that each signature on this petition represents 100 innocent citizens of Darfur who have been killed.
This is primarily the work of Mr. Dan Leroy from Canadians for Action in Darfur and his association. We thank them for their continued involvement and conscientious caring for the people of Darfur.