Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Darfur – Rwandan Genocide



Ms. Louise Thibault (Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basques, Ind.):


"Mr. Speaker, after the Rwanda genocide in 1994, the whole world declared, never again! On the eve of 2008, the government must take the action required to put an end to this murderous conflict in Darfur. The government could increase its interposition force, significantly increase its aid budget for those risking their lives in Sudan to bring peace, and convince China to engage in meaningful dialogue to find a real solution to the conflict.


It could do that. It could take action. But it has not. Why?"


Hon. Maxime Bernier (Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC):


"Mr. Speaker, I have said this before in the House. Yes, we are taking action with regard to Darfur. We have provided more than $286 million to help the African Union restore peace to a difficult situation in the world. We have also given $441 million to help the people, providing food, drugs and basic assistance to more than 4.2 million people."