Hon. Jack Layton (Toronto—Danforth, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, following a deadly raid on a convoy of ships off the Gaza coast, we learned that three Canadian citizens appear to have been imprisoned by the Israeli authorities. Has our embassy in Israel made contact with these citizens?
Could the Prime Minister update this House on the whereabouts of these individuals, and can he confirm that they will be repatriated to Canada at the earliest opportunity?
Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, while I obviously do not discuss individual consular cases, the government obviously has full consular access
and is providing consular services to these individuals.