Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Foreign Affairs

Mr. Gilles Duceppe (Laurier—Sainte-Marie, BQ):  

    Mr. Speaker, following the Israeli army’s assault on a humanitarian flotilla bound for Gaza, the United Nations Security Council called for an impartial, transparent investigation conforming to international standards to shed light on this terrible tragedy. The Security Council also called on Israeli authorities to free the prisoners.

 

    Will the Conservative government wholeheartedly support the UN Security Council’s demands?

 

 

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

    Mr. Speaker, Canada’s position is clear. We expect all the parties involved in this incident to come forward with the facts.

 

Mr. Gilles Duceppe (Laurier—Sainte-Marie, BQ)

    Mr. Speaker, my question is specific. I am asking whether this government, which aspires to sit on the Security Council, will support the Security Council’s clear demand for an impartial, transparent investigation conforming to international standards and for the release of prisoners by Israeli authorities.

 

    Will he support the Security Council’s demand, yes or no?

 

 

Right Hon. Stephen Harper (Prime Minister, CPC)

    Mr. Speaker, once again, I have answered that question clearly. There was an incident, and we expect all the parties involved in that incident to present the facts in a transparent way.