Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Genocide Convention

Genocide Convention
December 12, 2006
House Speech

“Mr. Speaker, it is shocking almost beyond words that we face two genocidal threats in our day.

“The first is Ahmadinejad’s Iran, which denies the Nazi Holocaust as it incites to a new one in its public call for the annihilation of Israel.

“The second is the accelerated genocide in Darfur, where over 400,000 have died, where four million are on a desperate life support system and where mass atrocity, rape, the bombing and burning of villages and forced expulsion are regular rituals.

“Words and resolutions are important, but what is so necessary now is action and the political will to enforce the genocide convention and the responsibility to protect obligation. Canada, in concert with the international community, must act and act now.”