Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Hon. Jerahmiel S. Grafstein moved third reading of Bill S-210, An Act to amend the Criminal Code (suicide bombings)…

He said: Honourable senators, you have heard these arguments before. I will sum up briefly, from my perspective, what took place at the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs.

…Therefore this bill has overwhelming bipartisan support because they all understand the purpose of suicide bombing, which is to kill innocent people for political, ideological or so-called religious objectives and sow terror in the populace. This cult of death is anathema to every organized religion, be it Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu or others; agnostics and atheists alike all abhor "suicide bombing" as contained in this bill.

The Criminal Code is an educative tool. It is also a tool for deterrence. In the last week alone, honourable senators – and this evidence is anecdotal – over 125 deaths were caused by suicide bombings across the world, as well as countless injuries and maiming. This bill will send a clear and simple message to the international community that Canada stands resolutely against suicide bombing, whether at home or abroad, in any way, shape or form or under any circumstances…