Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Iran

Mr. Scott Reid (Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington, CPC): ReidS@parl.gc.ca 
 
Mr. Speaker, I am relieved to see that we are feeling in the mood for unanimous consent again. There was a consultation among the parties and I believe you will find unanimous consent for the following motion:
 
[Translation]
 
That, in the opinion of the House,
 
(a) Canada supports the democratic aspirations of the people of Iran; 
 
(b) Canada condemns the use of violence and force by Iranian authorities against their own people to suppress pro-democracy demonstrations following the Iranian presidential elections of June 12, 2009;
 
(c) Canada condemns the use of torture by Iranian authorities; 
 
(d) Canada calls for the immediate release of all political prisoners held in Iran; 
 
[English]
 
(e) Canada calls on Iran to fully respect all of its human rights obligations, both in law and in practice.
 
(f) Canada condemns Iran ‘s complete disregard for legally binding UN Security Council Resolutions 1696, 1737, 1747, and 1803 and International Atomic Energy Agency requirements.
 
(g) Canada affirms its opposition to nuclear proliferation and condemns any pursuit by Iran of nuclear weapons capability.
 
(h) Canada recommends to international organizations of which it is a member that a new set of targeted sanctions be implemented against Iran , in concert with allies, unless Iran comes into compliance with its human rights and nuclear obligations in law and in practice.
 
The Speaker: 
 
Does the hon. member for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?
 
Some hon. members: Agreed.
 
The Speaker: The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?
 
Some hon. members: Agreed.
 
(Motion agreed to)