Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Louise Arbour

Ms. Martha Hall Findlay (Willowdale, Lib.):  
Mr. Speaker, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Louise Arbour, is stepping down at the end of the month. She has already been congratulated by people the world over for her courage and candour, but here, this Conservative government is remaining silent, humiliating Canada in front of the international community.
Is it true that the Prime Minister himself has asked that Canadian representatives say nothing?
Hon. Vic Toews:  
Shame on her.
Hon. David Emerson (Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Pacific Gateway and the Vancouver-Whistler Olympics, CPC):  
Mr. Speaker, we congratulate the work of Louise Arbour. We very strongly support the United Nations in its pursuit of the protection of human rights and will continue to do so.