Canadian Jewish Political Affairs Committee
Statement by Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff on the attack of the flotilla in the Gaza region
Liberal Leader Michael Ignatieff made the following statement today on the attack of the flotilla bringing aid to the Gaza Strip:
“We deeply regret the loss of lives in this tragedy.
While we will always support Israel’s right to self-defence, a measured response is important when dealing with security threats in this region. 
Given the loss of civilian lives, we are expecting clarification on exactly what happened.
Canada’s objective is, and always will be, to achieve peace in the Middle East. This incident does not help us meet that objective.
On behalf of the Liberal Party of Canada and our parliamentary caucus, I urge the State of Israel to work to ensure that humanitarian aid reaches civilians in the Gaza Strip.”