MASSE IN THE HOUSE: Petition on the Crisis in Sri Lanka
May 6th, 2009 - 8:14pm
Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have four petitions which I would like to present to the House today.
The first petition calls attention to the situation in Sri Lanka. The petitioners note that the lives of 200,000 to 250,000 Tamils currently in the combat zone are at risk.
The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to use every diplomatic means possible to call for a ceasefire and to work with the international community to ensure that the Sri Lanka government stops its military attacks and ensure that the civilian population can be moved out.
The petitioners also want to make sure that there is a strong UN position to end the violence.