Masse Tables Petition of Canadians Opposed to the Proposed Canada-Colombia Free Trade Deal

Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I am proud to rise to support this petition which is against the Canada-Colombia trade deal. The House has been debating the issue of Canada entering into a privileged trading relationship with a narco-state that has a history of murder against civil society members who have tried to unionize and provide a better life for many citizens.
The petitioners are calling for a commission to be completed first to look at the human rights issues before Canada enters into that privileged trading relationship with such a state.