Canadian House of Commons Passes Motion re Genocide of Tamils

by Canadian Parliament, June 19, 2019

https://openparliament.ca/debates/2019/6/19/cheryl-hardcastle-1/ (halfway down page)

Sri Lanka Oral Questions

June 19th, 2019 / 3:15 p.m.

Cheryl Hardcastle Windsor—Tecumseh, ON, NDP

Mr. Speaker, there have been discussions among the parties, and I am hopeful that if you seek it, you will find unanimous consent for the following motion.

I move:

That the House, (a) extend its condolences to all the victims of violence and war in Sri Lanka; (b) call on the Government of Sri Lanka to promote justice for those affected by the Easter Sunday attacks, protect the rights of religious minorities and defend all places of worship; (c) reaffirm Canada’s call for Sri Lanka to implement its obligations within a clearly specified time frame, as mandated under the UN Human Rights Council resolutions 30/1 and 40/1 as well as Canada’s support in advancing accountability, peace and reconciliation among all people on the island; and (d) call upon the United Nations to establish an international independent investigation into allegations of genocide against Tamils committed in Sri Lanka, including during the last phase of the armed conflict in 2009.

The Speaker Geoff Regan

Does the hon. member have the unanimous consent of the House to move the motion?

Some hon. members

Agreed.

The Speaker Geoff Regan

The House has heard the terms of the motion. Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion?

Some hon. members

Agreed.

The Speaker Geoff Regan

(Motion agreed to)

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