IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ about the treatment of North Korean refugees in China

40th Parliament, 3rd Session

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I would like to present a petition that is signed by many residents, not of Burnaby--New Westminster, but of Toronto, Thornhill, Ontario and throughout southern and southwestern Ontario. These are citizens who are concerned about the plight of refugees from North Korea who have escaped North Korea and gone into China and are being sent back to North Korea routinely, whereas, as you know, Mr. Speaker, there is appalling disregard for their human rights and punishment by the brutal North Korean regime.

The undersigned citizens call upon the House of Commons and the Government of Canada to support my motion, Motion No. 383, and vigorously participate in the effort to support these refugees from North Korea and ensure that they are not sent back to North Korea but rather are sent to South Korea or other safe havens.