IN THE HOUSE ~ Presenting petitions ~ on the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
May 15th, 2009 - 4:00am
40th Parliament, 2nd Session
Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Secondly, Mr. Speaker, on the Canada-Colombia trade deal there are over 200 petitioners. These are from across Canada, from the lower mainland of B.C. right through to Nova Scotia, including Thunder Bay and Newfoundland.
The petitioners are calling on the Government of Canada to stop the process around Canada-Colombia. As the House knows tens of thousands of Canadians have written to the government to say that the Canada-Columbia trade deal should not be implemented and that a full and impartial human rights assessment should be done before there are any further negotiations with the Colombian government.
Those petitions continue to pour in. We are hoping that the government will listen to Canadian citizens who write to it.