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2019-08-21 [p.5750]
— No. 421-03975 concerning crimes against humanity. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-421-156-02;
2019-05-29 [p.5374]
— by Mr. Masse (Windsor West), one concerning crimes against humanity (No. 421-03975);
2019-04-08 [p.5100]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, whereas during a period of three months beginning April 7, 1994, an estimated 800,000 to 1,000,000 Rwandans were killed in an organized campaign of genocide that targeted ethnic Tutsi, as well as ethnic Hutu and others who opposed it, and whereas this genocide was made possible by the indifference and inaction of the international community, the House:
(a) solemnly commemorate the 1994 genocide in Rwanda on the occasion of its 25th anniversary;
(b) reaffirm its commitment to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide; and
(c) designate April 7 as the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
2018-09-27 [p.4012]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House reaffirm the motion passed unanimously in this House last September 20 recognizing that the crimes against humanity committed against the Rohingyas constitute a genocide and, consequently, revoke the honorary Canadian citizenship bestowed on Aung San Suu Kyi in 2007.
2018-09-20 [p.3984]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That the House: (a) endorse the findings of the UN Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar that crimes against humanity have been committed by the Myanmar military against the Rohingya and other ethnic minorities and that these horrific acts were sanctioned at the highest levels of the Myanmar military chain of command; (b) recognize that these crimes against the Rohingya constitute a genocide; (c) welcome the recent decision of the International Criminal Court that it has jurisdiction over the forced deportation of members of the Rohingya people from Myanmar to Bangladesh; (d) call on the UN Security Council to refer the situation in Myanmar to the International Criminal Court; and (e) call for the senior officials in the Myanmar military chain of command to be investigated and prosecuted for the crime of genocide.
2016-10-25 [p.910]
Pursuant to Order made Thursday, October 20, 2016, the House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View), — That the House (a) recognize that ISIS is committing genocide against the Yazidi people; (b) acknowledge that many Yazidi women and girls are still being held captive by ISIS as sexual slaves; (c) recognize that the government has neglected to provide this House with an appropriate plan and the corresponding action required to respond to this humanitarian crisis; (d) support recommendations found in the June 15, 2016, report issued by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria entitled, "They came to destroy: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis"; and (e) call on the government to (i) take immediate action upon all the recommendations found in sections 210, 212, and 213 of the said report, (ii) use its full authority to provide asylum to Yazidi women and girls within 30 days.
The House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the amendment of Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), seconded by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “slaves;” and substituting the following:
“(c) support recommendations found in the June 15, 2016, report issued by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria entitled, “They came to destroy: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis”; and (d) call on the government to (i) take immediate action upon all the recommendations found in sections 210, 212, and 213 of the said report, (ii) provide asylum to Yazidi women and girls within 120 days.”.
The question was put on the amendment and it was agreed to on the following division:
(Division No. 134 -- Vote no 134) - View vote details.
YEAS: 313, NAYS: 0
2016-10-25 [p.913]
Pursuant to Standing Order 81(16), the House proceeded to the putting of the question on the main motion, as amended, of Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View), — That the House (a) recognize that ISIS is committing genocide against the Yazidi people; (b) acknowledge that many Yazidi women and girls are still being held captive by ISIS as sexual slaves; (c) support recommendations found in the June 15, 2016, report issued by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria entitled, “They came to destroy: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis”; and (d) call on the government to (i) take immediate action upon all the recommendations found in sections 210, 212, and 213 of the said report, (ii) provide asylum to Yazidi women and girls within 120 days.
2016-10-25 [p.913]
The question was put on the main motion, as amended, and it was agreed to.
2016-10-20 [p.895]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View), moved, — That the House (a) recognize that ISIS is committing genocide against the Yazidi people; (b) acknowledge that many Yazidi women and girls are still being held captive by ISIS as sexual slaves; (c) recognize that the government has neglected to provide this House with an appropriate plan and the corresponding action required to respond to this humanitarian crisis; (d) support recommendations found in the June 15, 2016, report issued by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria entitled, "They came to destroy: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis"; and (e) call on the government to (i) take immediate action upon all the recommendations found in sections 210, 212, and 213 of the said report, (ii) use its full authority to provide asylum to Yazidi women and girls within 30 days.
Debate arose thereon.
2016-10-20 [p.896]
Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), seconded by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock), moved the following amendment, — That the motion be amended by deleting all the words after the word “slaves” and substituting the following: “(c) support recommendations found in the June 15, 2016, report issued by the United Nations Commission of Inquiry on Syria entitled, “They came to destroy: ISIS Crimes Against the Yazidis”; and (d) call on the government to (i) take immediate action upon all the recommendations found in sections 210, 212, and 213 of the said report, (ii) provide asylum to Yazidi women and girls within 120 days.”.
Debate arose thereon.
2016-10-20 [p.896]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Rempel (Calgary Nose Hill), seconded by Mr. Dreeshen (Red Deer—Mountain View), in relation to the Business of Supply;
And of the amendment of Mr. Kmiec (Calgary Shepard), seconded by Mr. Viersen (Peace River—Westlock).
The debate continued.
2016-10-20 [p.896]
The question was put on the amendment and, pursuant to Order made earlier today, the recorded division was deferred until Tuesday, October 25, 2016, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2016-09-28 [p.796]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Diotte (Edmonton Griesbach), seconded by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake—Eastman), Bill C-306, An Act to establish a Crimean Tatar Deportation (“Sürgünlik”) Memorial Day and to recognize the mass deportation of the Crimean Tatars in 1944 as an act of genocide, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2016-06-14 [p.616]
Pursuant to Order made Thursday, June 9, 2016, the House proceeded to the taking of the deferred recorded division on the motion of Ms. Ambrose (Sturgeon River—Parkland), seconded by Mr. Kent (Thornhill), — That the House agree that ISIS is responsible for: (a) crimes against humanity aimed at groups such as Christians, Yezidis, and Shia Muslims, as well as other religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq; (b) utilizing rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war and enslaving women and girls; and (c) targeting gays and lesbians who have been tortured and murdered; and, as a consequence, that the House strongly condemn these atrocities and declare that these crimes constitute genocide.
The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following division:
(Division No. 88 -- Vote no 88) - View vote details.
YEAS: 139, NAYS: 166
2016-06-09 [p.587]
The Order was read for the consideration of the Business of Supply.
Ms. Ambrose (Sturgeon River—Parkland), seconded by Mr. Kent (Thornhill), moved, — That the House agree that ISIS is responsible for: (a) crimes against humanity aimed at groups such as Christians, Yezidis, and Shia Muslims, as well as other religious and ethnic minorities in Syria and Iraq; (b) utilizing rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war and enslaving women and girls; and (c) targeting gays and lesbians who have been tortured and murdered; and, as a consequence, that the House strongly condemn these atrocities and declare that these crimes constitute genocide.
Debate arose thereon.
2016-06-09 [p.588]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Ambrose (Sturgeon River—Parkland), seconded by Mr. Kent (Thornhill), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2016-06-09 [p.588]
The House resumed consideration of the motion of Ms. Ambrose (Sturgeon River—Parkland), seconded by Mr. Kent (Thornhill), in relation to the Business of Supply.
The debate continued.
2016-06-09 [p.588]
Pursuant to Order made earlier today, the question was deemed put on the motion and the recorded division was deemed requested and deferred until Tuesday, June 14, 2016, at the expiry of the time provided for Oral Questions.
2015-05-25 [p.2555]
Mr. Allison (Niagara West—Glanbrook), from the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, presented the Ninth Report of the Committee, "The Aftermath of the Rwandan Genocide - A Study of the Crisis of Children Born of Rape Committed During the Genocide". — Sessional Paper No. 8510-412-239.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee requested that the government table a comprehensive response.
A copy of the relevant Minutes of Proceedings (Meeting No. 61) was tabled.
2015-05-14 [p.2540]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, in the opinion of the House, and in advance of the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide on July 11, 2015, Parliament should: (a) reaffirm support for former motion M-416 passed by the House of Commons on October 19, 2010, which recognized July 11 annually as Srebrenica Remembrance Day in Canada; and (b) include the Srebrenica genocide and Srebrenica Remembrance Day as part of the Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation, and Awareness Month every April going forward, as supported by the House in motion M-587 passed by Parliament April 24, 2015.
2015-04-24 [p.2412]
At 2:35 p.m., pursuant to Order made Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the House proceeded to the consideration of Private Member's motion M-587.
Mr. Butt (Mississauga—Streetsville), seconded by Mr. Daniel (Don Valley East), moved, — That the House: (a) re-affirm its support for (i) the Holocaust Memorial Day Act, (ii) the Armenian genocide recognition resolution adopted on April 21, 2004, (iii) the Rwandan genocide resolution adopted on April 7, 2008, (iv) the Ukrainian Famine and Genocide (“Holodomor”) Memorial Day Act; (b) call upon the government to honour the victims of all genocides by recognizing the month of April as Genocide Remembrance, Condemnation and Prevention Month; and (c) acknowledge the associated commemorative days of (i) Yom ha-Shoah (Holocaust Memorial Day), as determined by the Jewish Lunar calendar, (ii) Armenian Genocide Memorial Day on April 24, (iii) Rwandan Genocide Memorial Day on April 7, (iv) Holodomor Memorial Day on the fourth Saturday in November. (Private Members' Business M-587)
Debate arose thereon.
2015-04-24 [p.2413]
Pursuant to Order made Wednesday, April 22, 2015, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.
2014-09-15 [p.1340]
— Nos. 412-3485, 412-3486, 412-3538 and 412-3655 concerning the Criminal Code of Canada. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-412-17-21;
2014-06-06 [p.1180]
— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning the Criminal Code of Canada (No. 412-3485);
2014-04-07 [p.800]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — Whereas during a three-month period beginning April 7, 1994, 800 000 Rwandans were killed in an organized campaign of genocide;
That the House solemnly commemorate the Rwandan genocide on the occasion of its 20th anniversary, reflect upon the lessons learned since the genocide, including the importance of reconciliation, and reaffirm its commitment to the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.
2012-06-11 [p.1477]
— by Mr. Toet (Elmwood—Transcona), one concerning museums (No. 411-1294);
2012-03-26 [p.1011]
— Nos. 411-0444 and 411-0512 concerning museums. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-411-35-03;
2012-02-17 [p.850]
— by Mrs. Smith (Kildonan—St. Paul), one concerning prostitution (No. 411-0510), one concerning human trafficking (No. 411-0511) and one concerning museums (No. 411-0512);
2011-12-08 [p.632]
— by Ms. Nash (Parkdale—High Park), one concerning immigration (No. 411-0260) and one concerning museums (No. 411-0261);
2011-10-28 [p.394]
— by Mr. Vellacott (Saskatoon—Wanuskewin), one concerning museums (No. 411-0113);
2010-10-19 [p.774]
By unanimous consent, it was resolved, — That, in the opinion of the House, the day of July 11 should be recognized as Srebrenica Remembrance Day in memorial of the Srebrenica Massacre of July 1995, in which more than 7,000 Bosniak men and boys were executed, which was declared an act of genocide by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Court of Justice, and in which 25,000 others were forcibly removed from their homes by Bosnian Serb forces.
2010-09-20 [p.584]
— Nos. 403-0638 and 403-0644 concerning human rights in India. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-90-01;
2010-09-20 [p.584]
— No. 403-0660 concerning Iran. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-10-05;
2010-08-18 [p.618]
— No. 403-0670 concerning Iran. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-10-04;
2010-06-14 [p.518]
— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning Iran (No. 403-0670);
2010-06-11 [p.511]
— by Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), one concerning Iran (No. 403-0660).
2010-06-10 [p.502]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Oliphant (Don Valley West), seconded by Ms. Davies (Vancouver East), Bill C-533, An Act respecting a Srebrenica Remembrance Day, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2010-06-10 [p.503]
— by Mr. Kania (Brampton West), one concerning human rights in India (No. 403-0638);
2010-06-10 [p.503]
— by Mr. Dhaliwal (Newton—North Delta), one concerning human rights in India (No. 403-0644);
2010-06-09 [p.485]
— No. 403-0459 concerning Iran. — Sessional Paper No. 8545-403-10-03;
2010-04-28 [p.295]
— by Mr. Bezan (Selkirk—Interlake), one concerning Iran (No. 403-0459) and one concerning the Canada Post Corporation (No. 403-0460);
2009-11-26 [p.1094]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), seconded by Mrs. Jennings (Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine), Bill C-483, An Act to amend the State Immunity Act (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes or torture), was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
2009-09-14 [p.732]
Q-331 — Ms. Duncan (Etobicoke North) — With respect to genocide: (a) does the government define the term according to the 1951 Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide; (b) how does the government qualify and quantify “acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnical, racial or religious group” (e.g. is there a critical threshold that must be surpassed in terms of numbers of people killed, extent of physical destruction), and how does the government distinguish among domestic conflict, genocide and war; (c) what are the government’s legal and ethical responsibilities to intervene and protect as a signatory to the 1951 Convention; (d) what is the decision-making process that the government takes in determining whether killing is genocide or not, whether Canada takes action or not, and what possible action might look like; (e) how does the government ensure that it does not use the wording of the convention, namely the lack of numbers of dead or displaced to constitute genocide, to avoid enforcing it; (f) does the government have any measures in place to ensure that national sovereignty is not used as an excuse to prevent Canada from enforcing United Nations regulations; (g) what is the decision-making process that ensures that Canada has multiple viewpoints before making a decision on a possible genocide, and does not just take the viewpoint of a main party while ignoring the opposing side and third-parties; (h) has the government examined past genocides, and identified early warnings, where Canada might have taken action earlier, what the savings would have been in terms of human life, society, and the economy, and how such lessons might be applied to current conflicts, such as Pakistan and Sudan; (i) what factors has the government identified as potentially leading to genocide, and has it developed an early-warning system or response centre / institution; (j) what specific tactics has the government established to stop genocide; (k) does the government have a special representative for genocide prevention, as well as access to people who are experts in genocide early warning and, if so, to what departments do they belong, and do they have sufficient funding to properly do their jobs; and (l) what legislation is in place to allow Canada to take action, and to hold aggressors to account? — Sessional Paper No. 8555-402-331.
2009-06-09 [p.600]
Pursuant to Standing Orders 68(2) and 69(1), on motion of Mr. Cotler (Mount Royal), seconded by Mr. Dryden (York Centre), Bill C-412, An Act to combat incitement to genocide, domestic repression and nuclear armament in Iran, was introduced, read the first time, ordered to be printed and ordered for a second reading at the next sitting of the House.
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