UPDATED June 11, 2018 9:41amET
The Conservative will introduce a motion on Iran for an opposition day in the House of Commons.
Here’s the full text:
That the House: (a) strongly condemn the current regime in Iran for its ongoing sponsorship of terrorism around the world, including instigating violent attacks on the Gaza border;
(b) condemn the recent statements made by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calling for genocide against the Jewish people;
(c) call on the government to (i) abandon its current plan and immediately cease any and all negotiations or discussions with the Islamic Republic of Iran to restore diplomatic relations, (ii) demand that the Iranian Regime immediately release all Canadians and Canadian permanent residents who are currently detained in Iran, including Maryam Mombeini, the widow of Professor Kavous Sayed-Emami, and Saeed Malekpour, who has been imprisoned since 2008, (iii) immediately designate the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a listed terrorist entity under the Criminal Code of Canada; and
(d) stand with the people of Iran and recognize that they, like all people, have a fundamental right to freedom of conscience and religion, freedom of thought, belief, opinion, and expression, including freedom of the press and other forms of communication, freedom of peaceful assembly, and freedom of association.
Voting and Debate
- Votes are scheduled later this afternoon on four government bills: C-69, C-59, C-75, and C-47.
- The House of Commons will continue to sit late this week and next (Fridays excluded) as the government attempts to get legislation passed before the summer break. On tonight’s agenda: bills C-68 and C-64 at report stage.
Private Member’s Business
MPs also return to a motion on “visitability” sponsored by Liberal MP T.J. Harvey:
That the House recognize the importance that Visitability can have for Canadians of all ages and abilities, and particularly persons with a physical disability, aging individuals, seniors and their families, in Canada, by:
(a) emphasizing the efforts of companies, contractors and builders who are already applying the principles of Visitability in their new constructions;
(b) encouraging the Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities to address the topic of Visitability in the accessibility legislation to be introduced in the House; and
(c) inviting the federal government to address the subject of Visitability with its provincial and territorial partners in upcoming Federal, Provincial and Territorial discussions.
On today’s committee schedule:
- Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of the defence staff, appears at the Senate national security committee to answer questions on sexual harassment and violence in the military. LIVE ONLINE at 2:30pm ET / 11:30am PT
- Mark Machin, president and CEO of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, testifies at the Commons finance committee. LIVE ONLINE at 3:30pm ET / 12:30pm PT
- The government operations committee looks at Treasury Board main estimates. LIVE ONLINE at 11am ET / 8am PT