Presenting Petitions: Lift the Gaza Blockade

Irene Mathyssen London—Fanshawe, ON

Mr. Speaker, I, too, have several petitions. The first petition is signed by thousands of London residents

who are still very concerned by the May 31 raid by Israeli forces on six humanitarian aid ships, part of the freedom flotilla to Gaza, in which nine of the volunteers onboard one of the ships were killed. These petitioners are very concerned that Canada has been virtually silent in regard to this attack.

The petitioners call upon the Government of Canada to condemn Israel's lethal assault on the freedom flotilla in international waters, insist on thorough and independent international investigations into the tragedy, and call upon the Government of Canada to put pressure on Israel to lift the blockade of Gaza.

From the Parliament of Canada's Hansard Transcript, September 22 2010