[On 18 March 2013, the Canadian House of Commons gave consent to a motion on North Korea by Deepak Obhrai, Conservative MP for Calgary East (Alberta). The following is taken from a Media Release issued by Mr. Obhrai’s office. –CanKor]
Motion by Deepak Obhrai, M.P. condemning North Korean actions passes unanimously in the House of Commons
(Ottawa) Deepak Obhrai, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, today moved a motion condemning recent actions by North Korea, in the House of Commons. The motion was unanimously passed by Members.
Mr. Obhrai moved:
That this House, reaffirming Canada’s commitment to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons:
- unequivocally condemns North Korea’s recent nuclear test in violation of its international obligations;
- expresses its grave concern regarding the widespread violations of basic rights in North Korea, including torture and other cruel, inhuman punishment, arbitrary detentions, absence of due process and the rule of law, collective punishments extending up to three generations, and the existence of political prison camps; Read the rest of this entry »