[accom-list] ACCOM - Declaration of the Government of Canada

ACCOM - Secretary General info at accom.ca
Mon Oct 17 22:36:43 EDT 2011

Dear ACCOM Member,

Please find below the official declaration by Canada's Minister of 
Foreign Affairs before the House of Commons in Ottawa today October 17, 
2011 for your information.


*I would like to share with you Minister Baird's strong motion 
condemning the brutal attacks on Coptic Christians in Egypt, which was 
adopted unanimously by the House of Commons earlier today.*
*Hon. Jason Kenney, PC, MP*
*Calgary Southeast*
*Hon. John Baird (Minister of Foreign Affairs, CPC): *
*/Mr. Speaker,... I move:/*
/*That this House stand in solidarity with religious minorities around 
the world and strongly condemn the vicious attacks on Egyptian Coptic 
Christians and their institutions; call on the Egyptian Government to 
ensure that the perpetrators of the attacks be brought to justice and 
bear the full weight of the law; and, ask the United Nations Human 
Rights Council to conduct an open and transparent investigation into the 
plight of Egyptian Coptic Christians and issue a public report on its 


Thank you

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