Authorized By Scarborough-Agincourt Federal LIberals
The Conservative Government even after the emergency debate in the December of 2012 still is dragging its feet when in comes to match monies dollar for dollar which the community has raised and to date the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration has not met up with community groups that want to assist Canadian Syrians bring the relatives to Canada.
Time to act and demand that Harper and his Ministers’ act and support the Canadian Syrian Community’s request.
The Liberal Party of Canada issued a statement in which it maintains its solidarity with the Syrian people and states that we must do what we can to help alleviate the suffering of the Syrian people. The Liberal Party of Canada applauded the efforts of the Syrian-Canadian community, as it works to raise money for their sisters and brothers under siege in Syria, through organizations such as the Canadian Relief forSyria.
The Liberal Party of Canada urged Stephen Harper and his Conservative government to do its part and support the fundraising efforts of the Syrian-Canadian community by matching, dollar-for-dollar, the monies raised by Syrian-Canadian community organizations
Conservatives deny Karygiannis Motion to help Syrian democratic movement
OTTAWA - The Honourable Jim Karygiannis, Member of Parliament for Scarborough-Agincourt, and Liberal Critic for Multiculturalism was dismayed that Conservative Members of Parliament, led by the Chief Government Whip, Gordon O’Connor, refused to give unanimous consent to a Motion to help the members of the Syrian movement for democratic change and accountable government.
“The Harper Conservatives have shown their true colours - they will support democracy and calls for democratic action only when it serves their purpose.” said Mr. Karygiannis. “Unless it suits their purposes, when it comes to standing with those who are struggling for democracy, the Harper Conservatives fail, time and again, to be on the right side of the issue.”
Motion in the House of Commons:
That this House condemn the brutal attacks on members of the Syrian movement for democratic change and accountable government by the Bashar-Al Assad regime; call on the Bashar-Al Assad regime to meet the Arab League 15-day deadline to enact a cease-fire and to begin a dialogue between government officials and opposition representatives; accept the United Nations Human Rights Council’s commission of inquiry into the violence in Syria to find out exactly what happened and to put an end to civilian deaths; and, ensure that all the perpetrators of these attacks are brought to justice and bear the full weight of the law.
Sign the petition & register your vote for action in support of the democracy movement in Syria
To the Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper:
I, the undersigned, ask that you take action and instruct your Ministers' to meet the request of the Syrian Canadian Community in order to help our brethren in Syria.