An Act to amend the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act

This bill was last introduced in the 37th Parliament, 1st Session, which ended in September 2002.

Sponsor

Pierre Paquette  Bloc

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Not active, as of April 10, 2002
(This bill did not become law.)

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Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation ActRoutine Proceedings

April 10th, 2002 / 3:10 p.m.
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Bloc

Pierre Paquette Bloc Joliette, QC

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-439, an act to amend the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act.

Mr. Speaker, very briefly, the purpose of this bill is to amend the Canada-Israel Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act so as to exclude products which are classified by the Israelis as Israeli in origin but which in fact originate from Israeli settlements in the territories occupied since 1967 in the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and the Golan Heights.

I think that this proposal is entirely consistent with Canada's policy of not recognizing the occupation of these territories since 1967. I seek the support of all the parties and of all members of this House to pass it speedily, given the current situation in the Middle East.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)