moved for leave to introduce Bill C-297, An Act to ensure accountability in respect of Canada’s obligations under international treaties.
Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague from Halifax for seconding the bill.
It is important that Canada not only say that it will have accountability but that it must have accountability. This bill would ensure that there is accountability on all international treaties that we sign onto. This is something that the government, when it was in opposition and, in fact, in government, said that it would do. It has not followed through on that and this would ensure that, if passed, it would follow through on its commitment.
It is about time we had accountability in all aspects of government and it would start, obviously, with international obligations.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)