Mr. Chairman, we will be supporting this motion.
I would say, in response to the comments of my friend the parliament secretary, that none of these arguments are barriers to supporting this motion. The implementation of the motion will obviously require answers to certain questions that we all have. I don't think you can answer these questions in an academic way. I think you have to answer them in a practical way. The best way to get them answered is to pass the motion and then take the steps to see what can be done to get it implemented. I think that's the reasonable approach to take.
We all recognize that this is an unusual situation. It is unusual to me that somebody who is so vehemently described by the government, as recently as today, by the minister, as someone who poses a serious security risk--and for security reasons, the Government of Canada can't move--is in fact resident in the Canadian embassy in Khartoum. In my entire life I've never heard of a serious security risk being kept inside the Canadian embassy. There's an illogic to this whole situation that justifies explanation.
Therefore, I think we should pass the resolution. My recommendation to the committee would be that we pass it and then deal with the concerns that have been raised by Mr. Obhrai and, no doubt, will be by others.