Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I think my friends here covered most things. I will add, however, that this is not about justice and truth for the families only. This is much greater than that. It is also about standing up for Canada as a country. It is about stopping a ruthless regime from taking the lives of innocent world citizens.
Canada needs to know about the reports of Iranian airport authorities screening out people who hold American passports. They ask specifically, every passenger, whether they have American passports. Having in mind that this was an intentional premeditated attack, according to the evidence we have, on the balance of probabilities, why should the Iranian regime care about American lives, but not those of Canadians?
What we need to see from our government now, in response to this horrific mass murder, is a comprehensive plan. We need to take leadership in the world and condemn Iran at ICAO. We need to build alliances and coalitions to press the Iranian regime, to put truth and justice for PS752 as a priority in all talks, including the JCPOA talks. We need to take Iran to the International Court of Justice and expedite the negotiation process. We need to start a criminal investigation in Canada; issue a travel advisory, like what was done for the case in Belarus; impose targeted Magnitsky sanctions on individuals who were responsible; list the IRGC as a terrorist entity; and unequivocally reject the fabricated scenario of human error, once and for all.
The response of the government following the release of the forensic report is crucial. What we need to see here is a focused and comprehensive plan.