Mr. Speaker, Tran Trieu Quan was unjustly condemned to life imprisonment by a Vietnamese court which heard his case in less than a day. However, the Interpol investigation proved that Mr. Quan fell victim to a fraud committed by his client, Excel Cotton International. The Canadian government recognized that the Vietnamese government was making a scapegoat of Mr. Quan.
On March 11, Quebec municipal authorities unanimously adopted a motion stating that the Liberal Party had promised, in the red book, to use its foreign aid policy to protect human rights abroad, and requesting that the Canadian government immediately suspend all financial, cultural and social assistance to Vietnam, until Mr. Quan is released and repatriated.
The Bloc Quebecois supports the resolution of the City of Quebec and asks the government to take action.