moved for leave to introduce Bill C-252, an act to amend the Criminal Code (mines).
Mr. Speaker, I am pleased today to reintroduce my private member's bill calling for a ban of the import, export and use of land mines and anti-personnel devices. These devices kill and maim over 25,000 people around the world every year. They are primarily designed to kill civilians.
The primary argument against this has been the military argument. That is being shattered today by the International Committee for the Red Cross which is releasing a document dispelling those military myths.
I hope we can work across party lines to support this important humanitarian bill and save thousands of lives every year.
(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed.)