Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
For over two years now the people of Lebanon have made immense sacrifices to rebuild their beleaguered country, which has been laid waste by foreign invaders.
The reopening of the Canadian embassy inspired great hope for the Lebanese people, but an excessive military reprisal by Israel destroyed all that and the mounting debt toll is a disgrace. The decisive attack on an electrical power plant in the populous city of Beirut is an example of the excess.
I ask the minister what the Canadian government intends to do to come to the aid of hundreds of thousands displaced Lebanese people. In particular, what influence can it bring to the United Nations to assure that resolution 425 will be respected once and for all?