Madam Speaker, I rise today to present two petitions signed by over 2,000 people in my riding of Rosemont. These petitioners support the efforts of a mother, Micheline Tremblay, who has been trying for close to four years to have her son, Karim, returned to Canada, after he was abducted by his father and taken to Egypt, his father's place of birth.
Four years of legal action have still produced nothing, because there is no legal agreement between Canada and Egypt for co-operation in cases of child abduction.
The petitioners call on the Canadian government to bring the appropriate political pressure to bear on Egypt in order to ensure that Karim is immediately returned to Canada. The government must do everything possible to bring about a co-operation agreement between Egypt and Canada, in order to facilitate the rapid resolution of such situations, which are completely unacceptable.