Mr. Chairman, the Bloc Quebecois once again proposes a way to better introduce the treaty into domestic law and, to this end, I noted on reading the implementation legislation that an important part of article 3 of the convention had been omitted from clause 10.
I take this opportunity as well to point out that, at a meeting of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, a representative of the International Campaign to Ban Land Mines pointed out the importance of this provision and of the part on the minimum number of anti-personnel mines that should be kept by the states.
Accordingly, I would like the bill to be amended to include the last section of article 3.1 of the treaty in clause 10.
That Bill C-22, in Clause 10, be amended by adding after line 39 on page 4 the following:
“techniques, but the number of such mines shall not exceed the minimum number absolutely necessary for the above- mentioned purposes.”