Mr. Speaker, my statement today is a response to those actively lobbying against the appointment of Neal Sher as an adviser to the Ministry of Justice war crimes unit.
This government has had the courage to do what few others have and that is make a commitment to move on the deportation and denaturalisation of those convicted of war crimes.
Canada must not be seen as a haven for Nazi war criminals and others suspected of having committed war crimes 50 years ago or last week.
Our actions will speak louder than words and by appointing Neal Sher, a man with a proven record, this government is taking action.
Neal Sher's appointment as special adviser to the war crimes unit of the Ministry of Justice is good for Canada's international reputation and I hope that he succeeds in doing a very important job for Canada and Canadians.