Mr. Speaker, we join in welcoming the new member as he takes his seat. We just hope he will not take it literally.
If the Prime Minister is going to Cuba he should be going for the right reasons. He should be going for human rights reasons, not for a holiday.
According to Amnesty International political opponents of the Castro dictatorship are routinely tortured. Last year, for example, two dissidents were placed in a small storage cabinet by police and gassed with noxious fumes for over an hour just because they criticized the government.
When the Prime Minister is in Cuba will he publicly raise these human rights issues?