Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to announce today that the international convention is now a permanent part of international law around the world. More importantly, since the time the Ottawa process began, close to 14 million land mines have been destroyed and 98 de-mining projects and 25 countries have been sponsored. The number of casualties has also dropped. What is more important is that basically the export of land mines has stopped.
As the Prime Minister said today, it is a good day for the good guys.