Mr. Speaker, William Sampson's testimony at committee this morning was poignant and damning. It clearly demonstrated the abject and sorry failure of the Department of Foreign Affairs to protect Canadian citizens abroad and further underlined the ineffectiveness of Canadian soft power diplomacy.
Ministerial platitudes did not save William Sampson. British strong-arm diplomacy did.
Will the minister commit today to a public inquiry before another Canadian is tortured in another Saudi jail?