Mr. Speaker, yesterday in Beirut an explosion killed Lebanese Brigadier General Francois al-Hajj and a number of other people. Canada strongly condemns this new terrorist attack, which comes at a time when Lebanon is putting forth considerable effort to find a political solution to the current crisis.
Canada sends its condolences to the families of the victims and to the people of Lebanon.
We also reiterate our firmest support for Prime Minister Fuad Siniora and his government.
This attack against the stability and democracy of Lebanon must not weaken the resolve of the Lebanese people to resist those who seek to destabilize their country.
Those who committed this act of violence and those who support them must be brought to justice.