Mr. Speaker, the principle of free speech is one of the cornerstones of our democracy. As we know, last month there were attempts to prevent the movie Iranium, which is critical of Iran's human rights record, from being shown here in Canada. Our government made it clear that we will not bend to threats of violence, especially when they come from the Iranian embassy.
I had the privilege of being present last night when the film played to a sold out crowd at Library and Archives Canada.
Would the Minister of Canadian Heritage please tell the House why he ordered Library and Archives Canada to screen the film?