Mr. Speaker, I thank the Leader of the Opposition for the question.
The actions of the Syrian regime and the violence against its own citizens are completely unacceptable.
We have been working very hard, Mr. Speaker, as you know, with our allies to impose binding sanctions with other United Nations actors through the UN Arab League peace initiative. We encourage all to work together to implement that initiative. We encourage Russia and others to join with us to apply binding sanctions against what is a murderous regime. This is unacceptable to Canadians and, I believe, to the broader international community.