Mr. Speaker, I have two petitions to present to the House today. The first petition is from Development and Peace.
The petitioners take note of Canada's decline in absolute and percentage terms of its commitments to official development aid. They also note that several NGO's have suffered as a consequence of the cutbacks, particularly D and P. They take note of the better aid bill, which would take into account the perspectives of the poor, that our aid be directed to poverty reduction and only poverty reduction and be consistent with international human rights standards.
The petitioners ask that the funding to CIDA be restored, that we go back to 0.7% and that the funding for D and P be restored.