Mr. Speaker, this is a deeply flawed bill that does not respect the spirit or the letter of the treaty.
The standard for Canadian arms exports is not conclusive evidence of the use of arms in human rights violations. It is reasonable risk. Clearly, with Saudi Arabia, there is a reasonable risk that Canadian arms have been and will be used to commit human rights violations in Saudi Arabia or Yemen. This is an embarrassment. The current government's approach to arms export control is shameful.
When will the government do the right thing and suspend arms exports to Saudi Arabia?