Mr. Speaker, on May 17, I met with representatives of the organization Development and Peace in my riding office.
This organization's mandate is to defend refugees and victims of forced migration. The organization has sponsored a petition that I was eager to present to the House.
The signatories are calling on the House of Commons to support grassroots organizations working for peace, democracy and human rights and to invest more in diplomatic and peaceful solutions to armed conflicts.
I would like to thank all those who signed the petition as well as the board of directors for their important work on this very crucial issue.