The United States recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
MP Guy Caron (Rimouski-Neigette—Témiscouata—Les Basques, QC) rose in the House to voice his opposition to the United States’ decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. MP Caron called the decision “reckless” as it will “jeopardize the rights of Palestinians” and “scuttle any hope for peace in the region”. With our Western allies voicing their disapproval, MP Caron asked if the Government of Canada would join the international community in denouncing the United States’ decision.
The Leader of the Opposition, MP Andrew Scheer (Regina-Qu’Appelle), raised the issue of Canadian Daesh fighters returning to Canada, and reminded the House that in 2015, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service warned the government that these individuals are a threat. He asked the Prime Minister why he is focused on providing reintegration services and not prosecuting them. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated that the government takes the safety of Canadians extremely seriously and that a society is safe when it uses a broad range of tools which include enforcement, surveillance, and national security tools, alongside methods of “deprogramming” individuals.