Aga Khan’s 81st Birthday
MP Yasmin Ratansi (Don Valley East, ON) spoke of the Aga Khan’s 81st birthday and mentioned his several contributions to vulnerable populations around the world. She also brought to light his valuable investments in Canada, including the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto and the Global Centre for Pluralism in Ottawa.
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.