A noted return


The Bloc’s Francine Lalonde, who is battling cancer, returned to the House today and received a standing ovation from all sides when she rose to ask the last question of Question Period. A rough translation of her query.

Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the House adopted the report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development on Omar Khadr. Of the seven recommendations in this report, one recommends that the Government of Canada ask that Omar Khadr be released from Guantanamo and handed over to Canadian authorities as soon as possible. Does the government intend to respect the will of this House?


A noted return

  1. Moments like these, when the House rises as one to honour and support a fellow MP, are far too rare.

  2. Did the Government honour her with a REAL answer? I could look it up, I suppose, but Mr. Wherry has spoiled me.

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