November SO-31 in the House of Commons
November 5, 2010
Canadians debate passionately. We debate along cultural lines, religious lines and social lines. A wise man knows passionate debates need to be resolved.
Who is responsible for finding resolution? It is the members of this Parliament who should be reconciling Canadians and who should be listening to one another.
Canadians are debating noble issues. They are debating about issues of fundamental human rights. Does every human being deserve the protection of fundamental human rights? Is a child only a human being when fully born as our law says, or is a child a human being before that?
When rights conflict, how do we balance them?
These are noble questions. My belief is that they deserve noble answers and a respectful dialogue among parliamentarians daring to reconcile, not divide, Canadians.