2nd Session, 41st Parliament,
Volume 149, Issue 25

Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker

Foreign Affairs

National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security

Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Honourable senators, my question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate.

In October 2010, our government introduced Canada’s national action plan. In this plan, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development committed to compiling an annual report on Canada’s progress in implementing resolutions on some important issues, including women, peace and security, which would be made publicly available.

Mr. Leader, no national action plan has been made public since 2011. I asked this question in June and again last month. At the time, you said that you would mention it to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Baird.

Could the Leader of the Government in the Senate tell us exactly when Canada’s action plan on women, peace and security will be made public?

Hon. Claude Carignan (Leader of the Government): Senator Jaffer, my office contacted Minister Baird’s office, and I am still waiting for an answer. I will get back to you in the next few days.

Senator Jaffer: I really appreciate that, and if I could get an answer to my question before January, that would be really helpful.

Senator Carignan: As I said, I shared your comments and concerns with the minister.