2nd Session, 41st Parliament,
Volume 149, Issue 59

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker

Foreign Affairs

Burma—Rohingya Muslims

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


This is a question that was sent to the Senate Liberal caucus. This question was submitted by Marcella Forden from Edmonton, Alberta. She would like to ask the Leader of the Government:

What role is Canada willing to assist with to ensure that the Rohingya people in the IDP camps in Arakan State are able to have access to medical aid, water and food? Things have reached a critical state, and yet no country is willing to take the lead to ensure their survival.


Hon. Claude Carignan (Leader of the Government): I thank the honourable senator for her question. As you know Canada plays an important role in international development and humanitarian assistance. Together with its partners and thanks to the United Nations Fund, Canada will continue to support countries in need and threatened populations.