2nd Session, 41st Parliament,
Volume 149, Issue 107
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Honourable Pierre Claude Nolin, Speaker
Human Trafficking Prevention
Hon. Mobina S. B. Jaffer: Leader, I have another question on the games. When we had the winter games in Vancouver, one of our preoccupations was trafficking of women and children from outside Canada for the games. I have to say that the federal government, the municipalities and the provincial government worked very hard. We believe that not many women and girls were trafficked from outside into our country.
What steps is the government taking this time to make sure no women or girls are trafficked to these games?
Hon. Claude Carignan (Leader of the Government): Senator, I think that the police public safety teams and intelligence services work every day to enforce Canadian laws. It’s our job, as politicians, to set priorities and pass legislation, and it’s up to the police or security services to enforce these laws. I have full confidence that our Canadian police services will use all the tools at their disposal to prevent crimes from being committed here in Canada, as they do every day.
Senator Jaffer: Thank you, leader, for that answer. May I respectfully ask that you find out exactly what they are doing to make sure, as we did for the winter games, that no women or children are trafficked into our country?
Senator Carignan: As I said, police services work together and enforce Canadian laws. I have full confidence that they will continue to use the tools at their disposal to do so.