- Ottawa, April 15
Navdeep Singh Bains, M.P., Elected as The Chairman for the
Subcommittee on Human Rights and International Development
of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International
"I am honoured to have been elected as the new chairman,"
Mr. Bains said. "It has always been my personal passion
to further the cause of Human Rights in Canada and abroad.
I consider Human Rights a non-partisan issue and I look
forward to working with my colleagues from all parties."
The subcommittee is mandated to study various cases of
human rights abuses around the world. For example, the
Committee has already examined the horrific situation
in Darfur, the ongoing conflict in Columbia and the banning
on religious headgear in France.
Members of the Standing Committee include the Honourable
Ed Broadbent, Mr. Stockwell Day, Mr. Peter Goldring, the
Honourable Paddy Torsney, Mr. Wajid Khan, and Ms. Diane
- Feb. 07, 2005: Bains
defends same-sex marriage that has drawn flak in India
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