Libby remembers Nelson Mandela in Parliament

House of Commons


December 5, 2013

Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP):

Mr. Speaker, I certainly appreciate my colleague raising her very thoughtful arguments, particularly as they pertain to indigenous people and their concerns about this bill.

It gives me the opportunity to stand in the House and reflect for a moment on the passing of Nelson Mandela, which we just heard about a few minutes ago. Even here today, as we are debating this bill, when we think of Nelson Mandela, we think of hhis enormous legacy for human rights and human dignity.

As parliamentarians, it is something that we uphold and honour. Even with this bill today, which is about indigenous rights, equality and dignity for people, it is something that we reflect on. I hope that we carry it forward as a legacy.