Mr. Bill Siksay (BurnabyóDouglas, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, Mohammad Mahjoub is still being detained without charge, trial or conviction on a security certificate. It has been nine years. He is still the only prisoner at the double maximum Kingston Immigration Holding Centre and he is still on his hunger strike, now at 144 days, over the lack of an independent complaints process.
His hunger strike is extremely serious. Permanent serious health consequences or death could happen at any moment.
What has the Minister of Public Safety done to resolve this situation? Is he pursuing mediation and will he allow the correctional investigator jurisdiction?
Mr. Dave MacKenzie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety, CPC):
Mr. Speaker, as you know, the safety and security of Canadians is of utmost concern to this government. These matters have been dealt with a number of times in the House.
This matter is one that we are aware of and the matter is being looked into with the individual involved.