Text of a motion tabled by Conservative MP James Bezan and passed in the House of Commons Monday, Jan. 27:

That this House:
Condemns the draconian law that was adopted in Ukraine on January 17, 2014 that severely limits the right of Ukrainians to peacefully organize, assemble or protest;

Recognizes that such a law undermines freedom and democracy in Ukraine;

Condemns the Ukrainian government’s use of violence and threats of legal action against the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church for helping peaceful protesters;

Expresses condolences to the friends and families of those who lost their lives at the hands of the Ukrainian security forces on January 21, 2014;

Calls upon the Ukrainian government to bring those responsible for these acts of violence and repression to justice;

Continues to call for Ukrainian security forces and government to refrain from the use of violence and respect the people of Ukraine’s right of peaceful protest;
Urges the Government of Canada, in collaboration with like-minded nations, to consider all options,including sanctions,  to ensure that the democratic space in Ukraine is protected;

And that this House stands united with the Ukrainian people, who believe in freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law.