Oct 07, 2016
By Jane Brown
Her story was featured on the Zoomer Week in Review here on Zoomer Radio.
Alison Azer of British Columbia has been fighting to bring her four children back to Canada after they were abducted by her ex-husband to Iran.
She now says she feels “disrespected and dishonoured”, after Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion made a dismissive thumbs down gesture when her ordeal came up in the House of Commons on Thursday.
Azer was in the public gallery at the time.
But Dion says the gesture was aimed at Conservative MP Michael Cooper, whom he accused of playing politics with the Azer case.
Cooper had accused Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of doing nothing to bring Azer’s kids back to Canada after they were abducted 15 months ago.
Conservative and New Democrat MPs say Liberals began heckling Cooper and Dion joined in, making the thumbs-down gesture.
Azer has been harshly critical of what she considers a lack of government action on her case.
Listen to Alison Azer’s conversation with Libby Znaimer here.