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Rona Ambrose: Australian voters have “ballots the size of dorm-room posters.”
Rona Ambrose: “Our allies have … been clear that Canada should leave our CF-18s in the fight” against Islamic State
Rona Ambrose: In Saudi Arabia, “what’s changed … is these beheadings, and particularly of a religious cleric.”
Rona Ambrose: “There’s nothing in this plan about private sector employment, about job creation.”
Iraq & Syria
Steven Blaney: “Every time the right of Canadians or other people could be infringed, CSIS will need to go and seek a warrant from a judge.”
Daryl Kramp: “You have to commit a criminal offence” to fall within the scope of C-51 powers
Jason Kenney: “Bill C-51 does not add new powers to CSIS, it adds new powers to our independent judiciary, to the courts, to judges.”
Errors in Argument
Tom Mulcair: “We learned with the tragic death of Sgt. Andrew Doiron that [Canadian troops] were indeed on the front line” in Iraq
The information was already public.
Tom Mulcair: “Stephen Harper is the only prime minister in Canadian history who, when asked about the recession during his mandate, gets to say, ‘Which one?’”
Tom Mulcair: “Family reunification … [has] been completely shut down under Mr. Harper’s Conservatives.”
Tom Mulcair: Canada’s corporate tax rate is “way below that of our close trading partners.”
NDP: “Canada went from 2.5 million protected lakes and rivers, down to just 159 under the Conservatives.”
Tom Mulcair: “Mr. Harper promised solemnly to Canadians that he would never name an appointed senator. He has gone on to appoint … them.”
Tom Mulcair: “Back in 2008, Mr. Harper was misleading. He said that we were not in a recession and in fact it turned out we were in the worst recession since the 1920s.”
NDP: “Canadians are already footing the bill for Harper’s early election call – as much as a billion dollars.”
Tom Mulcair: We have “a few dozen soldiers there” in the fight against Islamic State
Tom Mulcair: “The Conservatives’ recent budget made no mention of climate change.”