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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
Bill Morneau: “Taxes were lowered for middle-class Canadians.”
Not a measurable term.
Kevin O’Leary: “In this country, we have zero economic growth.”
Not measured by quarters or years.
Bill Morneau: “We’ve got the lowest interest rates in history.”
The government is borrowing cheap. The cheapest in a long time.
Stephen Harper: “The past ten years … [was] a period of unprecedented economic instability.”
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.”
Chrystia Freeland: In early 2015, Canada’s “economy is not performing well compared to the rest of the world.”
Dominic LeBlanc: “The Conservatives’ decision to raise the eligibility age for old age security and the guaranteed income supplement to 67 … will cost our most vulnerable seniors $32,000.”
Joe Oliver: “When you have a contingency that is not used, it goes to repay debt … That’s what happens automatically at the end of the year.”
Justin Trudeau: “It took [Harper] only three years to put Canada back into deficit, and that was ahead of the recession.”
Justin Trudeau: “Income splitting … will cost the federal government a whopping two billion dollars a year.”