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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
Kellie Leitch: “Detain, question, and return – it’s that simple.”
Not under current rules.
John McCallum: “We will have reached the number 25,000 and thereby kept our promise.”
Stephen Harper: “This is the first government in Canadian history that, faced with a recession, did not cut our immigration.”
Stephen Harper: “We have not taken away health care from immigrants and refugees. On the contrary, the only time we’ve removed it is if we had clearly bogus refugees who have been refused and turned down.”
Tom Mulcair: “Family reunification … [has] been completely shut down under Mr. Harper’s Conservatives.”
Chris Alexander: “We take one in ten resettled refugees annually.”
Jason Kenney: “This [Mediterranean] migration is not related to political problems in Libya.”
Chris Alexander: “Unbalanced [Paul Wells] manages to mention 1885 head tax, for which [Prime Minister Stephen Harper] apologized, w/o listing historic #Lib immigration misdeeds.”
Justin Trudeau: “The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration said that the hijab was an indefensible perversion of Canadian values.”
Paul Calandra: “The judge is required to see that the person is actually reciting the oath of citizenship.”