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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
Ralph Goodale: The national security watchdog committee can go “wherever the evidence takes them.”
Across agencies, yes. Across information, no.
Steven Blaney: “What is this bill [C-44] doing? Basically allowing CSIS to keep doing what it’s been doing for 30 years.”
Susan Truppe: “There have been more than 40 studies on the plight of murdered and missing aboriginal women.”
Elizabeth May: Harper is “converting the Canadian spy agency into a secret police with virtually unlimited powers.”
Justin Trudeau: “Bill C-42 would allow handguns and assault weapons to be freely transported … even left parked outside a Canadian Tire or local hockey arena.”
Stephen Harper: “The Security Intelligence Review Committee … is a robust mechanism for independent, expert, third party oversight.”