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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
Elizabeth May: Canada’s emissions target is “incompatible with the Paris Agreement”
It’s not. But taken together, all countries fail so far.
Catherine McKenna: HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons) “are tens of thousands of times more polluting than carbon dioxide.”
Generalization. Some are, but the average is lower.
Justin Trudeau: “The atmosphere doesn’t care where emissions get emitted.”
Tom Mulcair: “The Conservatives’ recent budget made no mention of climate change.”
Justin Trudeau: “By denying climate change, [Stephen Harper] denied Canadians opportunity.”
Stephen Harper: “For the first time in history, this country actually has GHG emissions that have been falling.”
Tom Mulcair: “Canada is the only country in the world to have withdrawn from the Kyoto Protocol.”
Stephen Harper: “Nobody in the world is regulating their oil and gas sector.”