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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
Jason Kenney: The Liberals would be “the first government of a major democracy to change the electoral system without a direct popular mandate expressed in a referendum.”
Not the first.
Pierre Poilievre: “Everybody has some sort of ID to show who they are.”
Insert flavour here
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?’”
Elizabeth May: “The only person on that stage who’s never held a private sector job is Stephen Harper.”
Justin Trudeau: On voting for Quebec sovereignty, Tom Mulcair carries “two different discussions at the same time.”
Dustin van Vugt: “We’re proud to be the only party making life easier for 100% of families with children.”
NDP: “Canadians are already footing the bill for Harper’s early election call – as much as a billion dollars.”
Pierre Poilievre: Trudeau’s “new plan will take away every benefit our Conservative party has delivered for families … and [will] take away Tax-Free Savings Accounts entirely.”