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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
Justin Trudeau: “The US has a $400-million dairy surplus with Canada.”
But that says nothing about protectionism.
Paul Manly: The TPP “allows corporations from 11 different countries to sue Canada whenever our government passes a law that hurts their profits.”
Nope. Not for profit loss alone.
Kevin O’Leary: “Canada spends $12 billion a year on oil from Saudi Arabia.”
Off by $10 Billion.
Justin Trudeau: “Canada-US relations were so bad in recent years … the old softwood lumber agreement expired.”
Not the main cause.
Justin Trudeau: “This Prime Minister has the worst rate of export growth of any prime minister since World War II.”