House of Commons
March 18, 2013
Ms. Libby Davies (Vancouver East, NDP):
Mr. Speaker, last week the leader of the official opposition travelled to Washington, D.C. to meet key decision-makers from Congress, the Canadian American Business Council and the Congressional Budget Office. These are meetings about shared priorities on the economy, peace and security, and the environment.
Back in Ottawa, what did the Conservatives do? They made up baseless new attacks on the NDP. I remember the Prime Minister, then the Canadian Alliance leader, went to America 10 years ago to this very day to criticize the Canadian government's decision to stay out of the war in Iraq. Now they have the gall to claim that the Leader of the Opposition is being disloyal. Really?
Canadians deserve better. Therefore, while the Conservatives put their well-connected friends ahead of the concerns of Canadians, we in the NDP will continue to do our job for the millions of Canadians who disagree with the reckless choices of the Conservatives.