Mr. Speaker, yesterday it was alleged that I called environmental rights and labour rights garbage. Hansard proves that statement is absolutely and totally false. What I did say was:
EU ministers are adamant that we not litter up trade deals by trying to include environmental and labour standards in those trade deals. It is best done in side agreements.
It is appalling that my words were so badly twisted. I thank my colleague who attempted to clarify matters, the hon. member for Haliburton--Victoria--Brock. I hope there will be better attention to the truth in the future by the NDP member for Churchill.