Mr. Speaker, today the U.S. ambassador to Canada made the following observation. He said that when Premier Klein “issues strong support for the United States, the Canadian government comes down hard on him”, but when the energy minister “makes totally inappropriate remarks about the President of the United States, they totally ignore it”. Just why is it that the government cracks down on Canadian friends of the United States but tolerates anti-American potshots from within its own ranks?
In the House of Commons on March 25th, 2003. See this statement in context.