Mr. Speaker, the international press has an influence on a country's leadership too. For a Prime Minister who was leading the G-20 internationally, his behaviour is paradoxical, to say the least, since he is helping to destroy Canada's reputation for democracy and its image abroad.
By clinging to power, he is riding roughshod over democracy and increasing the democratic deficit he had previously criticized.
Would he not agree that the surest way for him to put an end to the democratic deficit is to hold a vote on Monday? It is urgent.