Mr. Speaker, more ignorant comments from a cluster of Republican congressmen are hurting Canada. This time John Hostettler proclaimed that south Toronto is crawling with terrorists. I do not know if he is referring to Centreville or the swans at Ontario Place, but I do know that he chairs a subcommittee looking into border issues and unfortunately, his views carry weight.
What is disturbing is the Prime Minister's silence. He is refusing to stand up for Canada and to challenge these wild assertions.
Why is the Prime Minister so afraid of displeasing his Republican idols? Why does he refuse to stand up for Canada?