House of Commons Hansard #45 of the 39th Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was french.


7:10 p.m.


Tom Lukiwski Conservative Regina—Lumsden—Lake Centre, SK

Mr. Speaker, what Canadians do not need are any lessons on ethics or morality from the New Democratic Party.

That is a party, as an example, whose stated position is to immediately withdraw all troops, not just Canadian troops but NATO troops as well, from Afghanistan.

In other words, on the one hand, the NDP members always try to promote themselves as being the party that supports minorities, the party that steps up for the little people, for the oppressed. On the other hand, the NDP members are saying that we should take all troops out of the country. The consequence would be that the Taliban would once again take over the country, which is now turning into a viable democracy, and turn it back into the state it was when the Taliban had control; a state of total oppression, a state that absolutely disrespected women and children.

In fact, before NATO sent its forces in, only 700,000 children went to school in Afghanistan, none of them young girls. That has improved greatly since our troops have been in there. The NDP wants to--

7:10 p.m.


The Deputy Speaker NDP Bill Blaikie

Order. I think I have seldom seen a late show that covered so many topics in one exchange.

The motion to adjourn the House is now deemed to have been adopted. Accordingly, this House stands adjourned until tomorrow at 10 a.m., pursuant to Standing Order 24(1).

(The House adjourned at 7:15 p.m.)