Mr. Speaker, today we heard more praise for Canada's principled foreign policy.
Today's Wall Street Journal praises the foreign policy positions taken by our government under the Prime Minister. The Wall Street Journal states that under the leadership of our Prime Minister:
Canada has avoided the worst of the global recession and emerged with a vibrant banking system and strong currency (now trading near parity to the U.S. dollar).
It also states:
The courage of its soldiers in Afghanistan, and in other missions, is testament to a nation that honors its commitments.
We agree with the Wall Street Journal and we make no apologies for our principled decisions. In fact, we have said all along that we are proud of our principled foreign policy positions.
Our government makes policy decisions based on what is right, not on what is popular, and we will continue to do so.