Mr. Speaker, if it is not true, then why is Mr. Turcotte no longer leading the negotiations?
In 1971 Prime Minister Trudeau spoke out against nuclear weapons at the height of the Cold War. That was leadership. In 1997, Prime Minister Chrétien led the charge to ratify the Ottawa treaty to ban dangerous landmines. That was leadership.
In 2011, the Conservative government fired Mr. Turcotte for working to ban cluster munitions after the Americans complained he was doing too good a job.
Is this leadership? It is laughable.
Why are the Conservatives always prepared to sacrifice our national interests in favour of U.S. interests?