Mr. Speaker, we cannot judge the budget without the necessary documents. That is how we show respect for the House of Commons.
The Prime Minister withholds documents. He defends friends charged with illegal activity. He shuts down Parliament when it gets in his way. He keeps a minister in cabinet who does not tell the House the truth and will not even let her get up and defend herself in the House of Commons. All of this is an abuse of power. It is an abuse of democracy.
The Prime Minister goes around the world preaching democracy overseas. When will he defend and practice democracy--