Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to rise today to support Dress Colourfully for Democracy Day, although a black armband would have been more appropriate.
After five years of this regime, senior members of the Conservative Party are facing serious charges and potential prison sentences in relation to a $1.2 million scam to break election spending limits to buy more attack ads.
This adds to the government's egregious abuse of power and subversion of democratic processes, such as using the “H” word to rebrand the Government of Canada and misleading Parliament and hiding information.
In addition, people in charge of supervisory institutions were fired for criticizing the government, and Parliament was prorogued.
Given the way our government works, I have serious concerns about the future of our democracy.
That is why we want to fight for democracy through our plan for renewal.
It is time for the assault on Canadian democracy to stop. The Prime Minister does not make the rules. Canadians--