Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Conservatives announced that they were going to shut down Rights & Democracy, citing the organizations's many problems as the reason.
The problem is that the Conservatives inherited an organization that is respected around the world and when they started appointing their little friends to the organization and gave it a partisan direction, the ship started sinking.
Canada is losing its position and reputation when it comes to promoting democracy. This is another black eye for Canada.
Why do the Conservatives insist on undermining our credibility on the international stage?