Madam Speaker, this government sticks to its word. We said we would accede to the Arms Trade Treaty and we are.
The NDP, on the other hand, does not stick to its word. Let me quote its leader during the last election: “You don't cancel a commercial accord retroactively, it's just not done.”
Yet now we find that New Democrats are willing to abandon almost 3,000 well-paying jobs for hard-working Canadians.
We are honouring our promise of jobs for the middle class, and we are honouring our promise to make the arms export process more rigorous and transparent.