Mr. Speaker, we do stand up for workers, but we also stand up for human rights. That is what this is about.
One Canadian had his private life scrutinized in the presence of American customs officers before being interrogated, detained for several hours, and turned away at the border. That arbitrary and discriminatory decision was made after the officers took his smart phone and discovered his sexual orientation.
More and more Canadians are being unfairly turned back at the border, and Bill C-23 will pave the way for even more abusive practices.
How is the government going to stand up for human rights and Canadians' rights?