Mr. Speaker, with the holidays approaching, lots of people are expecting a gift from the Prime Minister, a byelection in Outremont.
In October, the Prime Minister decided that over 300,000 Canadians, including the citizens of Outremont, did not need a voice in Parliament. All people have the right to an elected representative to defend their interests. We have an outstanding candidate in Outremont, a friend of mine, Julia Sanchez. She is an extraordinary woman whose involvement internationally and on environmental issues I know well. Knowing what she has accomplished in those arenas, I know she will do an exceptional job of representing the people of Outremont and defending their interests.
This holiday season, the Prime Minister should give the people of Outremont the gift of a byelection so that Julia Sanchez can join the NDP caucus in Ottawa.