to it than what appears. In other words, this is not just a trade agreement but an agreement which threatens Canadian independence with respect to our resources, our water, our energy, the environment, social policy and regional development.
We in the Liberal Party are not opposed to freer trade, but we are opposed to this agreement. Unfortunately, many Canadians are confused by this complex deal and want time to examine it at greater length. This Bill will change the nature of Canada and make us a quasi colony of the United States. It is for this reason we must have an election before the trade Bill is passed.
Let Canadians decide if they want this deal or not. What is the Government afraid of? Call an election!