Hon. Ralph Goodale (Wascana, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, he should tell the BDC in Saskatoon to get its straight.
U.S. protectionism is about to make Canada's recession a lot worse. It is not good enough for those Conservatives to say they expect the Americans to live up to their obligations. The track record is not encouraging. On softwood lumber, the Conservatives capitulated. On the grain trade, despite 20 rulings in Canada's favour, the Conservatives caved in. On the oil sands, they let the Americans prohibit Canadian products.
How can we have any confidence that the government will actually fight for Canadian producers and exporters?