Mr. Jim Fulton (Skeena):
Mr. Speaker, anyone who has followed this issue at all knows the position being taken by the Liberals on this issue is contemptuous of the intelligence of everyone in this country. They pretend that giving a minister powers to attach some conditions to a project is in some way a replacement for a full environmental assessment and review of a specific project.
The Liberals might think that everyone in Canada is stupid, but they are not. Some day soon the voters in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick will reflect upon the fact the Liberals and Conservatives have joined forces to try to obfuscate and sleazily drag this project into being, without it ever meeting the basic constitutional, legal or environmental requirements of this country.
Subtopic: NORTHUMBERLAND STRAIT CROSSING ACT