April 26, 2004 (37th Parliament, 3rd Session)

CA

Jim Abbott

Canadian Alliance

Mr. Jim Abbott (Kootenay—Columbia, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, over the weekend I had the privilege of meeting hundreds of my constituents at the Cranbrook Trade Fair. It was very gratifying to get their positive response to me and to our new party but members should have heard what they had to say about the federal Liberals.
They cannot believe the way the Liberals squander taxpayers' hard-earned income. Incompetence, arrogance, waste and downright criminality are only what I can repeat in the House. However the number one issue on their hit parade, and I mean hit parade, was the breathtaking conceit of the Prime Minister as he toys with setting an election date. This is in stark contrast to the leader of the Conservative Party who is committed to establishing fixed election dates, thereby putting Canadians and Canadian interests first and foremost.
Canadians are truly in tune with what we are saying: demand better, vote Conservative.

Topic:   Statements By Members
Subtopic:   Elections
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