IN THE HOUSE ~ Member's Statement ~ Conservative backbencher speaks out on untrue statements

41st Parliament, 1st Session ~ Context : Member's Statement

    Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby—New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, once again there is trouble in the Conservative caucus. This time, the member for Edmonton—St. Albert is blowing the whistle on the PMO.

    During an interview with Global News, the member offered Canadians something they rarely see from Conservatives; the truth. When asked if he would be repeating the carbon farce lies of Conservatives in the House of Commons, he responded "I will absolutely guarantee you that I won't be talking about the carbon tax", because he does not like these untrue statements.

    The member went on to give a first-hand account of the tyranny rained down on backbenchers from the "kids that work over in Langevin Block". The member even recalled pressure put on him by PMO staffers to censor his blog on his MP website.

    Fortunately, Canadians will have a clear choice in 2015. New Democrats will offer honesty, openness and strong MPs who truly stand for their constituents.