IN THE HOUSE ~ Speaking on softwood lumber surrender

Mr. Peter Julian (Burnaby-New Westminster, NDP)

Mr. Speaker, I understand why the trade minister does not want to answer any questions on this. This deal stinks so bad that even the minister should run away from it.

The minister sold out the voters of Vancouver Kingsway. He sold out British Columbians. Now he is in the process of selling out all Canadians. What he wants to do is let the Americans keep a billion dollars of the proceeds of trade crime, $600 million paid by hard-working communities in British Columbia.
Does the government even understand that this attempt to capitulate threatens every other industrial sector with the same American illegal action? How could they-