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2016-12-01 12:42 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Civil and human rights, Cuba, Deaths and funerals, Democracy, Opposition motions, Prime Minister, References to members

Allusions aux députés, Cuba, Décès et funérailles, Démocratie, Droits de la personne, Premier ministre, Remarques des députés

Mr. Speaker, leave it to the Conservatives to filibuster themselves. It is always entertaining.

The member is completely missed what I said. The Conservative prime minister talked about how he joined the people of Saudi Arabia in mourning the passing of King Abdullah. I can assure the member that not everybody in Saudi Arabia felt the same way. Not everybody in Canada felt the same way. However, that is the appropriate thing for a prime minister to say, whether it is theirs or ours, when a foreign leader passes away, regardless of what is going on.

It is very important that we respect our foreign leaders and their own systems. We do not interfere with how other governments run themselves. That is not our position. Our position is to help the people as best we can.

Monsieur le Président, il n'y a que les conservateurs pour se chahuter eux-mêmes. Comme c'est divertissant.

La députée n'a rien compris de ce que j'ai dit. Le premier ministre conservateur a affirmé que nous étions de tout coeur avec le peuple saoudien et que nous pleurions le départ du roi Abdullah. Je peux garantir à la députée que tous les Saoudiens ne partageaient pas ce sentiment, pas plus que l'ensemble des Canadiens. Cependant, lorsqu'un dirigeant étranger s'éteint, il est approprié que le premier ministre, quelle que soit son affiliation politique, formule ce type de déclarations, peu importe la situation du pays.

Il est très important que nous respections les dirigeants étrangers et leur système. Nous n'interférons pas dans la gestion des autres gouvernements; ce n'est pas notre rôle. Nous devons plutôt aider les gens du mieux que nous pouvons.

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Posted at 15:26 on December 01, 2016

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