I have the following one-minute statement today (June 6th) in the House of Commons.
This past Sunday (June 3rd) a Town Hall was held in my riding to discuss the Conservative Trojan Horse budget bill, which is going over like a lead weight in Newfoundland and Labrador.
I’ve put together a Top 5 list of the best quotes from the day.
No. 5 quote, re the cuts to DFO and the Canadian Coast Guard:
“It will come to the point where a mariner will be asked, ‘Are you up to your neck in water yet? No, alright you’re good, call back when it gets there.’ ”
No. 4 quote re the attack on Atlantic Canada:
“Perhaps we’re paranoid, but that doesn’t mean they’re not out to get us.”
No. 3 quote re the cuts to environmental legislation:
“Less science equals less knowledge. It’s basically like driving with the lights off.”
No. 2 quote:
“This Prime Minister isn’t my Prime Minister, he’s the CEO of corporate Canada and his cabinet are the board of directors.
And the No. 1 quote from the Town Hall in my riding regarding the Trojan Horse budget bill:
“The Prime Minister doesn’t know his arse from a hole in the ground.”
I apologized after Question Period for my use of unparliamentary language in regards to the use of the word “arse.” As I told the Speaker, “We Newfoundlanders and Labradorians have a colourful language and I have to remind myself where to use it.”