Mr. Peter Julian (Burnabyâ€”New Westminster, NDP): Mr. Speaker, let us be clear that the NDP will proudly vote against any Conservative budget that cuts veterans' services.
The Canadian privacy community is speaking out against the Conservatives' choice for commissioner. Ontario watchdog, Ann Cavoukian, said:
Looking at someone whose expertise is in public safety and defence would seem the antithesis of the expertise you'd seek for privacy commissioner.
Yet again, of course Liberals support the Conservatives' bad decisions but the New Democrats stand with privacy commissioners.
Will the Conservatives do the right thing and withdraw the nomination?
M. Dan Albas (secrÃ©taire parlementaire du prÃ©sident du Conseil du TrÃ©sor, PCC): Monsieur le PrÃ©sident, M. Therrien est un candidat qualifiÃ© qui apporterait une expÃ©rience significative par rapport aux questions de droit et de confidentialitÃ© associÃ©es Ã ce poste. La nomination est venue Ã la suite d'un processus rigoureux qui a identifiÃ© M. Therrien comme Ã©tant le meilleur candidat.