NDP Canadian Wheat Board critic Pat Martin and Liberal leader Bob Rae called on the Conservative government to delay its bill to end the Canadian Wheat Board’s monopoly in light of yesterday’s court ruling. A federal court judge ruled that Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz broke the law when he introduced Bill C-18 without holding a plebiscite among producers.
NDP foreign affairs critic Hélène Laverdière and Liberal leader Bob Rae discussed their concerns with the new border security deal between Canada and the United States.
Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver responded to questions about the government’s approval of the Joslyn North mine project in Alberta. The oil sands project will generate more than $10 billion in revenue over the next 40 years. NDP environment critic Megan Leslie and Liberal natural resources critic David McGuinty reacted to the announcement of the approved project.