MASSE QUESTIONS THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY ON BORDER SECURITY

 MASSE QUESTIONS THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC SAFETY ON BORDER SECURITY

October 9, 2014

   Mr. Brian Masse (Windsor West, NDP): Mr. Speaker, on his part, it seems that the minister is more interested in his rhetoric than he is in results.

    The reality is that we have under the Conservatives 130 Canadians who went to fight with terrorist organizations abroad, and 80 of those people came back to our country.

    How can the minister stand in his place and say that CBSA cuts did not hurt the security of Canadians?

    Hon. Steven Blaney (Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, CPC): Mr. Speaker, what is really hurting the safety of Canadians is when politicians engage in partisanship and do not stand up to make this country more safe.

    What is making this country safe is that this government has tabled a counterterrorism strategy with the combat terrorisim act. We would revoke citizenship. We would revoke passports.

    We are acting on terrorism and members opposite vote against those measures.