|These comments are direct quotations from the Hansard
Minister Flip Flops
Mr. Garry Breitkreuz (Yorkton—Melville,
Canadian Alliance): Mr. Speaker, the member for Malpeque was once
opposed to Bill C-68 because of its search without a warrant provisions.
In 1995 the same MP questioned justice officials about ways to enforce gun
registration without turning innocent people into criminals. Why has the
MP suddenly become Bill C-68's greatest promoter? Is it perhaps because he
is now the Solicitor General?
Hon. Wayne Easter (Solicitor General of Canada, Lib.): Mr. Speaker,
my golly, the member for Yorkton—Melville obviously does not realize the
world has changed since 1995. I know he is back in that time and age, that
is for sure.
If we look at the record, we will see exactly where I stood. Look at the
voting record, not statements that were made, as the Minister of National
Defence talked about earlier. We debate issues on this side of the House.
We are not afraid of having differences of opinion. We do not always vote
the party line as they do over there.
The fact of the matter is the world has moved on. These are different