Mr. Rick Norlock (Northumberland-Quinte West, CPC): Norlock.R@parl.gc.ca
Mr. Speaker, Imam Zijad Delic, whose organization, the Canadian Islamic Congress, is known for spewing hate, is now being defended and promoted by Liberals. The Liberal leader’s spokesperson, the member for Don Valley East, defends the Canadian Islamic Congress’ comment as being "about tolerance and understanding".
Will the Minister of Public Safety comment on the Liberal support for an organization whose spokesperson has said that anyone in Israel over the age of 18 was a justifiable target of Palestinian attacks?
Mr. Dave MacKenzie (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Safety, CPC): MacKenzie.D@parl.gc.ca
Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hard-working member for Northumberland-Quinte West for all of his work.
As soon as the Minister of Public Safety learned about this event, he asked the RCMP to explain their involvement and asked them to immediately cease any participation. He has been clear. Canada’s national police force must have no involvement in any event organized by those who promote extremism and hatred.
Why is the Liberal leader allowing the Liberal member to condone the actions of those who promote extremism and hate?