JAGMEET SINGH, AND ELIZABETH MAY. CHALLENGING THEIR POLICIES AND HAVING MY POLICIES CHALLENGED IN RETURN. AND WHATEVER OUR DIFFERENCES I WANT TO COMMENT MR. SINGH AND Ms. MAY BEING PREPARED TO DEFEND THEIR PLANS IN PUBLIC SO CANADIANS CAN MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION. WE SHOULD ALL BE CLEAR OF THERE’S OHM ONE REASON WHY WE ARE NOT HAVING THIS IMPORTANT DEBATE, BECAUSE JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAS SOMETHING TO HIDE. FOUR YEARS AGO, HE EAGERLY PARTICIPATED IN THIS EXACT SAME DEBATE. OF COURSE, BACK THEN TRUDEAU CLAIMED TO VALUE OPENNESS AND TRANSPARENCY. THOSE WERE THE DAYS. AND NOW WE KNOW THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU WAS NOT AND IS NOT AS ADVERTISED. HE HAS SPENT THIS CAMPAIGN AVOIDING ACCOUNTABILITY, HIDING FROM DEBATES, AND REFUSING TO ANSWER DIFFICULT QUESTIONS.>>(Voice of Translator): WE NOW KNOW THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU WASN’T AND STILL ISN’T WHAT HE CLAIMS TO BE. HE SPENT THIS CAMPAIGN AVOIDING BEING ACCOUNTABLE, AVOIDING DEBATES, AND REFUSING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS, OUR TOUGH QUESTIONS. (END OF TRANSLATION)>>HIS DISASTROUS INDIA TRIP MADE INTERNATIONAL HEADLINES AND TURNED CANADA INTO A LAUGHING STOCK AROUND THE GLOBE. BUT TRUDEAU’S FAILURE ON THE WORLD STAGE GOES FAR BEYOND HIS PERSONAL BEHAVIOUR. IT IS ABOUT A RECORD OF FAILURE IN OUR INTERNATIONAL COMMITMENTS. HE’S POLITICIZED THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES AND BETRAYED VETERANS. SURRENDERED CANADIAN JOBS IN ONE-SIDED TRADE DEALS AND ABANDONED OUR ALLIES IN THE FIGHT AGAINST EXTREMISM AND TERRORISM. HE ALIENATED HIMSELF AND CANADIANS BY SENDING TERRORISTS ON FOREIGN TRIPS AND SENDING TAX DOLLARS ABROAD TO ENGAGE ONE OF THE MOST WEALTHIEST AND TEAR REGIMES IN THE WORLD. WERE WE’RE TALKING ABOUT JUSTIN TRUDEAU PREVIOUS PRAISE FOR CHINA’S DICTATORSHIP HIS GUSHING PRAISE FOR THE CASTRO REGIME IN CUBA OR HIS $10 MILLION PAY OUT TO OMAR KHADR, IT IS CLEAR THAT ON FOREIGN POLICY AND HUMAN RIGHTS, LIKE SO MUCH ELSE, JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS NOT AS ADVERTISED.>>(Voice of Translator): IT’S CLEAR THAT IN HE REMEMBERS IT OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND FOREIGN POLICY, JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS NOT WHAT HE CLAIMS TO BE. (END OF TRANSLATION)>>WE DESERVE BETTER. MAKE NO MISTAKE, FOREIGN POLICY IS IMPORTANT. PARTICULARLY FOR CANADIANS WHOSE FAMILIES COME FROM PLACES LIKE HONG KONG, CHINA, INDIA, PAKISTAN, ISRAEL, THE MIDDLE EAST, UKRAINE, VENEZUELA, OR RUSSIA. OR FOR CANADIANS WHO WANT TO EVALUATE TRUDEAU’S FAILURE TO FIGHT GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE, OR FOR THOSE WORRIED ABOUT THEIR JOBS AFTER ALL OF TRUDEAU’S CONCESSIONS TO DONALD TRUMP ON NAFTA. THERE IS A BETTER WAY, AND THAT’S WHY THIS MORNING I’M GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU THE POINTS I INTENDED TO MAKE DURING THE MONK DEBATE AND MY FOUR POINT PLAN FOR NATIONAL SECURITY. FIRST WE’RE GOING TO REPRIORITIZE FOREIGN AID SO IT’S FOCUSED ON COUNTRIES IN GREATEST NEED WHILE USING THE SAVINGS TO HELP CANADIANS LIKE YOU GET AHEAD. SECOND, WE’RE ARE GOING TO REINVIGORATE OUR TRADITIONAL ALLEGIANCES WITH COUNTRIES THAT SHARE CANADIAN VALUES. THIRD, WE’RE GOING TO REPRIORITIZE HUMAN RIGHTS IN OUR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS, AND EMBRACE NEW LEGAL TOOLS THROUGH WHICH WE CAN HOLD HOSTILE REGIMES ACCOUNTABLE. AND FOURTH, WE WILL DEPOLITICIZE MILITARY PROCUREMENT TO PREVENT FUTURE PARTISAN ABUSES.>>(Voice of Translator): MY FOUR-POINT FOREIGN AFFAIRS PLAN IS ALSO NATIONAL SECURITY. THE FIRST WE’RE GOING TO CHANGE OUR PRIORITIES OF FOREIGN ASSISTANCE WITH ACCESS TO THOSE COUNTRIES WHICH NEED THE MOST AND WILL USE THEIR SAVINGS MADE TO HELP YOU TO IMPROVE YOUR DAILY LIVES. SECONDLY, WE’RE GOING TO STRENGTHEN OUR ALLIANCES, OUR TRADITIONAL ALLIANCES WITH THOSE COUNTRIES THAT SHARE CANADIAN VALUES. AND THIRD, WE’RE GOING TO CHANGE PRIORITIES ON HUMAN RIGHTS IN ITS NATIONAL AFFAIRS. AND WE WILL DOCK NEW TOOLS IN ORDER TO HOLD HOSTILE REGIMES RESPONSIBLE, ACCOUNTABLE. AND FOURTH, WE’LL DEPOLITICIZE THE MILITARY PROCUREMENT IN ORDER TO PROPERLY SUPPLY THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES. (END OF TRANSLATION)>>CANADIANS ARE GENEROUS AND WE WANT TO HELP THOSE AROUND US IN NEED. THE VAST MAJORITY OF CANADA’S FOREIGN AID IS WELL SPENT ON HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE TO COUNTRIES MIRED IN STRUCTUREAL POVERTY OR FACING A HUMANITARIAN CRISIS. BUT UNDER TRUDEAU, A CHUNK OF FOREIGN AID MONEY DOES NOT FIT THAT DESCRIPTION. THE GOVERNMENT SENDS 2.2 BILLION OF SO CALLED FOREIGN AID TO MIDDLE AND UPPER INCOME COUNTRIES LIKE ARGENTINA, BARBADO, BRAZIL, CHINA, IRAN, ITALY, MEXICO, AND TURKEY. WE’RE STILL, SOME OF THAT MONEY IS SHOVELED TO REPRESSIVE REGIMES THAT ARE ADVERSARIAL, IF NOT OUTRIGHT HOSTILE TO CANADIAN INTERESTS AND VALUES, COUNTRY LIKE IRAN, NORTH KOREA, AND RUSSIA. TRUDEAU HAS ALSO SPENT 110 MILLION ON THE UNITED NATIONS RELIEF AND WORKS AGENCY, WHICH IS OPENLY ANTI-SEMETIC AND SUPPORTS TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS LIKE HAMAS. AT A TIME WHEN CANADIANS ARE WORKING HARDER THAN EVER AND NOT GETTING AHEAD TRUDEAU IS USING HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS TO SUPPORT ANTI-SEMETIC OPERATIONS AND IT’S TIME FOR CANADA TO PUT OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS AND USE CANADIAN MONEY TO SUPPORT VALUES WE HOLD DEAR. A NEW CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WILL REVIEW CANADA’S FOREIGN AID FUNDING WITH A TARGET OF REDUCING THE OVERALL ENVELOPE BY APPROXIMATELY 25%. WE WILL CUT 25% IN FOREIGN AID CURRENTLY GOING TO CORRUPT REGIMES, AND MIDDLE AND HIGHER INCOME COUNTRIES. IT WILL START BY TAKING THE MONEY THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU IS CURRENTLY SQUANDERING OVERSEAS AND SPENDING IT AT HOME TO PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED AND LONG OVERDUE HELP TO CANADIAN FAMILIES SO THEY CAN GET AHEAD.>>(Voice of Translator): WE WILL REDUCE FOREIGN ASSISTANCE BY 25%. THE MONEY THAT’S CURRENTLY GOING TO CORRUPT REGIMES MEDIUM AND HIGHER INCOME COMPANIES (END OF TRANSLATION)>>OUR UNIVERSAL TAX CUT WILL SAVE TAXPAYERS HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS A YEAR, SPORTS CREDITS THAT WILL MAKE HOCKEY AND ART CLASSES MORE AFFORDABLE. OUR CREDIT WHICH WILL PUT MORE MONEY BACK INTO EVERY SEEN YOU’RE. OR BOOST TO THE RESP THAT WILL MAKE IT EASIER TO SAVE FOR YOUR CHILD’S POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION. OUR TAX-FREE MATERNITY BENEFITS SO PARENTS HAVE MORE MONEY TO SPEND ON THOSE EXPENSIVE FIRST MONTHS OF LIFE. OUR GREEN PUBLIC TRANSIT TAX CREDIT, THAT MAKES IT MORE AFFORDABLE TO TAKE THE BUS OR THE TRAIN TO WORK. AND OUR GREEN HOME RENOVATION TAX CREDIT, THAT WILL LOWER EMISSIONS AND HELP CANADIANS PAY FOR GREEN UPGRADES TO THEIR HOMES. IN SHORT, OUR PLAN WILL TAKE YOUR HARD-EARNED TAX DOLLARS AWAY FROM DICTATORS AND RELATIVELY WEALTHY COUNTRIES AND PUT THEM BACK IN YOUR POCKETS SO YOU CAN GET AHEAD. THERE IS STILL AN IMPORTANT PLACE FOR FOREIGN AID, AND IN FACT, WE WILL REDIRECT, 700 MILLION IN AID TO COUNTRIES WITH GRAVE HUMANITARIAN OR REFUGEE CHALLENGES, SUCH AS MUCH OF SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA, WHICH WILL RECEIVE EVEN MORE AID THAN THEY DO NOW. WE WILL ENSURE A SPECIAL FOCUS ON SUPPORT FOR CHILDREN IN CONFLICT ZONES. UNDER MY PLAN, WE’LL WORK WITH LEADING CANADIAN AID ORGANIZATIONS, INCLUDING VOLUNTEER FOCUS GROUPS WHO PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED ASSISTANCE TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO CONSIDER PROPOSALS WHICH SUPPORT NON-DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES SUCH AS MINORITY RIGHTS AND PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE TAKING PLACE IN ANY COUNTRY OF THIS IS THE KIND OF GLOBAL LEADERSHIP THE WORLD NEEDS MORE OF. ONE AREA WHERE WE’LL LOOK TO BUILD A NEW INTERNATIONAL CONSENSUS GO BEYOND PROTECTING CHILDREN IN CONFLICT ZONES. SECOND, WE WILL REINVIGORATE ALLEGIANCES WITH COUNTRIES AND ALLIES THAT SHARE CANADIAN VALUES. WE WILL RENEW AND STRENGTHEN TIES WITH CANADA’S DEMOCRATIC ALLIANCES SUCH AS NATO, NORAD AND THE FIVE Is WHILE AT THE SAME TIME STRENGTHENING RELATIONS WITH LIKE-MINDED COUNTRIES LIKE JAPAN AND INDIA. WE’LL TAKE A LEADERSHIP ROLE IN BUILDING A STRONGER ALLIANCE BETWEEN CANADA, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, AND THE UK. WE WILL RENEW HISTORIC SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE AND HELP UKRAINE SUPPORT ITS BORDERS AND DEFEND ITS PEOPLE. THIS WILL INCLUDE EXPANDING ON CURRENT MISSIONS TO SUPPORT UKRAINE AND SUPPORT UKRAINE’S MILITARY WITH THE EQUIPMENT THEY NEED TO DEFEND THEIR BORDERS. I’LL ALSO PUSH FOR A CANADIAN LEADERSHIP AND UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING MISSION TO SECURE THOSE BORDERS.>>(Voice of Translator): I’M ALSO GOING TO FOCUS ON CANADIAN INITIATIVES AS PEACEKEEPING CONTRIBUTES TO THE UNITED NATIONS. (END OF TRANSLATION) — FROM INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT RUN CONTRARY TO CANADA’S INTEREST, SUCH AS THE ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE BANK. AND USE THE SAVINGS TO HELP PAY FOR OUR PLAN TO HELP YOU GET AHEAD. NO LONGER WILL CANADIAN TAX DOLLARS SUBSIDIZE THE GOVERNMENTS OF CHINA IT’S FOREIGN POLICY. THIRD, WE WILL INTRODUCE NEW TOOLS TO SUPPORT HUMAN RIGHTS AROUND THE WORLD. CANADA HAS MAG NISKY HUMAN RIGHTS LEGISLATION, TARGETS THAT ARE COMPLICIT IN HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES BUT JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAS NOT USED IT WHERE IT’S MOST NEEDED. WE WILL. IN PARTICULAR, WE WILL TARGET IRAN, WHICH ROUTINELY ABUSES HUMAN RIGHTS, HAS MURDERED CANADIAN CITIZENS, SPONSORS TERRORISM AND HAS VIOLATED NUCLEAR TREATIES. AT THE SAME TIME WE’LL LIST IRAN’S REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORE AS A CANADIAN HE WANTY UNDER LAW. WE’LL INVEST IN THE CANADIAN INVESTMENT ACT TO THE TAKE OVER OF ANY CANADIAN COMPANY BY ANY FOREIGN OWNED STATE OWNED ENTERPRISE, AUTOMATICALLY TRIGGERS A NATIONAL SECURITY REVIEW. AND WE’LL REOPEN THE OFFICE OF RELIGIOUS FREEDOM TRUDEAU SHUT DOWN TO PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF RELIGIOUS MINORITIES ALL OVER THE WORLD. FOURTH, WE WILL TAKE STEPS TO DEPOLITICIZE MILITARY PROCUREMENT. CANADIANS SAW FIRST HAND HOW PARTISAN POLITICS CORRUPTS LAW. THAT IS WHY MY GOVERNMENT WILL REINTRODUCE THE CABINET COMMITTEE ON DEFENCE PROCUREMENT AND A SECRETARIAT WITHIN THE PRIVY OFFICE TO ENSURE PROJECTS ARE PROGRESSING ON TIME AND ON BUDGET.>>(Voice of Translator): WE NEED TO SEE HOW THIS KIND OF POLITICS CAN IN FACT CORRUPT CANADIAN ORGANIZATIONS, AS AN EXAMPLE WITH ADMIRAL NORMAN. HE WAS A MILITARY HERO, COMPETENT AND DEDICATED. IT’S A NATIONAL SHAME WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM. THAT’S WHY GOVERNMENT WILL RESTORE THE CABINET COMMITTEE ON PROCUREMENT FOR DEFENCE, AND CREATE A SECRETARIAT FOR PROCUREMENT WITHIN THE PRIVY COUNSEL IN ORDER TO ENSURE PRIORITY PROJECTS ARE IN FACT IMPLEMENTED ON TIME, AND ON BUDGET. (END OF TRANSLATION)>>JUST AS IMPORTANTLY, WE’LL REFOCUS THE HOUSE OF COMMONS COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL DEFENCE, ON MATTERS OF MILITARY PROCUREMENT TO FOSTER A MULTI-PARTISAN CONSENSUS. WE WILL NOT DELAY IN SELECTING A NEW FIGHTER JET TO REPLACE OUR AGING CF-18s. WHILE NEGOTIATING WITH DAVEY SHIPYARDS TO PROVIDE A SECOND SUPPLY SHIP, ICEBREAKERS AND FEDERAL FERRIES. THESE FOUR PILLARS PRIORITIZING CANADIANS OVER FOREIGN DICTATORS IN FOREIGN AID, RECOMMITTING TO OUR ALLIES, PUTTING HUMAN RIGHTS AT THE FOREFRONT OF OUR GLOBAL AGENDA, AND TAKING THE PARTISAN POLITICS OUT OF MILITARY PROCUREMENT. THOSE PILLARS WILL FORM THE FOUNDATION OF OUR CONSERVATIVE PLAN TO RECLAIM CANADIAN LEADERSHIP ON THE WORLD STAGE. LET ME CLOSE BY MAKING THIS POINT, BECAUSE IN THE CONTEXT OF FOREIGN POLICY, IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT ONE. JUSTIN TRUDEAU ULTIMATELY HAS TO ANSWER TO THE CANADIAN PEOPLE AT THE BALLOT BOX ON OCTOBER 21st. AND SO MANY OTHER COUNTRIES PEOPLE ARE UNABLE TO HOLD DISGRACED AND DISHONEST LEADERS ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR CONDUCT. BUT IN CANADA WE DO, AND IT IS UP TO ALL OF US TO USE THAT FRANCHISE AND GET OUT AND VOTE. CANADIANS DESERVE A PRIME MINISTER WHO WILL NOT BREAK THE LAW, WHO WILL NOT ABUSE HIS POWER TO COVER IT UP, AND WHO WILL NOT EMBARRASS THEM ON THE WORLD STAGE. INSTEAD, THEY DESERVE A PRIME MINISTER WHO WILL DO EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO RETURN CANADA TO A PLACE OF HONOUR AND LEADERSHIP AROUND THE WORLD, WHILE DOING MORE TO HELP HARD WORKING FAMILIES RIGHT HERE AT HOME GET AHEAD. THAT IS MY PROMISE TO THE CANADIAN PEOPLE, AND I HUMBLY ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT ON OCTOBER 21st. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MERCI BEAUCOUP. I WILL TAKE YOUR QUESTIONS. >>Question: GOOD MORNING, THE CANADIAN PRESS. I NOTICED THAT DURING THE SPEECH YOU JUST GAVE YOU DIDN’T SPEAK ABOUT ABORTION OR MATERNAL HEALTH FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS INTERNATIONALLY, SOMETHING THAT WAS IMPORTANT TO THE PAST TWO GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA. WOULD A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT, LED BY YOU, COMMIT TO FUNDING ABORTION SERVICES INTERNATIONALLY?>>SO THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT I MADE TODAY DOES NOT AFFECT GROUPS WHO ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING FUNDING. THIS IS NOT ABOUT WHICH TYPES OF GROUPS WILL RECEIVE FUNDING. THIS IS ABOUT WHICH TYPE OF COUNTRIES WILL RECEIVE FUNDING. SO THOSE TYPES OF GROUPS WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.>>(Voice of Translator): SO I MADE A COMMITMENT TODAY NOT TO REOPEN THIS DEBATE. TODAY’S ANNOUNCEMENT WOULD HAVE NO IMPACT ON THOSE GROUPS. THOSE GROUPS WHICH RECEIVE CANADIAN FUNDING IN COUNTRIES WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT. (END OF TRANSLATION)>>Question: A FEW MONTHS AGO THE GOVERNMENT INTRODUCED 700 MILLION NEW DOLLARS, 1.4 BILLION BY 2023, AND 700 MILLION SPECIFICALLY FOR REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH FOR WOMEN AND GIRLS, SO A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT WOULD NOT TOUCH THAT FUNDING?>>EXACT I WILL. WHAT THIS IS ABOUT IS WHICH COUNTRIES ARE RECEIVING THE FUNDING, NOT WHICH TYPES OF PROGRAMS OR GROUPS OF THIS IS A MEASURE TO TAKE FOREIGN AID FUNDING AWAY FROM COUNTRIES THAT RANK RELATIVELY HIGH ON THE DEVELOPMENT INDEX AND PRIORITIZING THAT TO COUNTRIES THAT NEED IT MORE, AND BRINGING THAT FUNDING BACK HERE AT HOME TO HELP CANADIANS GET AHEAD. SO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY WILL NOT HAVE AN IMPACT ON GROUPS THAT WILL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE FUNDING IN COUNTRIES THAT WE’LL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR. SO THAT IS OUR COMMITMENT.>>Question: >>(Voice of Translator): RADIO-CANADA. MOST COUNTRIES RECEIVE MORE THAN WE DO IN TERMS OF INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE. PRORATED TO THE GDP. THE CANADIAN ECONOMY IS DOING VERY WELL, SO HOW CAN YOU PROMISE CUTS IN INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE AND YOU EXPECT CONSEQUENCES FROM THIS. >>Andrew Scheer:>>(Voice of Translator): OUR PHILOSOPHY IS THIS. THOSE COUNTRIES WHICH ARE VERY HIGH UP IN THE DEVELOPMENT INDEX, THEY DON’T NEED THE SAME SUPPORT AS OTHER COUNTRIES, AND THAT’S A CHOICE. WE MADE OUR CHOICE. AND WE’LL REDIRECT THAT MONEY IN TERMS OF FOREIGN ASSISTANCE TO THE TUNE OF 25% TO SUPPORT CANADIANS. WE’VE ALL HEARD ABOUT THE FACT THAT FAMILIES, INDIVIDUALS, HAVE MORE AND MORE DIFFICULTY, IN FACT, IN MAKING ENDS MEET, AND THEY’RE OUR PRIORITY. WE’LL BE WORKING TO HELP THE WELL-BEING OF CANADIANS. WE’LL CONTINUE WITH A POLICY TO ASK Mr. TRUDEAU IMPLEMENTED IT. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TODAY WILL NOT HAVE ANY IMPACT ON GROUPS OR GROUPS THAT CONTINUE TO WORK IN COUNTRIES WHICH CONTINUE TO RECEIVE CANADIAN MONEY. IT’S A QUESTION OF WHICH COUNTRIES WE’RE GOING TO GIVE MONEY TO. SO. THANK YOU.>>Question: >>(Voice of Translator): RADIO-CANADA. Mr. SCHEER YOU SAY YOU WANT TO CUT ASSISTANCE TO THOSE COUNTRIES THAT ARE HOSTILE TO CANADA, BUT IN FACT, ITS LOCAL POPULATION OF THOSE COUNTRIES WHICH ARE GOING TO SUFFER FROM THE WITHDRAWAL OF CANADIAN ASSISTANCE. ARE YOU COMFORTABLE WITH THAT?>>Andrew Scheer: >>(Voice of Translator): I’M SURE CANADIANS PREFER, THAT THEIR MONEY, THE TAXPAYERS’ MONEY SHOULD NOT GO TO REGIMES WHICH ARE HOSTILE TO CANADA. THAT USE CANADIAN MONEY TO SUPPORT CERTAIN GOVERNMENTS. THAT’S A LOT OF MONEY THAT GOES GOVERNMENT TO GOVERNMENT AND WE’LL CUT FOREIGN ASSISTANCE BY 25% TO MAKE SURE THAT CANADIANS CAN IMPROVE THEIR SITUATION.>>Question: >>(Voice of Translator): WHAT WOULD YOU SAY TO THOSE COUNTRIES THAT ARE SUPPORTED BY YOUR PREDECESSOR Mr. HARPER.>>Andrew Scheer: THIS IS A CHOICE BETWEEN THE LIBERALS AND THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY. THE CHOICE BETWEEN Mr. TRUDEAU — MY PRIORITY IS TO ENSURE CANADIANS CAN HAVE MORE MONEY IN THEIR POCKETS TO USE TODAY. WE’LL CUT BY 25% THE ENVELOPE OF FOREIGN ASSISTANCE SO AS TO MAKE SURE THAT FAMILIES AND WORKERS CAN, IN FACT, MAKE ENDS MEET AND MOVE FORWARD, AND THAT’S OUR CHOICE. JUSTIN TRUDEAU HASN’T JUSTIFIED WHY HE SENT CANADIAN MONEY TO COUNTRIES SUCH AS ITALY, BRAZIL, AND IRAN. HE DID THAT. HE MADE HIS CHOICE, AND I’VE MADE MY CHOICE. (END OF TRANSLATION) THIS IS A VERY CLEAR CHOICE OF SELECTION BETWEEN JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S RECORD ON FOREIGN POLICY AND ON FOREIGN AID, AND CANADIANS NOW CAN SEE THE CHOICE BETWEEN SENDING MORE OF THEIR HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS TO COUNTRIES THAT RANK RELATIVELY HIGH ON THE DEVELOPMENT INDEX, COUNTRIES LIKE ITALY, LIKE BRAZIL, LIKE TURKEY, AND HOSTILE GOVERNMENTS LIKE IRAN. JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAS MADE HIS CHOICE. I HAVE MADE MY CHOICE. WE’LL REDIRECT THAT MONEY HERE AT HOME TO HELP CANADIANS GET AHEAD.>>Question: JANYCE McGREGOR FROM CBC NEWS. CANADA IS CURRENTLY IN A CAMPAIGN FOR A SEAT ON THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL. WHAT IMPACT DO YOU SEE A SUBSTANTIAL CUT IN THE FOREIGN ASSISTANCE BUDGET HAVING ON CANADA’S BID?>>Andrew Scheer: WELL, CANADA — OUR ALLIES AROUND THE WORLD KNOW OUR CAPABILITIES WHEN IT COMES TO PULLING OUR WEIGHT ON THE WORLD STAGE AND THE COMMITMENT THAT WE’VE MADE IN MANY CONFLICTS OVER THE PAST 150-PLUS YEARS. SO I’M CONFIDENT THAT OUR APPLIES WILL SEE THAT. BUT IT’S MORE IMPORTANT TO ME THAT I HELP CANADIANS GET AHEAD THAN CURRY FAVOUR AT THE UNITED NATIONS. I AM MORE INTERESTED IN MAKING SURE THAT HARD WORKING CANADIAN FAMILIES GET AHEAD, THAT THEY HAVE MORE IN THEY’RE POCKETS, THAT THEY’RE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR THEIR FAMILIES, RAISE THEIR CHILDREN AND ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS. THAT’S OUR PRIORITIES. THAT IS OUR FOCUS.>>(Voice of Translator): I’M MORE INTERESTED, MYSELF IN THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR CANADIANS. THAT’S WHAT MY PRIORITY IS. I THINK OUR ALLIES UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH WE CONTRIBUTE IN HISTORY AGAINST GLOBAL THREATS. MY PRIORITY IS TO HELP THE LIVES OF CANADIANS, NOT TO GAIN SUPPORT FROM THE UNITED NATIONS. (END OF TRANSLATION)>>Question: THE PETITION YOU’RE ARTICULATING HERE, WHAT A FUTURE CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT IN CANADA PURSUE MORE OF A GO IT ALONE STRATEGY LIKE WE’VE SEEN IN THE UNITED STATES RECENTLY? WOULD THIS BE A WITHDRAWAL FROM SOME OF THE MULTILATERALISM, THAT HAS BEEN PART OF LIBERAL FOREIGN POLICY, PULLING BACK FROM OTHER THINGS PERHAPS LIKE THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION AND OUR EFFORTS TO REFORM THERE?>>Andrew Scheer: THIS IS SPECIFICALLY QUITE THE CONTRARY. WHAT I’VE CALLED FOR TODAY IS A MORE REINVIGORATED PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR TYPICAL ALLIES THROUGH NATO AND THROUGH COUNTRIES THAT SHARE OUR SAME COMMITMENTS TO DEMOCRACY, THE RULE OF LAW, AND PEACE AND SECURITY. STRONGER TIES WITH COUNTRIES LIKE JAPAN, AND INDIA. WHAT THIS IS, IS PULLING MONEY OUT OF THINGS LIKE THE ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE BANK, WHICH DOES NOT FURTHER CANADIANS’ INTEREST, WHICH IS CONTROLLED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF CHINA TO BUILD ROADS AND BRIDGES AND OTHER PROJECTS IN OTHER COUNTRIES. SO THIS IS ABOUT REINVIGORATING OUR RELATIONSHIP, STRENGTHENING OUR RELATIONSHIP ON A MULTILATERAL LEVELS WITH ALLIES IN COUNTRIES THAT SHARE OUR SAME VALUES AND ENSURING THAT CANADIAN TAXPAYER DOLLARS ARE NOT GOING TO COUNTRIES WITH A RELATIVELY HIGH INCOME OR RELATIVELY HIGH DEVELOPMENT INDEX. SO THIS IS ABOUT REPRIORITIZING THAT MONEY AT HOME TO HELP CANADIANS GET AHEAD AND ALSO FOCUSSING PART OF THAT FOREIGN AID BUDGET TO COUNTRIES THAT NEED IT THE MOST. >>Question: SO IF YOU CAN’T CONTROL THE MEMBERSHIP OF A GLOBAL ORGANIZATION TO NOT INCLUDE THOSE COUNTRIES, YOU’D PULL BACK FROM THAT?>>AS I SAID, I DON’T SEE ANY REASON WHY CANADIAN TAX DOLLARS ARE GOING TO THE ASIAN INFRASTRUCTURE BANK OF THAT’S A CHOICE. IF JUSTIN TRUDEAU THINKS CANADIANS ARE HAPPY WITH THEIR TAX DOLLARS TO GO BUILD ROADS AND BRIDGES IN OTHER COUNTRIES HE CAN MAKE THAT CHOICE. THIS IS A CHOICE FOR CANADIANS TO MAKE. WE’RE CLEAR WHERE WE’RE GOING WITH FOREIGN AID AND FOREIGN MONEY. STRONGER RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR TRADITIONAL ALLIES AND COUNTRIES THAT SHARE OUR VALUES, AND FOREIGN AID MONEY GOING TO THE COUNTRIES THAT NEED IT THE MOST, WITH A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THE EXISTING BUDGET BEING REPATRIATED, COMING BACK HOME TO HELP CANADIANS TO GET AHEAD, TO PUT MORE MONEY IN THE POCKETS OF CANADIANS SO THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE CAN INCREASE.>>Question: HI, Mr. SHEER, JANICE DIXON, THE “GLOBE & MAIL”. I WONDER IF YOU CAN TELL US WHAT YOU’RE HOPING TO ACHIEVE AT TOMORROW NIGHT’S DEBATE, AND SPECIFICALLY WHAT YOUR MESSAGE WOULD BE FOR WOULD-BE BLOC VOTERS. >>WELL, I’M HOPING TO SHOW CANADIANS THAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU DOES NOT DESERVE TO BE RE-ELECTED, AND I’M JUST LOOKING FORWARD TO THE FACT THAT HE’S ACTUALLY SHOWING UP. SO THAT’S A BIG STEP FOR HIM, AND I AM CONFIDENT THAT CANADIANS WILL SEE THAT HE IS UNABLE TO DEFEND HIS FOUR YEARS OF HIGH TAXES, MASSIVE DEFICITS, AND SCANDAL AND CORRUPTION. MY MESSAGE TO ALL QUEBECERS, TO ALL QUEBECERS IS THAT A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT RESPECTS THE RIGHTS OF PROVINCES. WE BELIEVE IN RESPECTING PROVINCIAL JURISDICTION, AND THAT WE ARE COMMITTED TO ADDRESSING SOME SPECIFIC CHALLENGES AND SPECIFIC ISSUES IN QUEBEC LIKE SINGLE INCOME TAX RETURN. SO I DON’T HAVE ONE MESSAGE FOR ONE GROUP OF PEOPLE. I HAVE THE SAME MESSAGE FOR ALL QUEBECERS AND INDEED ALL CANADIANS.>>(Voice of Translator): I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO DEBATE THESE ISSUES WITH JUSTIN TRUDEAU. HE DIDN’T TURN UP TO THE FIRST DEBATE. WHAT I WANT TO DO IS TO SHOW HE DOESN’T REALLY DESERVE A SECOND TERM. IT’S CLEAR THAT HE CAN’T DEFEND HIS OWN RECORD WITH THE LARGE DEFICIT, THE SCANDALS, AND OTHER PROBLEMS. SO MY MESSAGE TO ALL QUEBECERS IS THIS, ONLY THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY CAN IN FACT REPLACE THE LIBERAL PARTY AND JUSTIN TRUDEAU, AND IT’S OUR PARTY, WITH RESPECT ITS JURISDICTION THAT DEAL WITH THE ISSUES SPECIFIC TO QUEBEC, FOR EXAMPLE, THE SINGLE TAX RETURN (END OF TRANSLATION) –>>YOU’VE COMPLETED YOUR UNIVERSITY DEGREE IN REGINA, BUT THERE ARE RECORDS THAT SHOW YOU COMPLETED IT AT OTTAWA UNIVERSITY AFTER YOU BECAME AN M.P. CAN YOU CLARIFY ABOUT YOUR EDUCATION. >>Andrew Scheer: I’VE BEEN VERY CLEAR, I TOOK COURSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF REGINA. MY DEGREE IS GRANTED FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA, WHERE I TOOK THE BULK OF MY CLASSES. THE OVERWHELMING MAJORITY OF MY CLASSES WERE FROM OTTAWA U.>>Question: HI Mr. SCHEER, CBC. YOU TALK ABOUT DEPOLITICIZING THE SYSTEM, YET IN THE POLICY IT TALKS ABOUT NEGOTIATING A CONTRACT WITH DAVIE SHIPYARDS TO BUILD A SUPPLY SHIP. I WONDER WHAT SORT OF MESSAGE THAT SENDS WHEN, OF COURSE, DAVIE IS LOCATED IN A CONSERVATIVE RIDING IN QUEBEC WHICH TERMS OF WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT DEPOLITICIZING PROCESSES. >>IT’S DEPOLICE SIZING THE MESSAGES LIBERAL PARTY CREATED. DAVIE SHIPYARD HAS A MODEL THAT DELIVERED A SUPPLY SHIP ON TIME AND ON BUDGET — ACTUALLY UNDER TIME, AND THAT’S PRECISELY WHAT JUSTIN TRUDEAU INTERFERED WITH, WITH THE MARK NORMAN CASE. IT’S UNDOING THE DAMAGE HE HAS DONE. >>BUT A CONTRACT WITH A SPECIFIC COMPANY, I’M SAYING WHAT KIND OF OPTICS DOES IT CREATE. >>THAT CONTRACT WOULD HAVE GONE THROUGH HAD JUSTIN TRUDEAU NOT INTERFERED AND NOT CANCELLED THAT. SO IT WAS — IT’S ACTUALLY DEPOLITICIZING IT BY GOING BACK TO THE ORIGINAL PLAN, WHERE CANADIAN TAXPAYERS GOT MORE BANG FOR THEIR BUCK AND THE MILITARY GOT THE EQUIPMENT THAT THEY NEEDED. SO IT’S A KEY PART OF DEPOLITICIZING IS UNDOING THE POLITICIZATION OF THE TRUDEAU LIBERALS.>>(Voice of Translator): CLEARLY, JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S DECISION WAS BASED ON POLITICS, NOT ON THE NEEDS, REALLY, OF THE ARMED FORCES AND WE’LL CORRECT THAT MISTAKE, AND WE’LL MAKE SURE THAT, AS HAPPENED WITH THE FIRST CONTRACT, DAVIE PROVIDED THE GOODS ON TIME AND ON BUDGET. (END OF TRANSLATION)>>Question: — PRETTY CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT THE CAMPAIGN, WHEN QUESTIONS OF SAME-SEX MARRIAGE CAME UP YOU’VE BEEN CONSISTENT WE’RE NOT GOING TO REOPEN THE DEBATE. THAT WAS 2005, THIS IS 2019. I GET ALL THAT. I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY ONE THING, NOT HOW YOU WOULD GOVERN, BUT JUST WHO YOU ARE, WHAT YOU BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART BASICALLY. DO YOU FEEL THAT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS JUST AS MORALLY EQUIVALENT AS TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE. >>Andrew Scheer: AS I SAID, AT THE TIME THIS DEBATE WITH HIS BEFORE CANADIANS, LIKE MANY MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT WHO VOTED ON DIFFERENT SIDES OF THIS ISSUE, THERE ARE LIBERALS AND NDP EVEN VOTING ON DIFFERENT SIDES OF THIS ISSUE. SOCIETY HAS MOVED ON, I HAVE MOVED ON. TILE ALWAYS DEFEND THE RIGHTS OF LBGTQ CANADIANSR I RESPECT THAT, WE CHAMPION THEIR RIGHTS AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.>>Question: THAT’S NOT WHAT I’M ASKING. THIS IS A STRAIGHT FORWARD YES OR NO, WHO YOU ARE, NOT ANDREW SCHEER, THE PRIME MINISTER, ANDREW SCHEER THE PERSON. DO YOU FEEL, YES OR NO, THAT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IS MORALLY AS EQUIVALENT AS TRADITIONAL MARRIAGE. >>I BELIEVE IN THE RIGHTS OF ALL CANADIANS AND BELIEVE IN THE RIGHTS OF LGBTQ CANADIANS. I BELIEVE THE LAW MUST BE THERE TO PROTECT THEM AND GIVE THEM THE SAME ACCESS AND SAME INSTITUTIONS. I WILL CONTINUE TO GOVERN THAT WAY. I HAVE BEEN — I WAS PROUD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HISTORIC APOLOGY TO LGBTQ CANADIANS WHO WERE PERSECUTED IN THE PUBLIC SERVICE BECAUSE OF THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION, I HAVE CALLED ON THE GOVERNMENT TO DO MORE TO HELP PEOPLE BEING PERSECUTED BECAUSE OF THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION OF OTHER COUNTRIES, I’LL CONTINUE TO BE A CHAMPION FOR LGBTQ CANADIANS. [ Please Stand By ] TERRIBLE ON FOLLOWING THROUGH WITH RESULTS. THAT’S WHAT OUR FOCUS IS ON.>>Question: [INDISCERNIBLE]>>RIGHT, WELL, LOOK, WE HAVE SENT A MESSAGE TO EVERY CANADIAN WHO IS CONCERNED ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE HAVE A REAL PLAN AND THAT WE’RE TAKING THIS SERIOUSLY. WE’LL GET RID OF THE CARBON TAX BECAUSE IT RAISES THE COST OF EVERYTHING WITHOUT DOING ANYTHING FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND REPLACE IT WITH A REAL PLAN THAT TAKES THE CLIMATE CHANGE PLAN FIGHT GLOBAL. I’VE SEEN PICTURES FROM THOSE DEMONSTRATIONS, A LOT OF SIGNS SAYING ACTIONS, NOT WORDS, THAT’S PRECISELY WHAT OUR PARTY IS FOCUSED ON, REAL RESULTS TO HELP TACKLE GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE BY LOWERING GLOBAL EMISSIONINGS.>>Question: CHARLIE MITCHELL, TIMES OF LONDON. DO YOU HAVE ANY REGRETS ABOUT PUBLICLY SUPPORTING BREXIT GIVEN THE UPHEAVAL IT’S CAUSED?>>SO AS I’VE SAID IN THE PAST, I’VE ALWAYS BELIEVED IN THE RIGHTS OF PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE OF THOSE COUNTRIES TO CHART THEIR OWN COURSE AND HAVE SOVEREIGNTY. I’VE ALWAYS FELT THAT IS A FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE AND I’M FOCUSED ON FOREIGN POLICIES HERE TODAY LIKE CANADA’S DEVELOPMENT AID, WHICH COUNTRIES RECEIVE MONEY FROM HARD-WORKING CANADIAN TAXPAYERS.>>Question: HAVE YOU BEEN APPROACHED BY ANY BRITISH OFFICIALS ABOUT THE PROSPECT OF A TRADE DEAL, AND IF SO, WHAT WAS THE PROGRESS OF THOSE DISCUSSIONS?>>WELL, I WAS VERY PROUD TO HAVE VISITED THE UNITED KINGDOM LAST YEAR WHERE I SPECIFICALLY MET WITH BRITISH MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT, INCLUDING THEN MINISTER OF TRADE, BORIS JOHNSON, AND NOW PRIME MINISTER, TO TALK PRECISELY ABOUT ENSURING THAT CANADA’S TRADE ACCESS WITH THE UNITED KINGDOM COULD PROCEED NO MATTER THE EVENTUALITY OF THE NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION.>>Question: AND JUST QUICKLY ONE OTHER FOLLOWUP. ARE YOU WILLING TO ROLL OVER THE CETA TO THE U.K. IN THE EVENT OF A “NO DEAL” BREXIT?>>WELL, LOOK, I THINK THERE’S A LOT OF HYPOTHETICALS IN THAT QUESTION. OBVIOUSLY OUR PARTY ALWAYS SUPPORTS FREE TRADE. WE BELIEVE IN FREE AND OPEN TRADE WITH OUR PARTNERS WHO HAVE SIMILAR RULES OF LAW. THINKING ABOUT THE UNITED KINGDOM, SAME PARLIAMENTARY TRADITIONS, SAME RULE OF LAW, SAME COMMITMENT TO GLOBAL VALUES, AND OBVIOUSLY ENSURING THAT WE MAINTAIN AT THE VERY LEAST WHAT WE HAVE NOW IS VERY IMPORTANT FOR OUR GOVERNMENT, BUT OBVIOUSLY THAT WILL BE SUBJECT TO NEGOTIATIONS AND SEE WHAT THE EVENTUAL OUTCOME IS.>>Question: DAVID AKIN, GLOBAL NEWS. JUST COMING BACK TO THE ANSWER ON THE UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL SEAT, I’M GOING TO READ BETWEEN THE LINES THAT YOU’VE PRETTY MUCH GIVEN UP ON THAT BUT FEEL FREE TO CORRECT THE RECORD IN THE ANSWER TO THIS QUESTION. CANADA’S PLACE IN THE WORLD, WE’RE A SMALL MIDDLE POWER. OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST WAYS THAT WE CAN BE INFLUENTIAL IN THE WORLD. PULLING IT BACK WILL MAKE US LESS INFLUENTIAL. SEEKING TO JUST HANG OUT WITH OUR OWN CLUB, NORAD, NATO, MAKES US LESS INFLUENTIAL AND SO WHEN CHINA KIDNAPS THREE OF OUR CITIZEN ANSWER WE NEED HELP, WE WON’T HAVE FRIENDS, BECAUSE YOUR POLICY WILL MAKE US SMALLER IN THE WORLD.>>QUITE THE CONTRARY. FIRST OF ALL, ON THE U.N. SECURITY SEAT, AS I SAID, I BELIEVE OUR ALLIES AROUND THE WORLD HAVE SEEN THE CONTRIBUTION AND THE COMMITMENT THAT CANADA HAS MADE IN SO MANY OF THE EVILS WE’VE FACED SINCE OUR COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED. SIDE BY SIDE, OUR ALLIES FIGHTING TERRORISM, SIDE BY SIDE FIGHTING IN TWO WORLD WARS INCLUDING CONFLICTS IN KOREA, SO OUR ALLIES KNOW WHAT WE’RE CAPABLE OF, BUT WHEN IT COMES TO OBTAINING THAT SEAT BY USING CANADIAN TAXPAYERS DOLLARS TO MIDDLE AND HIGH-INCOME COUNTRIES, THAT IS A DISAGREEMENT. THAT IS A CHOICE I WOULD NOT MAKE. I WOULD TAKE THAT MONEY, BRING IT BACK HERE AT HOME TO HELP CANADIANS GET AHEAD. I ACTUALLY BELIEVE BY STRENGTHENING OUR RELATIONSHIP WITH TRADITIONAL PARTNERS LIKE NATO AND NORAD, WE WOULD HAVE MORE INFLUENCE ON THE WORLD AND IT WAS PRECISELY JUSTIN TRUDEAU’S DECISION AT THE BEGINNING OF HIS MANDATE TO SHIFT OUR TRADITIONAL — OUR FOCUS AWAY FROM OUR TRADITIONAL ALLIES THAT I BELIEVE IS PRECISELY WHY WE’RE IN THE SITUATION WE’RE IN. I WILL NOTE THAT UNDER HIS FOREIGN FOLLOWSY, THE GOVERNMENT OF CHINA HAS TAKEN THIS ACTION BY HOLDING CANADIAN CITIZENS WHILE WE WERE STILL MAKING THESE FUNDING PROGRAMS IN THESE TYPES OF COUNTRIES, JUSTIN TRUDEAU HAS DONE PRECISELY NOTHING TO SHOW THE GOVERNMENT OF CHINA THAT WE WILL STAND UP FOR OURSELVES. IT TOOK HIM NINE MONTHS TO APPOINT AN AMBASSADOR TO CHALLENGE CHINA’S DECISION ON OUR EXPORTS TO THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION. HE ONLY DID THAT IN THE DYING DAYS OF HIS GOVERNMENT BEFORE THE ELECTION. I’VE CALLED FOR INCREASED INSPECTIONS ON GOODS COMING FROM CHINA, WHICH WOULD NOT JUST SEND A MESSAGE TO THE GOVERNMENT OF CHINA BUT ALSO ALLOW US TO CRACK DOWN ON THINGS LIKE FENTANYL COMING INTO OUR CITIES, SO HIS FOREIGN POLICY HAS BEEN A COMPLETE FAILURE. I WILL MAKE SURE THAT A CONSERVATIVE GOVERNMENT STANDS UP FOR CANADA’S INTERESTS AND CANADIANS AROUND THE WORLD. [ SPEAKING FRENCH ]>>Voice of Translator: IT’S NOT A QUESTION OF ABANDONING ANYTHING. THE ISSUE IS HOW CAN WE AND ACHE WHAT WE WANT TO DO. MR. TRUDEAU SPENT TAXPAYERS MONEY IN ITALY, MEXICO, AND BRAZIL. I, MYSELF, HAVE MADE A DIFFERENT CHOICE. I BELIEVE OUR ALLIES CAN UNDERSTAND WHEN THEY LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF OUR MILITARY AND THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. I’M NOT GOING TO SPEND TAXPAYERS’ MONEY TO GET A SEAT. I’VE MADE MY CHOICE, AND I’LL CUT MY 25% FOLLOWING ASSISTANCE TO MAKE SURE CANADIANS CAN IMPROVE THEIR QUALITY OF LIFE.>>Question: I THINK A LOT OF CANADIANS WOULD SAY WE COULD QUIBBLE ABOUT THE AMOUNT KHADR GOT PAID, BUT HE WAS GOING TO GET A CHEQUE BECAUSE OF THE SINS OF PREMIERS HARPER AND CHRETIEN, SO IF YOU’RE PRIME MINISTER, TO AVOID HAVING TO PAY MONEY OUT TO TERRORISTS, WILL YOU COMMIT TODAY TO REPATRIATING ANY CANADIAN CAUGHT ON THE BATTLEFIELDS IN SYRIA AND IRAQ FIGHTING FOR ISIS, BRING THEM HOME SO THEY CAN FACE JUSTICE HERE IN CANADA? WILL YOU DO THAT WHEN YOU BECOME PRIME MINISTER?>>FIRST OF ALL, I NEED TO CORRECT SOMETHING IN YOUR PREMISE. I DON’T BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD JUST ABANDON THE IDEA THAT OMAR KHADR DESERVES THAT MONEY. I DON’T THINK WE SHOULD JUST ACCEPT THAT HE WAS ENTITLED TO THAT MONEY OR HE WAS GOING TO GET IT ANYWAY. COURT RULINGS INDICATED THAT THE COMPENSATION THAT OMAR KHADR WAS ENTITLED TO WAS REPATRIATION. THAT THAT WAS HIS COMPENSATION. GETTING TO COME BACK TO CANADA AFTER WHAT HE DID WAS THE COMPENSATION FOR WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM. AND THAT WOULD BE AS FAR AS I WOULD BE PREPARED TO COMPENSATE HIM WITHOUT A FURTHER DECISION. JUSTIN TRUDEAU ABANDONED THAT COURT CASE. HE REFUSED TO FIGHT FOR THE PRINCIPLE THAT OMAR KHADR DID NOT DESERVE A SINGLE DOLLAR OF TAXPAYERS’ MONEY. HE ROLLED OVER ON THAT. NOW, I CONTRAST THAT TO HIS CONTINUAL FIGHTING OUR VETERANS IN COURT, SO THE HYPOCRISY OF JUSTIN TRUDEAU SAYING IT’S NOT WORTH FIGHTING THE PRINCIPLE FOR GIVING — IT’S NOT WORTH FIGHTING FOR THE PRINCIPLES AND WE’RE GOING TO CUT OMAR KHADR A CHEQUE TO AVOID A COURT CASE AND THEN TURNING AROUND AND SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON LAWYERS FIGHTING VETERANS. THAT IS A CHOICE HE HAS MADE. THAT IS NOT THE CHOICE I WOULD MAKE. NOW, WHEN IT COMES TO TERRORISTS AND PEOPLE WHO’VE FOUGHT FOR ISIS IN HORRIBLE OS AROUND THE WORLD, THAT COMMIT GRIEVOUS, HORRENDOUS CRIMES, I WOULD NOT LIFT A FINGER TO HELP BRING THEM BACK TO CANADA.>>Question: THANK YOU. MERCI BEAUCOUP