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" My own views on abortion, I'm not on either pole of that and neither of the interest groups on either end of this issue would probably be comfortable with my views. "
" I do not intend to dispute in any way the need for defence cuts and the need for government spending cuts in general. I do not share a not in my backyard approach to government spending reductions. "
" I have no difficulty with the recognition of civil unions for non-traditional relationships but I believe in law we should protect the traditional definition of marriage. "
" If Ottawa giveth, then Ottawa can taketh away. "
" Canada remains alienated from its allies, shut out of the reconstruction process to some degree, unable to influence events. There is no upside to the position Canada took. "
" If you want to be a government in a minority Parliament, you have to work with other people. "
" I believe very strongly that in this world you have to have values and you have to stand up for your interests and if you don't do those things you're not going to get anywhere. "
" I think because we're such a trading nation, I think Canadians understand that first and foremost we're part of the global economy. "
" Canadians know that the promise of a recession didn't happen because of anything we did here. If you look at all the causes of the recession, problems in mortgage markets, the problems in the banking sector, the problems in government finance in countries like Greece, none of those problems were in present Canada. "
" We have to remember we're in a global economy. The purpose of fiscal stimulus is not simply to sustain activity in our national economies, but to help the global economy as well, and that's why it's so critical that measures in those packages avoid anything that smacks of protectionism. "
" It's the government's obligation to look really to the third parties to get the support to govern. "
" After all, enforced national bilingualism in this country isn't mere policy. It has attained the status of a religion. It's a dogma which one is supposed to accept without question. "
" Whether Canada ends up as o-ne national government or two national governments or several national governments, or some other kind of arrangement is, quite frankly, secondary in my opinion. "
" Having hit a wall, the next logical step is not to bang our heads against it. "
" There is a Canadian culture that is in some ways unique to Canada, but I don't think Canadian culture coincides neatly with borders. "
" First of all, I can't forget my first responsibility - which is to be the Leader of the Opposition and that's to provide an alternative government. "
" As a religion, bilingualism is the god that failed. It has led to no fairness, produced no unity, and cost Canadian taxpayers untold millions. "
" The government can only be brought down because it alienates several parties in the House. "
" I don't get into that second guessing of myself publicly. "
" I've always been clear, I support the traditional definition of marriage. "
" Human rights commissions, as they are evolving, are an attack on our fundamental freedoms and the basic existence of a democratic society... It is in fact totalitarianism. I find this is very scary stuff. "
" I think the way to change it is to handle issues individually when it's essential to do so. "
" Make no mistake. Canada is not a bilingual country. In fact it is less bilingual today than it has ever been. "
" I don't believe an Alliance government should sponsor legislation on abortion or a referendum on abortion. "
" I think in Atlantic Canada, because of what happened in the decades following Confederation, there is a culture of defeat that we have to overcome. "