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Prime Minister Suggests Liberal - Terrorism Connection

From September 6, 2008

In February 2007, in the House of Commons, Stephen Harper spoke before his colleagues. There Harper suggested there was a reason the Liberals were opposed to the renewal of two particular controversial clauses within Canada's Anti-Terrorism act: Liberal MP Navdeep Singh Bains.

The Prime Minister insinuated that because Bains' father-in-law, Darshan Singh Saini, was potentially on an unreleased witness list related to an RCMP investigation for the Air India inquiry, the Liberal party had decided to scrap the Anti-Terrorism provisions.

The following day Bains stood in the house and asked twice that Stephen Harper retract his remarks, which were an attack on his integrity and the integrity of his family. Harper refused.

Asked Liberal MP Ralph Goodale, "The issue that needs to be addressed today is the behaviour of the Prime Minister yesterday in his false and baseless accusations. The problems are obvious. For the Prime Minister quick, partisan advantage trumps everything else every time, no matter the cost, no matter the collateral damage, no matter the innocent victims, no matter the truth. Does the government not appreciate why Canadians are concerned about the Prime Minister's abuse of power for his own partisan advantages?"