Why weren’t Conservatives as concerned about Trump as they are about Biden?

Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
2021-02-04 11:55 [p.3985]

Madam Speaker, I thank my colleague, the member for Beauport—Limoilou.

My question is the following: Why is the House dealing with this particular motion right now?

We have had problems, in particular with the administration of former president Donald Trump. He decided to stop exporting N95 masks. He also took positions against our sectors, like the aluminum sector, and other industries that are very important to our country.

Why does my colleague think the Conservatives moved a motion now against the administration of President Biden, but never did so against former president Trump?

Julie Vignola (Beauport—Limoilou)
2021-02-04 11:56 [p.3985]

Madam Speaker, that is an excellent question that we could have asked. It almost needs to be a standing committee.

We should study our relationships on an ongoing basis to ensure that they are real partnerships.

Why did we not do so with the former administration? That is an excellent question that should be put to the members of the official opposition. Why do this now? Better to do it now than never and better now than when it is too late. We have to study problems together in order to find solutions. We must do so before we reach the point of saying that we should have done it before.