Early on in Question Period, NDP MP Jack Harris questioned Defence Minister Peter MacKay’s voting record on various defence spending—namely, that he voted against millions of dollars for various military initiatives. MacKay dismissed the question.
Later on, NDP House Leader Nathan Cullen stood and listed the various programs MacKay didn’t support in the 2004 budget. MacKay shot back that the military’s never been better funded than during the Conservatives’ reign.
Cullen stood again and listed yet more things MacKay voted against. In his response, the defence minister mistakenly referred to the NDP “government,” a slip the NDP was happy to applaud on their feet.