"There are strong indications that the Liberal Party are intending to support the bill. We managed to back them off once before - we need to do so again."
"A U.N. human rights investigator reported separately in June that soldiers had killed hundreds of innocent civilians, falsely identifying them as guerrillas slain in combat to boost body counts. Officials have vowed to eliminate that practice."
"When we see a country like Colombia that has decided to address its social, political and economic problems in an integrated way, that wants to embrace democracy and human rights, then we say, 'We're in,' he said."
"We are not going to say fix all your social, political and human rights problems and only then will we engage in trade relations with you. That's a ridiculous position," Harper said.
"if the United States and our allies turn their back on an important ally in this region, that will have long-term security consequences for all of our countries in North America."