Mr. Roch La Salle (Joliette):
Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the provisions of Standing Order 43, I ask the unanimous consent of the House to move a motion on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity.
Considering that during the last weekend, the province of Quebec, and especially the premier of Quebec, had the very great honour to receive a distinguished guest, the right hon. Prime Minister of Canada; considering the remarks made by the Prime Minister of Canada about the premier of Quebec on the one hand, and about some goals of the government of Quebec, on the other hand, and since in the opinion of several observers and thousands of Quebecers these remarks are qualified as offensive, arrogant, even insulting towards the premier and, consequently towards the whole people of Quebec, I regretfully move, seconded by the hon. member for Hochelaga (Mr. Lavoie);
That this House unanimously deplore such a position on the part of the Prime Minister of Canada and, at the same time, invite him to make a statement so that the members of this House may better understand such behaviour.
Subtopic: FEDERAL-PROVINCIAL RELATIONS SUGGESTION PRIME MINISTER EXPLAIN ATTITUDE TOWARDS QUEBEC-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43