Mr. Carlo Rossi (Bourassa):
Mr. Speaker, during the last election campaign, the newly elected Member for La Prairie (Mr. Jourdenais) promised in his campaign brochures and advertisements to abolish tolls on the Champlain Bridge, and he made this a big issue. On "Face a face" on CKVL, the
Hon. Member also mentioned that this promise had the blessing of his party and his leader. But now, Mr. Speaker, it is a different story. It must have been a shock to the newly elected Member for La Prairie on Tuesday, when the Minister of State (Transport) (Mr. Bouchard) answered that he had no intention of doing away with the tolls in the near future. I suppose from now on the Hon. Member will perhaps refrain from asking questions in the House without first knowing the answer. Meanwhile, the people in Brossard, La Prairie and on the South Shore are still paying to cross the Champlain Bridge, despite all the promises made by the Member for La Prairie and his party.
I therefore want to ask that tolls on the Champlain Bridge be immediately removed as promised by the Conservative Member for La Prairie and otherwise, that the new Member for La Prairie resign, Mr. Speaker.
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST FOR ABOLITION OF CHAMPLAIN BRIDGE TOLLS