Right Hon. Jean Chrétien (Prime Minister, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, Quebeckers have already voted democratically on two occasions and decided to remain in Canada.
When will the Bloc Quebecois respect the voice of democracy, even in response to an unclear question? What we want is a debate about a clear question, not a winning question, but a question that is truthful. When Quebeckers know that, by voting for sovereignty, they will be leaving Canada, they change their minds.
All we are asking is that the question be clear, and we will take steps to see that it is.
Subtopic: National Unity