April 2, 1998 (36th Parliament, 1st Session)

PC

Jean Charest

Progressive Conservative

Hon. Jean J. Charest

I am leaving for Quebec to protect and promote Quebec's interests, to find a kind of solidarity that rises above the interests of political parties so that we can head for a future where we will join those elsewhere in Canada who want the same things as Quebeckers. It is in that spirit that I am embarking on this new journey.
I want to conclude here today by thanking those who supported me the most in my work: my family, my in-laws, all those who were with me every day.
I have shared my life with two women since 1993, with Elsie, here in the House of Commons and with my wife, Michèle, who deserves my admiration and, above all, my love, for all she has done for me, for our children and for the party since we both became actively involved in politics. I want to thank them.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   The Hon. Jean J. Charest
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