December 14, 1999 (36th Parliament, 2nd Session)


Irwin Cotler


Mr. Irwin Cotler

Madam Speaker, I wish to thank the hon. member for his congratulations.
As for the issue of the minority rights and status after secession, I am only saying that minorities in Quebec have a right to a clear question on secession just like the other citizens of Quebec.
Concerning the relations between René Lévesque and aboriginal peoples, like all Quebecers I have much respect for Mr. Lévesque and his approach to aboriginal peoples. At the same time, I must repeat that the question is this: Will Quebecers get to answer a clear question on secession?

Topic:   Government Orders
Subtopic:   An Act To Give Effect To The Requirement For Clarity As Set Out In The Opinion Of The Supreme Court Of Canada In The Quebec Secession Reference
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