Mrs. Lise Bourgault (Argenteuil-Papineau):
Mr. Speaker, since the Oka crisis in the summer of 1990, we
have found out a great deal. It seems that the real reason behind the raising of the barricades in Oka and at the Mercier Bridge was to allow the Warrior Society to take control. There is evidence to prove that, Mr. Speaker, because since those events, Quebec Provincial Police has been unable to proceed with arrests of Mohawks guilty of criminal offences-more than 400 warrants have been issued by the courts-because they are protected by the bands.
The RCMP tells us that cigarette smuggling operations by the Mohawks are costing the government more than $350 million in taxes and that members of the RCMP were attacked by Mohawks on the weekend just because they were doing their job.
We are told that Hydro-Quebec for instance, cannot cut off power to the Mohawks as it does in the case of white people who don't pay their hydro bills, because of fear of attacks and retaliation. Today we are told by the Canadian Security Intelligence Service that the Mohawk Warrior Society maintains contacts with extremist groups and is extending its influence in Quebec and Ontario.
It is time governments tooks a firm line and cleaned up these autocratic Mohawk societies. We cannot have a double standard in this country. The security and integrity of our justice system must prevail.
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic: ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE