House of Commons Hansard #12 of the 40th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was leader.

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The Conservative Government
Oral Questions

2:40 p.m.

Bloc

Gilles Duceppe Laurier—Sainte-Marie, QC

Mr. Speaker, what is true is that the economic statement reduced the amount going to Quebec from $1 billion to $450 million.

I would like to ask the Minister of International Trade whether he recalls saying on July 29, 2000, that he was not opposed to a coalition with the Quebec separatist party, after the election, in order to ensure that the Conservatives' ideas could be advanced. This was a statement he made to journalists, some—

The Conservative Government
Oral Questions

2:40 p.m.

Some hon. members

Oh, oh!

The Conservative Government
Oral Questions

2:40 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Order, please. The hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs.

The Conservative Government
Oral Questions

2:40 p.m.

Pontiac
Québec

Conservative

Lawrence Cannon Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Speaker, if I have properly understood the response by the leader of the Bloc, he has just denied what the leader of the Parti québécois has said about obtaining $1 billion. Everyone knows about this.

Will theLeader of the Opposition and the leader of the Bloc Québécois tell us today precisely and exactly what the agreement contains, giving us the whole truth, and concealing nothing?

Because we, on the Conservative side, we Quebec Conservatives, want to know whether he has or has not defended the interests of Quebec.

The Conservative Government
Oral Questions

2:40 p.m.

Bloc

Gilles Duceppe Laurier—Sainte-Marie, QC

Mr. Speaker, the question is for me—

The Conservative Government
Oral Questions

2:40 p.m.

Some hon. members

Oh, oh!

The Conservative Government
Oral Questions

2:40 p.m.

Bloc

Gilles Duceppe Laurier—Sainte-Marie, QC

If they could stop yelling.

The Conservative Government
Oral Questions

2:40 p.m.

Some hon. members

Oh, oh!

The Conservative Government
Oral Questions

2:45 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Order, please. The hon. member for Laurier—Sainte-Marie has the floor, and we need some order in the House so that we can hear him.

Order, please.

The Conservative Government
Oral Questions

2:45 p.m.

Bloc

Gilles Duceppe Laurier—Sainte-Marie, QC

Mr. Speaker, he has asked me some questions, so I will answer them. He is practising asking questions for when he finds himself on this side.

The Conservative Government
Oral Questions

2:45 p.m.

Some hon. members

Oh, oh!

The Conservative Government
Oral Questions

2:45 p.m.

Bloc

Gilles Duceppe Laurier—Sainte-Marie, QC

Everything is out in the open. We conveyed what the three parties in Quebec's National Assembly were asking for. But I want to get back to the July 2000 article in which the Minister of International Trade said that he was holding talks with Parti québécois officials and their supporters about alliances that could be established with the “evil separatists” in the upcoming election.

The Conservative Government
Oral Questions

2:45 p.m.

Okanagan—Coquihalla
B.C.

Conservative

Stockwell Day Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway

Mr. Speaker, maybe after question period, outside the House, the member will be able to tell us all whether he and I ever talked about a coalition. The answer is: we never did.

He can give us an answer after question period. Perhaps it a dream for him, but it would have been a nightmare for Canadians and for me.

The Prime Minister
Oral Questions

December 3rd, 2008 / 2:45 p.m.

Liberal

Ken Dryden York Centre, ON

Mr. Speaker, it is the Prime Minister who sets the tone of the House. Respect gets respect and disrespect breeds disrespect.

The Prime Minister now fights to stay on to win a battle that never need have been fought in the first place to preside over a Parliament whose dynamics, whose very relationships he has poisoned and destroyed.

Too late, he has broken it. How could this Parliament work with the Prime Minister?

The Prime Minister
Oral Questions

2:45 p.m.

Nepean—Carleton
Ontario

Conservative

Pierre Poilievre Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister and to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs

Mr. Speaker, on this side of the House, we are still playing for the Canadians.

I will list who the opposition members are playing for? They are playing for Jacques Parizeau, the former premier of Quebec. An Ottawa Citizen article states that former Premier Jacques Parizeau applauded, without reservation, the Bloc Québécois leader's recent impressive victory in forming a coalition in Ottawa.

Whose side are they on? Will they stand up for Canada or will they stand for the separatist contract?