Mr. Speaker, yesterday, the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs compared the repayment of Quebec for the referendum costs to a fixed wrestling match. Defending Quebec taxpayers' interests is not a game. If there is a wrestling match, as claimed by the minister, it is because he himself tried to act like a bully.
It is not the first time that the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs makes a blunder. After the disgraceful episode related to the telephone conversation between Mr. Chrétien and Mr. Parizeau, and the referendum episode, during which he arrogantly claimed that the federal owed nothing to Quebec, he now persists in demanding that Mr. Parizeau, and no one else, be Quebec's representative on the so-called Team Canada going to Asia.