Mr. Speaker, adding insult to injury, yesterday the Minister of Canadian Heritage indicated that he was prepared to consider letting Quebec play a role with respect to the electronic highway, a role as important, said the minister, as that of cable companies or municipalities.
In so doing, the minister showed how indifferent he is to Quebec's cultural identity. It should be obvious that the electronic highway would have a decisive impact on Quebec society. It should be obvious that its cultural and educational content is the exclusive jurisdiction of the government of Quebec.
And incidentally, how does the minister account for the lack of representatives from Quebec's cultural community on the advisory council on the electronic highway?
The minister's incompetence and his lack of sensitivity to these issues are another good reason to demand his resignation.