Mr. Speaker, the government promised to reimburse Quebec for the expenses incurred in the referendum on the Charlottetown Accord. On Tuesday, the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs said that his government was not bound by this commitment and that Ottawa would therefore not reimburse Quebec. I remind you that the commitment in question was entered into by one first minister with another.
I put my question to the Prime Minister. What is the commitment of a Prime Minister of Canada to the Premier of Quebec worth if his successor can go back on it so shamelessly and with such impunity?