Mr. Speaker, last Friday, five members of the Bloc Quebecois' commission of cultural communities resigned to denounce the fact that they were being manipulated by Bloc officials.
With their resignation, the cultural communities representatives wanted to show that they would not have a real role to play in an independent Quebec.
The few reactions from Bloc spokespersons following these resignations clearly show the deep malaise which exists between the Bloc and the cultural communities.
This is one more example of the failure of the Bloc as well as the PQ to sell their separatist option to Quebec's cultural communities. These Quebecers have seen through the PQ's fearmongering and desperate tactics.
Quebec's cultural communities deserve respect; they do not want to be ignored. Quebec's future will not be decided without their input, in spite of what the Bloc and the PQ may think.