Mr. Speaker, yesterday the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs announced a new strategy for Ottawa as the referendum approaches. He said, and I quote: "There is no doubt that the
Parti Quebecois constitutes a threat to the country. And when there is a threat to the country's unity, you have to spend money to understand and respond to that threat".
My question is directed to the Deputy Prime Minister. Does this sudden change in her government's strategy mean that the federal government is about to do what it did in 1980: spend millions of dollars and thus ignore the limits set by the Quebec referendum act?