Mr. Speaker, this sudden interest in Montreal shown by the Bloc Quebecois yesterday is surprising and even suspicious. It was not until our Prime Minister took the initiative and invited the Quebec government to collaborate on the development of Montreal that the Bloc Quebecois realized that action was urgently needed.
Bloc members whose sole objective is to separate Quebec from Canada suddenly realized they were interested in Montreal. Yesterday they claimed not enough was being done for Montreal.
The Bloc Quebecois and its separatist platform have probably done more harm to the economy of Montreal than all other factors combined. They should stop complaining and stop talking about separation. That would be the best thing that could happen to Montreal.