Mr. Speaker, over the weekend, countless people went to the Quebec National Assembly to pay their respects to Robert Bourassa.
He devoted his whole life to politics in Quebec and Canada and deserves a place in the history of our country. He was an open, accessible premier, a ardent proponent of consensus and consultation. More than anybody else, he made entrepreneurship flourish in Quebec and provided his province with a solid economic base. He
saw big and far and his vision of a modern and dynamic Quebec has since become a model to be followed.
In respectful silence, the Canadian people are now paying homage to this great man, who played such an important role in the history of Quebec and Canada.