Mr. Speaker, pursuant to Standing Order 52 of the House of Commons, I wish to request that an emergency debate be held regarding the social, economic and human consequences of the war being waged by some biker gangs in Quebec.
The Bloc Quebecois represents the majority of Quebecers in the House of Commons, and the biker gang war recently moved from Montreal to the Quebec City region where, in the past year, some 80 criminal incidents have taken place.
The Quebec government took action by setting up an operational co-ordination group, as well as a regional intervention group against organized crime, known as the GRICO unit. The provincial government earmarked $1.5 million for Operation GRICO. In spite of all the efforts made by the public and the government, people are absolutely helpless against what is happening.
We in the Bloc Quebecois listened to our party's grassroots during our national convention and passed an urgent motion in that regard. We must not forget the recent rally in Saint-Nicolas and last weekend's bomb.
Mr. Speaker, I would therefore ask that you consider favourably our request for an emergency debate.