Mr. Speaker, for more than three years it has been evident to Canadians across the country that they have not had a strong and effective voice representing them in the official opposition benches of this House.
Canadians realize that the official opposition is nothing more than a single province party, committed to breaking up and destroying our great country.
It is time for the opposition members in this House to consider a parliamentary coalition of political forces to replace the separatist party from the official opposition benches. To this end, I offer my consent and support to the formation of a political coalition for the purpose of recognition of a group of 51 or more members as the official opposition. I invite my colleagues from the opposition side to join this coalition for the sake of keeping our country together.
Canadians need a strong and effective voice in the official opposition to challenge the Prime Minister and his government on their dismal record.