Mr. Speaker, as I just said, the threat of secession raises many very serious issues, a huge number of issues, including the aboriginal question, including the statements by my counterpart, Minister Brassard, that he would use the police to keep people within an independent Quebec against their will. These are serious matters.
The first question, the most essential one, is this: Does the PQ government have the right to proclaim itself the government of an independent state, or does it not? We believe it does not. The leader of the Conservatives describes this as a black hole, but we shall see what the court has to say.