Mr. Speaker, Canada's Constitution is not cast in bronze. It is not chiselled in granite. It is penned on fragile pulp and has the permanency of our national will.
Canada's Constitution was not taken from foreign lands but crafted by the citizens of our great country.
Our constitutional light shone most brightly when Guy Bertrand exercised its provisions.
Guy Bertrand believed his rights were diminished by a referendum to separate and took his concerns successfully to a Quebec court. The Liberals, embarrassed by this action, finally carried the issue to the supreme court.
Canadians must be thankful that we have such an instrument of privilege as the Constitution and the charter of rights. Canadians also must be thankful that we have citizens of integrity and determination such as Guy Bertrand.