Mr. Speaker, yesterday the hon. member for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine said that President Roosevelt was in favour of assimilating French Canadians. On this basis, the hon. member urged our leader to denounce the monument in Quebec, which, in her mind, is unfair to Liberal Prime Minister Mackenzie King.
However, an excerpt of Mackenzie King's personal diary published in the March 1, 1997, issue of L'Actualité , stated that Hitler and Mussolini really tried to make various benefits available to the grassroots and that Hitler could be seen as one of the saviours of the world.
If we follow the logic of the hon. member for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine, every work perpetuating King's memory in Canada, including the words written on the monument which is the cause of such humiliation for the Liberals, should be denounced.
The Liberals, who are facing embarrassment over the hepatitis C issue, are stirring up trouble to distract the public from their lack of compassion. Their pettiness is a disgrace to Quebeckers, who take pride in their history.