Mr. Speaker, regarding the issue of referendums, it is obvious that the Reform Party will tell us “Since you want a referendum in Quebec, why do you not want one for British Columbia?”
I would ask the hon. member to take a look at the wording of his own motion, which basically asks the federal government to impose a referendum on British Columbia. As Quebecers, we do not want anything imposed on us.
We do not want to have the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs impose a referendum, impose a percentage to make it a success and impose a question. We believe in the self-determination of peoples, and if Quebecers qualify as a people, they are entitled to hold their own referendum, without Ottawa's intrusion.
That is Bloc Quebecois position.