Mr. Speaker, I invite the hon. member to sit down and quietly reread the bill. The national assembly can ask what it wants. There is even a whereas clause on that.
It can ask what it wants, but it cannot compel the House of Commons to negotiate on secession. The House of Commons has a responsibility to establish that there is a clear wish for secession, which would lead to the Government of Canada negotiating the sad event which the breakup of our country would represent.