Mr. Speaker, the man who came to be known as the father of Bill 101, Camille Laurin, has passed away after a long illness.
Mr. Laurin did much to enrich Quebec politics. With him, people knew what the sovereignist movement was all about.
As a kind of socio-linguistic therapist, his desire was to make not only Quebec but all of Canada aware of our special position in North America. He knew how to make political choices and stick to them, and contributed greatly to enhancing the worth of the French language.
We respectfully salute the accomplishments of Dr. Camille Laurin, and offer our most sincere condolences to his family.