Mr. Speaker, Quebec was ready to change its dates, but that is not the question. The question is whether or not the embassy passed on the message.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister told the House that foreign heads of state did not usually receive provincial premiers. That being the case, how does he explain that Robert Bourassa met with two British Prime Ministers and the German Chancellor?
David Peterson met with the prime ministers of Japan and Italy and the Premier of China. Quebec minister John Ciaccia was received by President Carlos Salinas in Mexico in 1993 and, two weeks ago, Brian Tobin was received by President—