Mr. Speaker, on a point of order.
Faced with the insensitivity and arrogance of this government, which is preparing to table a third gag order on the infamous Bill C-20 that will deny Quebecers their fundamental democratic rights, I have no choice but to appeal to the openmindedness of this House and ask it to permit me to table a document that will surely enlighten it in this dark period of Canadian history.
It is an article from the paper the Le Nouvelliste dated February 22, 2000 and entitled “The FTQ and the CSN Oppose Bill C-20”.
With your permission, I will read a short passage, just to show our colleagues how closed-minded they are, at present.
The article reads:
The powerful in Quebec society rose up against the federal bill on the referendum conditions as the Liberals tried once again to limit debate on the matter.
The Liberals had already obliged the committee examining the bill to sit from morning to night several days a week. Yesterday, in a marathon session, they tried to pass a motion to put an end to the deliberations of the committee as of midnight Thursday, after seven days of hearings, denying—