Mr. Speaker, I have not been a member of the House for one year yet and, now more than ever, I am ashamed of the federal government, ashamed of the image it is projecting abroad.
I am ashamed of this government, which signed the Kyoto protocol in 1998 without having, even now, an effective plan for its implementation.
I am ashamed of this government, which is abandoning our textile companies, to the point where they are deserting Quebec and Canada.
I am ashamed of this government, which is trying to reinvest in the armed forces and security by purchasing old and dangerous submarines.
I am ashamed of this government, which is unable to ensure the unconditional transfer of funds to the day care program in Quebec.
This afternoon, the Minister of Finance will table his budget. Will it contain anything for the traditional demands of Quebec?
More than ever, I want Quebec to have its own voice at the table of nations.
More than ever, I am proud to be a Quebecker and proud to be a sovereignist.