Mr. Speaker, an article by Chantal Hébert in the Hill Timesand in the Toronto Star earlier this month was quite insightful as to the lack of judgment on the part of Conservative Quebeckers in the matter of the re-enactment of the battle of the Plains of Abraham.
The article focused on the fact that common sense would dictate that sensitive founding myths be handled with care, and described the Quebec Conservative caucus's failure to do as insensitive.
What is even more interesting is that the same article acknowledged the talent of the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs for throwing oil on the fire she is vainly attempting to extinguish. In addition to citing the recent case of the re-enactment of the battle of the Plains of Abraham, the article also refers to the cuts to culture that were so badly managed by the minister that she was given another portfolio.
Ms. Hébert's conclusion: it is a fiasco she and her Quebec colleagues seem destined to re-enact in the next election.