Mr. Speaker, Liberal Senator Baker has said that his sovereignist party, the Bloc Newfoundland, would win seven seats in the House of Commons and would eliminate Liberal representation in that province.
The Liberal leader says that kicking him out of caucus would be ridiculous. Liberal Senator Baker believes that he could lead an effective sovereignist party.
While Liberal Senator Baker aspires to become Newfoundland's Lucien Bouchard, the Liberal leader is standing back and refusing to sanction him, even though behind the scenes the senator is being asked to lie low, as he has done for the past three decades.
The only option for the Liberal Party, if they want to remain a national unity party, is to get rid of Senator Baker. If not, his leader should resign and give his job to someone who will defend Canada.