Mr. Speaker, arrogance is increasingly becoming the trademark of the Prime Minister and his government.
After weakening health care and education systems throughout Canada by slashing provincial transfer payments, and ignoring the legitimate requests from the premiers, after invading provincial jurisdictions and adding to waste and duplication with its $95 billion surplus, after using discretionary job creation funds to reward its cronies, all the while denying doing any such thing, and laughing off opposition and public concerns, now, with Bill C-20, the Liberal government is claiming the virtue of clarity and the right to be sole arbiter of the future of the Quebec people.
The common thread in all this is arrogance. But so full of arrogance is this government of clarity that the future it offers Quebecers is sombre indeed.
Arrogance reigns supreme. I salute the master of arrogance.