Where have you gone Gilles Duceppe? - Macleans.ca

Where have you gone Gilles Duceppe?


After a dust-up the day before over his failure to meet with a particular community group, Conservative MP Jacques Gourde rose before QP yesterday to complain that NDP MPs weren’t speaking enough French for his liking.

The orange wave is causing French to disappear from this House, and it is an insult to our identity as Quebeckers to see all the NDP MPs from Quebec debate and ask half their questions in English.

Apparently he misses the Bloc Quebecois.

“When the Bloc Quebecois was there, they asked all their questions in French and it brought a certain proportion of French in the House of Commons,” Gourde said.


Where have you gone Gilles Duceppe?

  1. Please tell me he didn’t really present that complaint IN ENGLISH.


    • From Hansard, it would appear that he said this in English. Preuve que le ridicule ne tue pas.