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With the final intervention of QP yesterday, the Bloc’s Andre Bellevance rose and ventured that the province of Quebec had rejected the government’s approach to crime policy. Justice Minister Rob Nicholson was typically unimpressed.

Mr. Speaker, the bill targets those who are involved with organized crime, the people who traffic in drugs, the people who bring drugs into this country, and the people who sexually exploit children. Canadians have not rejected that, but I know Quebec rejected the Bloc. We know that for sure.

In fairness to Mr. Nicholson, he has repeatedly clarified that he does not operate on the basis of statistics. That said…

Total number of votes received by the Bloc Quebecois in the province of Quebec: 891,425
Total number of votes received by the Conservative party in the province of Quebec: 627,961