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'If I become prime minister, what would you like to see in my program to ensure that you'll support me and that I have a majority?'

Gilles Duceppe spills some of who said what to who when the Conservatives, NDP and Bloc Quebecois were looking to topple Paul Martin’s government in 2004.

“In 2004, Mr. Harper met me and (NDP Leader) Jack Layton at the Delta Hotel in Montreal to discuss a number of things,” said Duceppe in an interview with the French-language LCN television news network. “It was Mr. Harper who did this with those he called the `evil socialists’ and the `evil separatists.’ Today he’s blaming others of supposedly doing this, which isn’t the case…

“He came to my office (as opposition leader) saying, `If I become prime minister, what would you like to see in my program to ensure that you’ll support me and that I have a majority?”‘ Duceppe said.