OTTAWA (CP) - Stephen Harper set off a political uproar Monday when he appeared to blame Quebec separatists for the pending legalization of gay marriage....Oh hell, don't give him any more bright ideas, Gilles!
The comments were swiftly rebuked and ridiculed by rivals of all political stripes.
"We're elected," said Bloc Leader Gilles Duceppe. "Our mandate is every bit as legitimate as any member who sits in this chamber.
"That's what they call democracy."
The Conservatives could help end the Bloc's influence by supporting Quebec independence, Duceppe said.
Monday, June 27, 2005
In response to Harper's "Separatists are Gay" comment, this CP story: