If de Gaulle were speaking today

Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition reacts:

Today’s statement by the President of France is a stinging indictment of Prime Minister Pearson’s provocative refusal to engage with France on the question of Quebec’s liberation.

His petulant insistence on the unity of Canada could surely have been predicted to offend President de Gaulle.

It is clear we have much work to do to repair relations.

Etc etc.

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