Fearful Asymmetry

In the House last week, the Bloc twice raised the issue of the government’s rumoured bill to increase representation for BC, Alta, and Ont in the House of Commons. The Bloc demanded to know why the Quebec members of cabinet were not doing more to protect Quebec’s power in the House of Commons; in reply, Steven Fletcher said “This government will ensure that the seat count in the House of Commons is protected for Quebec.” He also said, “I think all federalists in this House can stand up and agree to strong representation for Quebec in the House of Commons.”