Things that make you go, 'Quoi?'
By Allan Woods, Ottawa Bureau
VAUGHAN – Former police chief Julian Fantino, the Conservative incumbent in Vaughan, offered the latest offering to the department of things that make you go, ‘Duh!’
Introducing Tory leader Stephen Harper at an event in his riding Thursday, Fantino shared one of his many irritations with life in the House of Commons. In addition to Liberals and those opposing tougher laws to crack down on crime (also Liberals), one of the things that really gets under Fantion’s skin is the refusal by Bloc Quebecois MPs to gather each Wednesday to sing the national anthem.
“The Bloc are absent consistently, and if the odd one’s in there when the national anthem is struck then they seem to leave,” he told reporters later. “I find that very strange. I don’t know why. Obviously they have their own reasons.”
The Bloc Quebecois was formed in 1991 to advance the cause at the federal level of sovereignist lawmakers in the province. Namely, they want to separate from Canada and form an independent nation.
That would seem a pretty good reason not to sing O’ Canada, non?.