What do you think of the proposal to redistribute seats in the House of Commons? Should Quebec gain more seats?
jack and gilles seem to be of one mind. It seems jack wants more seats in the house for Quebec! Quebec is already overrepresented in the House. jack also wants to extend bill 101 to fedral institutions. jack doesn't recognize the clarity act. At what cost the orange wave. I wonder what dipper supporters outside of Quebec are saying. I bet they didn't count on voting for the new orange version of the bloq. Even the cbc poll opposes ore seats for Quebec. Whatever happented to representation by population. A reformed senate is the solution to Quebec's wories, but jack and the bloq oppose that as well. I doubt even the grits would give in to these demands. the dippers are not a federalist party!
Opposition Leader Jack Layton says he believes Prime Minister Stephen Harper is prepared to find common ground with the NDP and give Quebec more seats in the House of Commons.
The Conservatives proposed in April that Canada's three fastest-growing provinces should get more seats in the House of Commons by 2014, with Ontario gaining 18 seats, British Columbia gaining seven and Alberta five.
Under the proposed legislation, all other provinces, whose populations are not growing as quickly, would be guaranteed to keep the number of seats they have. Quebec currently holds 75 out of 308 seats, 24.4 per cent of seats, despite having 23.2 per cent of Canada's population.
Some Quebec politicians insist the province won't accept anything less than its current number of seats.