Canada’s Conservative Party has the largest number of seats in Parliament, so they are the current government. The Bloc Quebecois is one of three opposition parties: it favours sovereignty for Quebec. This is a Canadian Press article, dated March 3, 2009.
OTTAWA — A Bloc Quebecois proposal to recognize Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution as the only scientific explanation for the origin of the human species was rejected by Parliament.
The Bloc’s Pierre Paquette put forward the motion Tuesday in an effort to recognize Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of his seminal work “The Origin of Species.”
He was seeking unanimous consent for the motion.
The greatest number of nay sayers appeared to come from the Conservative bench, while most others answered “yes” to the motion.