"Basically the Quebecois are the original Canadians who landed here 400 years ago in Quebec City and founded Quebec City."
Then, at the five minute mark:
"If we go and speak to the person in the street who is in Shawville Quebec, and you ask him if he's a Quebecois and a Canadian, he'll say yes, I may be a Quebecois, but I'm also a Quebecker, I am a Canadian, and he knows formally where he's come from and where a strong majority of Quebeckers have come from. They've immigrated from France."
So, at least in the eyes of Lawrence Cannon, the motion Harper has proposed is to recognize that the pur laine form a nation within Canada. Ahh...ethnic nationalism...
I'd also like to draw attention to Warren's petition and encourage everyone to sign:
UPDATE: Andrew Coyne outlines some of the confusion about the wording in the resolution.