Few Parti Quebecois MNAs are ready to endorse Piere Karl Peladeau's suggestion that flags should be placed at half-mast today to mark the anniversary of the repatriation of the constitution.
In fact, many said they were not aware of their collegue's initiative.
The tycoon-turned-politician published an open letter in two Quebec newspapers, saying flags should be placed at half-mast every April 17th to mark the "catastrophic day" that allowed multiculturalism and challenges against bill 101 to "sap Quebec culture."
With Peladeau reportedly in Europe, many of his fellow caucus members professed to not being aware of his suggestion.
"I haven't seen the story," said Jean-François Lisée.
"I won't comment on things that I haven't had a chance to appreciate," said out-going deputy premier, François Gendron.
PQ MNA Claude Causineau said likewise, though on the idea, he added "I don't see the usefulness of it at the moment."
Out-going minister Stéphane Bergeron said today does mark a sad day. "Is it a reason to put the flag at half-mast? I don't have an opinion on that."
The party's new interim leader Stéphane Bédard was one of the rare caucus members to appear to endorse the idea.
"It reminds Quebecers of something important. There are conditions of a contract that apply to us that we very simply didn't sign. Somtimes we forget and we have to remember."