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2016-10-06 11:14 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Altering days and hours of sittings, Committee analysts, Constituencies, Constituency offices, Debate on the Standing Orders and Procedure, Hours of work, House of Commons calendar, House of Commons staff, Members of Parliament, Parliamentary reform,

Analystes de comité, Bureaux de circonscription, Calendrier de la Chambre des communes, Circonscriptions électorales, Conditions et horaires de travail, Débats exploratoires, Députés, Horaires de travail,

Mr. Speaker, if I wanted a shorter work week, I would spend more time in Ottawa, not less. When I come here to Ottawa, we go down to 12 hours a day . That is the life we have here.

My riding is very close to Ottawa, two hours by road. There are many towns in my riding, and if I wanted to spend a day in each of them, it would take me a little more than six weeks to do the grand tour. What is more, there are 45 ridings that are even bigger than mine. In that sense, the film Going to War with Guibord is a pretty accurate description of my riding.

I also want to salute the work of André Barnes, an analyst for the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, or PROC, who has to examine this whole debate and give us the list of all the ideas presented here.

That brings me to another point: whenever any change is made, we must think of the parliamentary assistants and support staff all over the Hill, and the effect that the schedules of parliamentary proceedings have on their families and their work. We cannot forget them.

Monsieur le Président, si je voulais avoir une semaine de travail plus courte, je prendrais plus de temps à Ottawa, pas moins. Quand je viens ici à Ottawa, on descend à douze heures par jour. C'est la vie que nous avons ici.

Mon comté est très proche d'Ottawa, c'est à deux heures de route. Il y a plusieurs villes dans mon comté, et si je voulais passer un jour dans chacune d'elles, cela me prendrait un peu plus de six semaines pour faire le grand tour du comté. En outre, il y a 45 comtés encore plus grands que le mien. Dans ce sens, le film Guibord s'en va-t-en guerre décrit assez précisément mon comté.

Je veux aussi saluer le travail d'André Barnes, analyste pour le Comité permanent de la procédure et des affaires de la Chambre ou PROC, qui doit étudier tout ce débat et nous donner la liste de toutes les idées présentées ici.

Cela m'amène à un autre point: au moment d'apporter n'importe quel changement, il faut penser aux adjoints parlementaires et aux adjoints d'appui partout sur la Colline, et de l'effet des horaires des travaux parlementaires sur leur famille et leur travail. Nous ne pouvons pas les oublier.

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Posted at 15:26 on October 06, 2016

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