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2016-11-18 11:03 House intervention / intervention en chambre

House of Commons staff, Statements by Members,

Déclarations de députés, Personnel de la Chambre des communes,

Mr. Speaker, I would like to acknowledge the work of the people who keep this institution running. Without them, we would not be able to do our work as parliamentarians.

Their work sometimes goes unnoticed. They pick up the trash, do housekeeping, move our furniture, get rooms ready, deliver and manage our mail. The Parliamentary Protective Service and the House of Commons Corporate Security Office protect us. We have pages, guides, analysts, clerks, the Hansard team, translators, interpreters, the maintenance team, carpenters, and financial services and materials management people. We have locksmiths, photographers and multimedia services, drivers, caterers, and food service staff, and probably many other members of teams we are not even aware of. I take my hat off to our many assistants here and in our ridings.

There are 338 MPs and 105 senators, but more than 4,000 people work here. Without them, Parliament would simply cease to operate.

Mr. Speaker, I thank you and your team.

Monsieur le Président, je tiens à souligner le travail des gens qui font fonctionner cette institution, et sans lesquels nous ne serions pas en mesure de siéger comme parlementaires.

Ces travailleurs oeuvrent parfois dans l'ombre. Ils ramassent les déchets, font le ménage, déplacent nos meubles, préparent les salles, et ils livrent et gèrent notre courrier. Le Service de protection parlementaire et le Bureau de la sécurité institutionnelle de la Chambre des communes nous protègent. Il y a les pages, les guides, les analystes, les greffiers, l'équipe du hansard, les traducteurs, les interprètes, l'équipe d'entretien, les menuisiers et les agents des services des finances et de gestion des matériaux. Il y a aussi les serruriers, les photographes et les services multimédias, les chauffeurs, les traiteurs et les services alimentaires et sans doute plusieurs autres membres d'équipes que nous ne connaissons même pas. Je lève mon chapeau à chacun de nos nombreux adjoints, ici et dans nos circonscriptions.

Nous ne sommes que 338 députés et 105 sénateurs, et plus de 4 000 personnes travaillent ici. Sans elles, le Parlement ne pourrait tout simplement pas fonctionner.

Monsieur le Président, je vous remercie, vous et votre équipe.

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