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2017-05-01 12:49 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Dilatory motions, Motion to proceed to the Orders of the Day, Parliamentary privilege, Prima facie breach of privilege, Putting the question, Rights of the House as a Collectivity,

Atteinte au privilège de prime abord, Droits collectifs de la Chambre, Mise aux voix, Motions dilatoires, Privilège parlementaire

Mr. Speaker, my colleague talked about the process for bringing electronic petitions, and he recognized that consensus did not exist until the end of the process. I think there is a very important point there. Consensus came at the end, at the very end, at the implementation point rather than at the discussion point. I think that is a very worthwhile point.

He also made the point that the electoral reform committee had consensus, which I think is a totally spurious argument. I do not know in what world a whole lot of members not agreeing and having four supplementary reports constitutes consensus.

I wonder if the member could tell me how he sees consensus being important and how it actually exists in the context he describes, because I do not think it does.

Monsieur le Président, mon collègue a abordé la question du processus de présentation des pétitions électroniques et il a reconnu qu'il n'y a eu consensus à ce sujet qu'à la toute fin. Je crois qu'il faut retenir cet élément, car il est crucial: le consensus est arrivé à la fin, à la toute fin, au moment de la mise en oeuvre plutôt que lors des discussions. Selon moi, c'est un point très important.

Mon collègue a également fait valoir que le comité sur la réforme électorale en était arrivé à un consensus, ce qui est on ne peut plus fallacieux. Je ne sais pas dans quelle dimension le fait qu'un tas de députés soient en désaccord et qu'il y ait quatre rapports supplémentaires constitue un consensus.

Je me demande si le député pourrait m'indiquer pourquoi il considère que l'obtention d'un consensus est importante et s'il pourrait me dire à quel consensus il faisait référence dans la situation qu'il a décrite, car je n'en vois aucun.

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