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2017-10-05 15:12 House intervention / intervention en chambre

Committee studies and activities, Opposition motions, Pharmacare, Prescription drugs, Standing Committee on Health

Activités et études des comités, Comité permanent de la santé, Médicaments sur ordonnance

Mr. Speaker, this spring, at the procedure and House affairs committee, there was a fairly large blow-up when a bill arrived in our lap that apparently was related to a study that was under way at that time. I am sure the member from Hamilton remembers that quite well.

The member for Vancouver Kingsway, whose name this motion stands under, has brought forward this motion on the pharmacare program, which in its own right is not a bad thing. However, there is a study under way at the health committee, which has seen 89 witnesses over 20 meetings, to study this very issue. It has not finished that study. It is ongoing.

Therefore, I wonder if the New Democrats have respect for the process here after the biggest part of the blow-up came from that side on that bill, or if they are not really interested in the study actually considering it and just want the credit for the results.

Monsieur le Président, une crise a éclaté au comité de la procédure et des affaires de la Chambre au printemps dernier quand un projet de loi apparemment lié à une étude en cours à ce moment-là nous a été renvoyé. Je suis sûr que le député d'Hamilton s'en souvient très bien.

Le député de Vancouver Kingsway a présenté la motion sur le programme d'assurance-médicaments en son nom. Ce n'est pas une mauvaise chose en soi. Toutefois, il y a déjà une étude en cours au comité sur la santé exactement sur le même sujet; 89 personnes ont témoigné au cours de 20 réunions. L'étude n'est pas terminée. Elle se poursuit.

Les néo-démocrates n'ont-ils donc aucun respect pour le processus parlementaire? Après tout, c'est surtout eux qui avaient été dérangés par le projet de loi. Est-ce que, au fond, ils se fichent que l'étude explore vraiment la question parce qu'ils veulent simplement s'attribuer le mérite des résultats?

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Posted at 15:26 on October 05, 2017

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