House of Commons Hansard #18 of the 37th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was turkey.

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5:10 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

The hon. member for Saint John, do you want to repeat what you have just said please?

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Progressive Conservative

Elsie Wayne Saint John, NB

Do I want to repeat?

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5:15 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

Yes.

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Progressive Conservative

Elsie Wayne Saint John, NB

No.

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5:15 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

What you just said because I did not hear you.

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Progressive Conservative

Elsie Wayne Saint John, NB

Mr. Speaker, I asked the member if she was high because she was screaming and hollering at me because of my comments, and you did not hear her comments either. There was a debate between the two of us, which I do not think anyone likes.

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5:15 p.m.

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

It is apples and oranges.

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Liberal

Paddy Torsney Burlington, ON

She said, “Are you high?” That is illegal.

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

That is the question I am asking the hon. member for Saint John again. Have you accused the hon. member for Burlington of being high?

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Progressive Conservative

Elsie Wayne Saint John, NB

I asked the question. I did not say she was. I asked the question, Mr. Speaker, because of the things she was saying to me.

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Bloc

Richard Marceau Charlesbourg—Jacques-Cartier, QC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order.

When I applauded the hon. member for Burlington at the end of her speech, the hon. member for St. John turned to me and said, “So you're high too?”

I find it totally inappropriate for the hon. member for St. John to say something like that to those among her colleagues who do not share her opinions. I think the hon. member should at least apologize to the hon. member for Burlington and myself. To accuse members of Parliament of being under the influence of illicit drugs when we are debating such a serious issue is totally inappropriate.

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

The Chair is in a delicate position, because it will probably be impossible to check the blues to find out what exactly the hon. member for St. John said.

Since it would be extremely difficult to agree on such a thing, if both members are agreeable, we will proceed with the recorded division.

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Liberal

Paddy Torsney Burlington, ON

Mr. Speaker, I would ask that you review the blues and revisit this matter. In fact, when the member for Saint John stood up she said, “I did say are you high?”, she has admitted that she is accusing the member opposite and myself of being intoxicated or being under the influence of illegal substances.

I want to declare right here that I am not and do not use marijuana. I think she should be asked to apologize.

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The Acting Speaker (Mr. Bélair)

The hon. member for Saint John has just left the chamber, which does not help things at all. However, I said a while ago that it would be very difficult to verify the blues. I do not know if the gentleman in the aisle has picked up anything that the hon. member for Saint John has said. We will look at it a bit further. The case will be dealt with as soon as possible.

The House resumed consideration of the motion.