House of Commons Hansard #44 of the 39th Parliament, 1st Session. (The original version is on Parliament's site.) The word of the day was amendments.

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3:05 p.m.

NDP

Pat Martin Winnipeg Centre, MB

Mr. Speaker, I was going to rise on a similar point of order to speak to the comments made by the member for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine. I believe that in the context of her question she made a very uncomplimentary and even unparliamentary comment about me. I take it as a class issue. She is an academic and a lawyer and I am a blue collar worker and a carpenter. She was trying to imply that being a busboy is somehow a derogatory remark. I take it as an insult and I think she should apologize to me.

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Is the hon. member for Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord rising on a different point of order?

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Bloc

Michel Guimond Montmorency—Charlevoix—Haute-Côte-Nord, QC

I am rising on the same point of order, Mr. Speaker.

As I see it, the member for Winnipeg Centre was asked not to create a diversion and, as a responsible parliamentarian, to apologize for giving the finger.

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

The hon. member for Winnipeg Centre can no doubt explain what happened.

The Speaker did not see anything happen at that moment. If the hon. member could perhaps indicate what the problem was and maybe the appropriate words could be said. We will hear from the hon. member for Winnipeg Centre.

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NDP

Pat Martin Winnipeg Centre, MB

Mr. Speaker, in the interest of trying to get the attention of my colleague from Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine, I did in fact raise my finger and perhaps that was misinterpreted by my Bloc colleagues as an insult. If they saw it that way, I certainly apologize.

My colleague from Notre Dame knows I have great respect for her and I would never use an obscene gesture in the House.

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Liberal

Marlene Jennings Notre-Dame-de-Grâce—Lachine, QC

Mr. Speaker, if I am not mistaken, the member for Winnipeg Centre rose on a point of order before addressing his apology, which I accept, for the vulgar and distasteful gesture. I would like, however, to address the point of order that the member for Winnipeg Centre raised about my reference to him in the question that I asked of the Prime Minister.

In the question that I asked of the Prime Minister, I did state that the member for Winnipeg Centre had shown himself to be an excellent busboy. I do not believe that to be insulting for the Conservatives.

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Some hon. members

Oh, oh!

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Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Order, please. The hon. member for Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca has a question of privilege.

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Liberal

Keith Martin Esquimalt—Juan de Fuca, BC

Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege that arises out of question period and the comments made by the Minister of National Defence, who said during his response to my question that I did not support our troops. In my riding, which has a Canadian Forces base, this is exceedingly important. The defence minister--

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Oh, oh!

The House resumed from June 15 consideration of the motion and of the amendment.

Opposition Motion--Seniors
Business of Supply
Government Orders

3:05 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

Order, please. It being 3:10 p.m., pursuant to order made Thursday, June 15, the House will now proceed to the taking of the deferred recorded divisions relating to the business of supply. The question is on the amendment.

Call in the members.

(The House divided on the amendment, which was agreed to on the following division:)

Vote #20

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3:20 p.m.

Liberal

The Speaker Peter Milliken

I declare the amendment carried.

The next question is on the main motion, as amended.

The hon. chief government whip.

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3:20 p.m.

Conservative

Jay Hill Prince George—Peace River, BC

Mr. Speaker, there has been some consultation between all four parties and I think if you were to seek it, you would find unanimous consent to apply the results of the vote on the previous motion to the motion presently before the House.