So be it, Mr. Chair. I have a point of order.
You interrupted my question three times when I was in my seven-minute time period, Mr. Chair. Now you have every right to tell me when I'm out of time, and you have every right to tell me that I'm nearing the end of my time. However, with respect, you have no right to try to censor me or cut off my preamble. I can use my seven minutes any way I like. I can speak for seven minutes if I want to. It is not for you to determine the length of any of our preambles or the timing of our question. It's a violation of my privilege as a parliamentarian and as a member of this committee.
With respect, Mr. Chair, we have five minutes, and you can ruthlessly cut us off at five minutes if that's your choice, although I would expect that you be consistent with everybody. But with respect, you cannot interrupt within the body of our time and tell us to ask a question at a certain point because you think the preamble is going on too long.