I do take the hon. member's intervention seriously.
My name is associated and therefore the House's name is associated with this publication. That is the reason I permitted the extra information to come on to the record. I will review everything that has been said and, if necessary, I will get back to the House with a decision on this matter.
Also I would like to take a few minutes of the time of the House. In reviewing the blues yesterday and in fairness to all members I want to make a couple of points clear with regard to unparliamentary language.
Something may be unparliamentary in our language today and it may be parliamentary tomorrow. All that to say that no one word in and of itself is always unparliamentary. It is rather the context in which the word is used, the tone in which the word or words are delivered and if there is disorder in the House.
If any one of these things occurs, it is incumbent upon the Chair to interpret what is going on in the House. To say that your Speaker is going to at all times make decisions that are acceptable to all members of Parliament would be hoping for the impossible.
The Chair should have the latitude and will take the latitude to ensure that if a word is used in its tone, in its meaning, in perhaps the disorder it causes in the House then the Chair will intervene at that point. He or she may rule a word unparliamentary.
I want it clear to all members of the House that even the word liar is not always unparliamentary. It will depend in the context in which it is used. However, if one member calls another
member a liar, that is clearly unparliamentary, and I wanted that to be understood.
To the interveners yesterday, the hon. member from Winnipeg who rose to make the point, the hon. member for Kingston and the Islands who made an intervention and the hon. member for Kindersley-Lloydminister who all contributed to the discussion on a point of order, I have taken all your suggestions into account. I want you to have a general feeling of what the Chair and the person in the chair will be looking for when it comes to unparliamentary language.
I hope that this is acceptable to the House and that it will give general directions with regard to the words we are to use in our debates and also in question period. I thank you for your indulgence.