Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order under Standing Order 18 to bring to the attention of the House a very serious matter with respect to statements made by the hon. member for Carleton-Gloucester both in and outside the Chamber.
Standing Order 18 states in part that no member shall use offensive words against either House or any member thereof.
I refer to Hansard of Monday, April 18, 1994, page 3175:
The Reform Party proposes a form of ethnic cleansing.
Also, in response to a question I had asked the hon. member, I refer to page 3176 of Hansard :
I think you are a bunch of bigots.
The hon. member later withdrew this but only after the Deputy Speaker insisted.
Also, in response to my colleague, the hon. member for Nanaimo-Cowichan, the hon. member for Carleton-Gloucester stated: "The Reform member should not have worn a dark suit to address the House today but rather a white sheet". Erskine May 21st edition of parliamentary practice also states that insulting language of a nature likely to create disorder is unparliamentary.
The only reason that these remarks did not create disorder which has been seen so often in the House is that the Reform Party has too much respect for Parliament and for the Canadians who elected us. However, the words spoken by the member for Carleton-Gloucester are offensive in the extreme. This type of language has no place in the parliamentary forum or anywhere else.
I would also like to draw to the attention of the House that today outside the House the member for Carleton-Gloucester once again-