Mr. Hart, seconded by Mr. Frazer, moves:
Whereas the Member for Charlesbourg, acting as the defence critic for the Bloc quebecois and supported by the then Leader of Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition, released a communiqué on the letterhead of the Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition on October 26, 1995, before the referendum in Quebec, inviting all francophone members of the Canadian Armed Forces to join the Quebec military in the event of a "yes" vote supporting separation from Canada;
That in the opinion of this House, this action by the Honourable Member for Charlesbourg, and the then Leader of the Official Opposition should be viewed as seditious and offensive to this House and constitutes a contempt of Parliament; and consequently, the House refer the matter to the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs for examination;
Mr. Zed, seconded by Mr. Boudria, moved:
That, the motion be amended by deleting everything before the word "That" and be deleting all the words after the word "That" and by substituting for those words the following:
Shall I dispense?