Mr. Speaker, I wish to raise a point of order regarding the use of services provided to help members fulfil their parliamentary duties.
The facts are as follows: yesterday, a House of Commons envelope bearing the mention "for the member's eyes only" was put in my postal box. It contained the position of the Ligue catholique des droits de l'homme on Bill C-33.
There was no mention of the source of the documents and no covering letter. In other words, the documents were sent anonymously.
It seems to me that such use of the House's postal services is not compatible with the rules.
Members certainly have the right to send mail to their peers, so as to make their ideas known regarding the issues reviewed by the House. However, they should use their post-free privilege or, at least, identify themselves when they send documents.
But to send mail anonymously, through the House's postal services, for the benefit of the Ligue catholique des droits de l'homme is to lobby for this organization. This clearly violates the rules governing the House's postal services, since these services are being used for purposes other than those for which they are intended.
How do we explain the fact that the House staff deemed appropriate to put an anonymous envelope in a postal box?
I ask the Chair to refer the issue to the Board of internal economy, so that it can investigate the matter and shed light on this rather serious incident.