The Chair was not aware of that. The fact is we are not supposed to mention the fact that members are not in the House. It therefore seems to be doing no violence to anybody to ask a colleague to be a seconder.
It seems that is not acceptable.
I have the blues from this morning, thanks to our most efficient table. The member for Fraser Valley East said we had an unfortunate situation with a very ill member who is not able to attend the House today for the debate. He wondered if there would be unanimous consent of the House for the motions presented in the name of the member for Edmonton-Strathcona to be tabled by the member for Kootenay East, the Reform critic in the area and leading the debate for that party. He then asked if there would be unanimous consent for those motions to have been deemed moved and seconded.
I gather there was unanimous consent.
The fact is the deemed mover is here.