It is a long held tradition, cited many times in Beauchesne's and other references, that when we as members of Parliament speak of others in high office, particularly when they are not in a position to defend themselves, we exercise extreme caution in doing so.
This is not a ruling I am making. This is a longstanding tradition in our Parliament that we be cautious when we attack individuals or groups, particularly in the judiciary, and those who are unable to come in here and have the same right of free expression as we enjoy with impunity here. I make that as a point of interest to all hon. members.