Mr. Speaker, I will be very brief. I will quote from Erskine May, which describes contempt. It reads:
Any act or omission which obstructs or impedes either House of Parliament in the performance of its functions, or which obstructs or impedes any Member or officer of such House in the discharge of his duty, or which has a tendency, directly or indirectly, to produce such results may be treated as contempt, even though there is no precedent for the offence.
Beauchesne's sixth edition, page 27, citation 97 states—