I do not agree with the hon. member that it is the prerogative of just anyone in the House to call for a vote. However, five members of this House must rise, and five had not risen when I put the question. I am sure that, while I was saying “I declare the motion carried”, other members arrived, but it was too late. The decision has been made and that is the end of that.
In the House of Commons on June 7th, 2000. See this statement in context.