Mr. Speaker, on a point of order, before we go to question period, I want to make a point to all of my colleagues.
BlackBerries have to be switched off on airplanes because their transmission interferes with the electronics of an airplane. The same thing is true here. If the BlackBerries are active when they are next to the microphones, the microphones pick it up. It is most annoying and it is broadcast right across the country.
I wish members would turn the things to “no transmit” when they are here, just as they do when they are on airplanes.