Mr. Speaker, I have a question for the parliamentary secretary. As occurs from time to time, we happen to be voting the same way on the motion, but I do not understand one thing. He repeatedly said how important it was to move this through quickly. Yet it was my perception that he talked at great length, almost, one could say, ad nauseam, and also provoked many interventions.
If it is so important to proceed expeditiously, why did the parliamentary secretary elect to speak at such great length, thereby prolonging this agony?