Mr. Speaker, yes. With regard to the point of order raised by the opposition House leader, I find it highly unusual that he raised it at this time. I do not know why he offered to do so before we even started entertaining the throne speech, as he will have ample opportunity to speak to this later.
However, in brief, I would say that the motion that has been put before the House, proposed on the Order Paper as government Motion No. 2, represents a balanced approach to restore the business of the House to exactly what it was back in June. That included the ability to return government bills to the House to be entertained, but also to restore the mandate of every committee, whether that was a mandate that was established by the opposition or proposed by the opposition or otherwise. In fact, everyone's business is preserved.
It is a balanced and fair approach so that no one on any side of the House, including the independents, who has an interest is prejudiced by the fact that we have prorogued. That is the simple purpose of the motion. It is balanced, it is fair, and what is more, it is entirely consistent with the past practice of the House. I expect I will return to this more fully when we are closer to actually debating the motion rather than today.