Mr. Speaker, I would like to ask a question in regard to consultation.
The member is critical of the government for not consulting. The Supreme Court of Canada issued a ruling earlier, and part of that process was that the Province of Quebec gave its view as to what Parliament could do unilaterally and gave its view that Bill C-7 could not proceed without provincial consent.
Now, the member for Winnipeg Centre has put forward a motion that we are debating right now that basically does the same thing, an end run and shutting down the Senate by defunding it. Did this member write or call anyone from the Province of Quebec to consult? Does the member know if the NDP consulted with anyone on this particular motion tonight?
I would like to hear the member answer, yes or no, and outline whether it was a letter or a consultation with the Province of Quebec.