Mr. Speaker, this goes back to the estimates process. There are some that are what we would call “statutory”, which means that they have already received Parliament's consent and will automatically be funded, and then there is discretionary. Tonight we are going to be voting on the discretionary aspects.
Going back to my speech, I support the government's request for supply. However, the New Democrats have chosen to debate a particular area of funding that falls under the discretionary items. I do not believe that their motion is either serious or productive, so I will not be supporting their call to not fund the Senate.