Madam Speaker, in Quebec there is consensus about the separation of church and state. However, that is not the case here.
This week, the House of Commons welcomed Caliph Ahmad. To mark the occasion, some non-Muslim Liberal members wore the veil. Furthermore, there was a call to prayer right here in Centre Block.
While Quebec is debating the secularism of institutions, the House of Commons is morphing into a place of worship.
Have we not clearly established the separation of state and religion?
Once and for all, could we please affirm secularism in institutions, starting with Parliament?