Mr. Speaker, this not the first time we have heard doublespeak from the Liberal government.
The government claims to be open and transparent. It says that it wants to do things differently. We have been invited to join the conversation several times. The Leader of the Government in the House of Commons often invites us to have a conversation about the changes to the rules and procedures of the House.
However, we understand that, for the government, having a conversation really means dictating a new way of doing things. It will go ahead and do what it wants, regardless of whether the other members of the House agree with it.
Our justice critic presented a unique opportunity to do things differently in order to expedite the implementation of all the amendments intended to help victims of sexual assault.
I think it was an entirely appropriate and gentle way of changing and improving how the House operates. It could have had a positive impact on real people, the victims. Unfortunately, the Liberals' doublespeak does not hold up and things did not work out.