Madam Speaker, the government has had a great deal of discussion in terms of where we should be going in regards to ensuring there is a high sense of accountability. That has been a high priority for the Prime Minister from day one.
When we talk about the importance of this institution, we have to recognize the institution, do the right thing, and at the same time respect what the health experts are saying. I think it is virtually unanimous amongst the members of the House that we could not have 338 MPs here.
The best way to accommodate 338 MPs would be to have some sort of a hybrid system that would enable MPs who choose to engage through the Internet, if I can put it that way, to be afforded that opportunity, while others could come down here. There could be rotations. Who knows?
The bottom line is that we are seeing the institution continue with a high sense of accountability and transparency. In fact, because of the changes to the rules that we are looking at today, we would, for the first time, actually be sitting some days in July and August. This is a first for the House of Commons, at least, from what I understand, in recent history.
My colleague and friend across the way has been recognized with a Parliamentarians of the Year award. Would he acknowledge that there are some positive things in our suggestion, and there is a high sense of accountability and transparency with this government?