Madam Speaker, I have been privileged to be in the House for 13 years. The hon. member is correct that it is absolutely routine every June to extend the hours so we can get important business done. That has happened under majority and minority Conservative and Liberal governments.
The previous questioner talked about wasting time. My question to my hon. colleague is this. If we are so concerned about wasting time and getting the government's important business done, why did he take 20 minutes of valuable House time to explain the simple motion to extend the sitting hours?