The Chair would like to address the point of order raised yesterday by the member for La Prairie concerning alleged unparliamentary language heard from the sidelines during Oral Questions yesterday.
Since the alleged events, the Chair has confirmed what was said. The Chair is of the view that these were indeed disrespectful comments.
Exchanges between members of the House are sometimes heated and intense, but the Chair expects everyone to conduct themselves in a dignified manner and to choose their words carefully.
As I explained in my decision of March 29, 2022, found on page 3739 of the Debates, and I quote: “We are all here as elected representatives and each of us is entitled to respect. Personal inflammatory language has no place in our debates.”
We have been duly elected to fulfill our mandate and represent our constituents. Our presence in this chamber is legitimate and appropriate.
I thank the members for their attention.