The Chair would like to address an event that occurred yesterday morning concerning allegedly unparliamentary remarks heard from the sidelines during the questions and comments period held pursuant to Standing Order 67.1, and raised in a point of order by the member for Rosemont—La Petite-Patrie.
The Chair has had an opportunity to review the debates and found that some remarks did indeed border on the limits of good taste.
The Chair is cognizant that the fall sittings are nearing their end and that five consecutive sitting weeks can take their toll. Nevertheless, I ask all members to be judicious in the choice of words they use, on or off the record.
As the Speaker, I have a duty to maintain order and decorum in the House, but it is up to all of you, duly elected members, to show respect for one another. We must work together to remain worthy of this great institution that we serve on behalf of all Canadians.
I thank the hon. members and all Canadians for their attention.