Madam Speaker, I thank the leader of the official opposition for his speech.
I would like to hear his thoughts on the leader of the government's comments about the Quebec nation, which I felt were condescending.
This evening is when we would normally be celebrating Quebec's national holiday in Montreal, Quebec City and elsewhere. We leave June 23 on the calendar for any emergencies we have to deal with, such as the passport situation. Was this motion that urgent? I do not think so.
I would like to hear my colleague's thoughts on the following. The House is governed by two things: rules and practice. The rule is that we sit on June 23, but in practice we do not sit, as a matter of basic respect. The leader of the government will rise in the House in a few months to ask for unanimous consent to finish earlier so the Liberal members can attend the Liberal convention.
How is the Liberal convention more important than the Quebec nation?