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Procedure and House Affairs committee  It's really just a decision of the House as to how they want to manage a voting system. Proxy or block voting is just basically a decision. You're quite right to point it out that way.

July 6th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert

Procedure and House Affairs committee  That's my understanding, yes.

July 6th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert

July 6th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert

July 6th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert

Procedure and House Affairs committee  With a few hiccups, yes.

July 6th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert

July 6th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert

July 6th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert

July 6th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert

Procedure and House Affairs committee  It's a rather difficult question to answer in such a short and limited amount of time available.

May 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert

Procedure and House Affairs committee  That's more than enough, I suppose. I think, in fact, there are two aspects that we need to consider. One would be how you want the voting system to function. There would be a gamut of rules that might be changed in that respect. The other one that was raised during the course

May 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert

Procedure and House Affairs committee  I think that the approach that you've taken so far, to gradually and slowly become adapted to the technology, is very important. There are some members who are rightly dissatisfied with the risk that comes into being if the technology is not really satisfactory. That, I think, ha

May 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert

Procedure and House Affairs committee  There are several ways of doing it. You could do it on division, but you can always escalate. That's the real issue, and there are no rules in place that prevent the escalation. Members have the right to vote in a way that clearly demonstrates how each member in the House who's p

May 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert

Procedure and House Affairs committee  You don't have unanimous consent if you're adopting it on division.

May 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert

Procedure and House Affairs committee  You'd have to have fewer than five members rising to request a recorded division.

May 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert

Procedure and House Affairs committee  Mr. Alghabra, the simple answer is yes. Again, it really depends on what the House chooses to do through this committee. If you feel that the pandemic crisis we are confronting now requires some consideration for the possibility that it could come again, that may be an opportun

May 4th, 2020Committee meeting

Charles Robert