Procedure and House Affairs committee I don't think we actually voted, the three Conservatives here. I think we were sort of.... In addition to the questions Ms. Moore had on the extension for those with partners having children, I think we wanted to look at more information relative to that, so that perhaps we could
Procedure and House Affairs committee We were thinking that maybe we could even look at it further now. That might be a positive thing to do.
Procedure and House Affairs committee I think it's a good consideration. Even further to the consideration, we could find out more information about those who have faced such a challenge before. There was an indication that some provincial legislatures have adopted different formats, one of the two models, and perhap
Procedure and House Affairs committee Yes, I think we should.
Procedure and House Affairs committee Yes, I agree.
Procedure and House Affairs committee Thank you, Chair. Mr. Christopherson, to your point, I'd like to apologize to Mr. Bittle. With regard to the spirit that my response to Mr. Graham was in, I would have felt it to be more insincere for me just to say yes. My intention was greater sincerity, if you will, in qualif
Procedure and House Affairs committee I have to be very sincere and say that certainly some of my colleagues even here contributed to this study. As well, some of my Conservative caucus members who have been members of the Conservative caucus for many years and even ran for the leadership are in support of the consid
Procedure and House Affairs committee We'll distribute them, Chair, and pardon me for not doing that previously. My apologies; that was my fault.
Procedure and House Affairs committee Would you like me to respond? Perhaps I don't understand exactly what you.... I would say that, if you are making reference to the.... I guess the only word I can think of is the “spite” of an individual member to withhold something. Obviously this would require assurance from a
Procedure and House Affairs committee Sure. With regard to litigation for the debates commission, if the debates commission is involved in litigation, will it be you instructing the lawyers or the debates commissioner himself?
Procedure and House Affairs committee Okay. Would they have the opportunity to seek outside counsel if they wished, or would they need to use lawyers who answer to the Attorney General?
Procedure and House Affairs committee Okay. Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Procedure and House Affairs committee But if it's a producer and ultimately a consortium, aren't you concerned that smaller media organizations are likely to be left out? There are so many smaller media organizations, platforms, and there is very much the possibility of them not being a part of this democratic proce
Procedure and House Affairs committee By controlling the process? That's ridiculous. That's completely unreasonable that you would allow for freedom of the media in developing a commission under the ministry—
Procedure and House Affairs committee —which decides the producer, which decides the members of the consortium to implement the debates commission. It's completely contrary to—