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View Ginette Petitpas Taylor Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you, Madam Chair.
I'll be very brief as well. I simply want to make a point of clarification for the record.
Mr. Richards indicated in his statement that the letter that was provided by the Speaker indicated that the administration had consulted with 30 members of Parliament or cabinet per se.
I want to quote the paragraph in that letter. It states:
The Administration consulted with more than 30 parliaments and collaborated closely with several who share similar requirements....
Then it continues on from there.
It's very important, for the record, for Canadians to know that the consultation was done with international parliaments as opposed to parliamentarians here in Canada.
View Ginette Petitpas Taylor Profile
Lib. (NB)
I was just going to suggest some language to simplify LIB 2. Keep it as is and at the end after “interim”, put down “in the event of extraordinary circumstances”, and leave it at that.
View Ginette Petitpas Taylor Profile
Lib. (NB)
Madam Chair, could we include an “s” after “platform”, please? It may not just be one; it could be multiple platforms.
View Ginette Petitpas Taylor Profile
Lib. (NB)
In keeping with the spirit of this recommendation, I will speak in French.
Honestly, I have nothing against the wording to the effect that the committee should encourage people to speak in French or in English. I am not a lawyer, but I don't think it is unconstitutional to encourage someone to speak in either English or French.
I would really like to hear Ms. Normandin's comments. I know that she is a lawyer, so she could give us her opinion on this issue. I think the message is simply that we want to encourage our witnesses to speak in the language of their choice, be that English or French. What is more, this does not concern only the interpreters. It is also tiring for us, the francophone members, who always have our earpiece in. It is sometimes taken for granted that bilingual members can listen to witnesses in both languages.
I think that this recommendation is very important. I am in favour of wording that encourages witnesses and francophone members to speak in the language of their choice.
View Ginette Petitpas Taylor Profile
Lib. (NB)
Madam Chair, I suggest this. I don't feel we have consensus when I'm looking at everyone on the screen right now. I would recommend a vote on this, then from there we'll be able to move forward.
View Ginette Petitpas Taylor Profile
Lib. (NB)
On that point, could I also just, at the end of “threatening their safety and/or that of their families”, add “and communities”, if that's okay with Madam Normandin and everyone?
Thank you.
View Ginette Petitpas Taylor Profile
Lib. (NB)
Thank you so much, Madam Chair.
I think it also would be very fair, if we're going to be adding a line with respect to that, to include a line that reflects our current national reality as well when it comes to travel. I think that really needs to be highlighted in the report as well. If we are going to add the reality of what's going on in the provincial setting, so be it, but the public health measures that have been put in place as well also have to reflect our reality as parliamentarians.
Ms. Blaney is on one coast and I'm on the other coast. My reality in New Brunswick is very different from Ms. Blaney's. We also know that there are many restrictions that provinces have put in place. My concern is with that total picture. It's not that I don't want the information to be available to Canadians. My concern is that there are parts of this picture that are really going to be missing. That's my only concern with respect to adding pieces of information. I think we have to have a total picture if we're going to start adding pieces to it.
View Ginette Petitpas Taylor Profile
Lib. (NB)
There's no need to apologize, Madam Chair.
My simple comment was with respect to Ms. May as well. I absolutely feel that she has an awful lot to contribute to this study. She has taken part in many of our meetings, and I really welcome her participation.
Thank you.
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