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Lib. (YT)
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2019-06-13 11:00
Good morning. Welcome to the 162nd meeting of the standing committee. Although it says we're in camera, we won't be for a few minutes because we have to do just one thing first.
I'll read the notes from the clerk. They say, “The committee would like to thank the best clerk in the history of the House of Commons”—
Some hon. members: Oh, oh!
The Chair:—“and the best researchers.”
Some hon. members: Hear, hear!
The Chair: Those are good notes. Thank you.
Actually, what I'd like to do is this. We have a cake here to present which says on it, “Happy Retirement from Filibustering to the Great Parliamentarian from Hamilton Centre.”
Some hon. members: Hear, hear!
The Chair: Yes, you can take pictures.
I'll take requests to speak.
View Larry Bagnell Profile
Lib. (YT)
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2019-06-13 11:02
So it goes without saying—and I'll get a speaking list here—that obviously you're a very passionate member. I think you've been very principled. Each of us, in theory, should have one-tenth of the influence on this committee, but I think that's not true. I think you have more than your one-tenth of influence on this committee. There's making a point and there's making a point, and you can certainly make a point very passionately, and although members might often disagree, we think the points you're making are principled—I do, anyway. You believe in them and you're a great asset to this Parliament, and I know there are some people who will add to my comments.
Mr. Bittle.
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Lib. (YT)
View Larry Bagnell Profile
2019-06-13 11:10
Thank you very much.
Mr. Graham.
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Lib. (YT)
View Larry Bagnell Profile
2019-06-13 11:14
Thank you, Scott.
Before I go to Ruby, I also appreciate the passion with which you continue to make the point that the security of Parliament shouldn't be in the hands of the government. It's a very substantial point. Thank you for that.
Now we'll go to Ruby.
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Lib. (YT)
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2019-06-13 11:18
Can I have permission from the committee to go a few minutes into the bells?
Some hon. members: Agreed.
The Chair: Thank you.
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Lib. (YT)
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2019-06-13 11:21
No, and in fact maybe you should speak to your House leader, if we can get consent to do that.
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Lib. (YT)
View Larry Bagnell Profile
2019-06-13 11:22
Kevin Lamoureux.
Some hon. members: Oh, oh!
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Lib. (YT)
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2019-06-13 11:22
Every committee member, obviously, has given commendations, which, in itself, is a testimony because everyone had great commendations.
I would give you the opportunity to respond, Mr. Christopherson. Do you have any last words for Parliament? But it's not a filibuster.
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Lib. (YT)
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2019-06-13 11:29
Does the committee want to do any work on the reason we're here, or do you want to go to the vote?
Scott Reid: Do we have to go to the vote if we adjourn, or can we have some cake?
Mr. David de Burgh Graham: We should suspend.
The Chair: You want to suspend?
Mr. Scott Reid: Suspending is a better idea. You're right.
Mr. David de Burgh Graham: We can suspend for awhile.
The Chair: Okay, we'll suspend, and then we'll come back in camera and hold our discussion. We'll have cake now.
Is that okay? Anything else? Good.
The meeting is suspended.
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Lib. (YT)
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2019-06-13 11:35
Welcome back to the 162nd meeting. For the first time, Kevin's been allowed in the room by David Christopherson without David blasting him.
Some hon. members: Oh, oh!
The Chair: Mr. Lamoureux, every member of the committee has said nice things about David, so we invite you to add to the record before we go to vote.
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