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View Candice Bergen Profile
CPC (MB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I have a couple of things. First of all, I agree with much of what Mr. Holland said in terms of suggestions.
I'd like you to clarify your suggestion, Mr. Patrice. You mentioned that the group you were referring to needed to spend a minimum of two hours a week on this. Are you suggesting that there be a subgroup, away from this group? Perhaps you could repeat and clarify what you think would be a good solution to consultation.
Then I have another comment.
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View Candice Bergen Profile
CPC (MB)
This is just a suggestion, but would it be helpful, after we maybe have another meeting and have some more discussions, if BOIE set out some guiding principles? For example, I think we've heard continuously that we want the House of Commons and Centre Block to be preserved as close to what they were when we left them, or as close to the same point. If that is the guiding principle, that answers many, many questions.
Is that something that would be helpful? If we set out...and maybe you come back with some of those guiding principles. Within those parameters, the working group, however it is established, would in a sense have fewer decisions to make.
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View Candice Bergen Profile
CPC (MB)
Hypothetically, if that would be the guiding principle, then more floors probably wouldn't even be part of the equation.
I'm just throwing it out there as a suggestion. If we maybe establish some overall guiding principles and say, “Don't go out of these parameters”, then that would reduce some of the decision-making at the decision points.
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View Candice Bergen Profile
CPC (MB)
Yes, I agree. Maybe “guiding principles” is the wrong term. I think some specific parameters would.... When I look at some of the decisions that have to be made, they go all the way from keeping the House of Commons structure exactly as is to changing it drastically.
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View Candice Bergen Profile
CPC (MB)
If we say we don't want it to be changed drastically, for example, then many of those decision points will be taken off the table—
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CPC (MB)
View Candice Bergen Profile
CPC (MB)
Under which budget item does the busing service for the precinct come under? The reason I ask is that I've been hearing from a lot of members that there's been a change and a cutback in the buses. I don't imagine this is really reflected that much in the numbers, but I've been hearing about it, so I thought this probably was a good opportunity to bring the issue forward.
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View Candice Bergen Profile
CPC (MB)
Okay, we can maybe talk about that.
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View Candice Bergen Profile
CPC (MB)
I would say even from December until now. Either way, has there been a reduction in services since the opening of West Block?
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View Candice Bergen Profile
CPC (MB)
Is there only one bus with a green sticker coming straight up to the West Block?
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View Candice Bergen Profile
CPC (MB)
I'm asking if there been a reduction in the number of buses that come straight up here to West Block with the green—
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View Candice Bergen Profile
CPC (MB)
So there isn't an overall reduction, but there has been a reduction to.... There's been a change, and I would say that change—
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View Candice Bergen Profile
CPC (MB)
Yes, and we probably need to have some discussion about that, because members who are either coming to Centre Block for votes or for House duty or for various reasons have to do the whole tour, and when traffic is busy on Wellington, you have three or four buses going all around Wellington and only one that's coming straight up to West Block. That has been a reduction however you described it.
We probably need to have some discussion on how that's affecting MPs.
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CPC (MB)
Thank you very much.
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