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View James Bezan Profile
CPC (MB)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Earlier, during the question time here, Mr. Sweet, the member for Flamborough-Glanbrook, got up and was raising a number of issues about the Hong Kong protests, where 360 people have been arrested. The People's Republic of China, the regime in Beijing, and their rubber-stamp parliament, the National People's Congress, are circumventing Hong Kong legislation and the Hong Kong government in putting their own will upon the people of Hong Kong. I believe this demands an emergency debate here in the House of Commons.
Mr. Chair, I'm asking if you would rule on this and schedule an emergency debate so that Parliament can actually discuss this crisis, this human rights crisis, as political protestors are being imprisoned because of their standing up against the communist regime in Beijing.
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View Bruce Stanton Profile
CPC (ON)
View Bruce Stanton Profile
2020-05-28 14:08
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I thank the honourable member, Mr. Bezan, for his point of order. It was really more of a request. He may know, and for the benefit of other honourable members, that we're operating in this Special Committee on the COVID-19 Pandemic under the auspices of an order made earlier this week. There is no provision in that order for emergency debates.
However, I would certainly encourage him to speak with his House leader, whips and others. Of course, he'll know that discussions of this sort are being shared, so he might want to pursue that opportunity.
I see Mr. Bezan rising.
Mr. Bezan, is it a different point of order?
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View James Bezan Profile
CPC (MB)
No. I'd just like to respond to that if I could.
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View James Bezan Profile
CPC (MB)
Mr. Chair, this is the problem with this special committee. Our rights and privileges as members have been completely degraded. It makes it impossible for us to address the issues of this day.
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View Bruce Stanton Profile
CPC (ON)
View Bruce Stanton Profile
2020-05-28 14:09
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Mr. Bezan, we're all operating under an order that was agreed to by the House. We'll stick to those provisions.
Again, understand the situation we're in. Certainly circumstances do change, but I leave that to the party leaders to decide.
For our last round of questions, we're going to Charleswood—St. James—Assiniboia—Headingley, Mr. Morantz.
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