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View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
We're here today with Mr. Trost on his private member's bill. He's been here once before, but now he's come back. He has a short statement and you've all received some information from him on the next steps that he would like to see taken. We're going to let him speak to that shortly and then hear him answer some questions from members, and we'll move forward from there.
Mr. Trost, please, go ahead.
View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
It happens daily around here.
View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
That might look bad in the Hansard. You'd better correct it.
View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
Thank you.
We'll go to Mr. Lukiwski, first. We'll do a seven-minute round, but let's be as tight as we can so we get as many questions in before Mr. Trost leaves at the top of the hour.
View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
Two minutes, three minutes...something like that.
View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
I don't have to run for this position next time.
Mr. Tom Lukiwski: That's right.
View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
Sure. Go ahead for one more.
View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
Madam Latendresse.
View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
Thank you.
We'll go to Mr. Reid for four minutes, please.
View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
Thank you.
We'll go to Mr. Lukiwski for four minutes,
Then, if you don't mind, your chair has a few questions today.
View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
Hospitality suites.
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View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
Mr. Richards, you wanted four minutes, and you may have it.
View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
Thank you.
I just a couple of questions, Mr. Trost, from the chair's perspective. I rather like the job. I've been able to hang onto it for a fairly long time, and I would rather do it. So at the start of a Parliament, let's suggest the last Parliament after 2011, I wanted to be the chair of the procedure and House affairs committee because I rather like it, but not winning that election I'd like to have been able to run for another seat. You're suggesting that I can't do that, or if we do it over a subsequent number of days, I can. Or even if I really just love the workload—I'd really like to chair this and agriculture, for example—I could or couldn't do it. In Your answer to the question of what problem we are trying to solve here was giving a greater sense of ownership. Well, my sense of ownership is that I'd love to do that.
View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
I have just one more question. It's about convention because the convention has always been that committees are masters of their own destiny. We've heard the Speaker say it many times when there has been a bit of a problem at committee and somebody tries to refer it to the Speaker under a point of order, and he replies that when that committee decides it has an issue and reports back to the House, then he could act because the committees are masters of their own domain, if you will. We've always thought that way too. We'd rather solve it here at the committee table than in the House.
By giving the House the authority to elect the Speaker, are we giving up some of the convention that committees are masters of their own destiny? In the big House you've now chosen the chair for those committees. I think we're giving away a bit of parliamentary tradition and the convention that committees are masters of their own destiny by choosing the chair someplace else.
View Joe Preston Profile
CPC (ON)
But you're in a committee where exactly that took place, where my predecessor was voted out on a confidence motion. I was voted in, whether I wanted the job or not, and the committee made that decision. It was well after the next election before I accepted the position, and we may be sitting in the only committee where that ever happened, so it was master of its own destiny.
Anyway, thank you, Mr. Trost.
Mr. Reid.
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