Mr. Speaker, I congratulate you on your re-election to the Chair, and I thank all my constituents in La Pointe-de-l’Île for putting their trust in me.
My question is this: Given that we can now go to a gym, to a restaurant, to the movies, and even to a hockey game, is the role of Parliament not important enough for us to sit here?
Let us remember that there are not always 338 members in attendance. Most of the time, there are a lot fewer of us.
Also, they want to have a hybrid Parliament in place until June 23. Personally, I think that this is overkill. If a member catches COVID-19 and must be tested, remote voting is an acceptable compromise.
I fail to see why we cannot sit in Parliament, when we can attend a hockey game with thousands of others in the same space.