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View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
Do you mean other than that we should get the award of “best committee ever”?
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
Thanks very much. I know our time is coming to an end soon.
Minister, I want to start off with some things.
Under the original “Adaptation to subsection 214(1), sections 229, 239 and 261, etc.”, it says,
The following paragraphs apply if the last day of the polling period is a holiday:
This has a lot to do with the mail-in ballots and things of that sort. I know there has been a lot of talk about that, and a lot of misunderstanding. I was wondering if the government has ever thought of proposing that there should be no elections on a statutory holiday. Has that ever been considered?
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
It would be very helpful, and thank you very much, Minister LeBlanc.
I just think that is another way of.... We know that communications are going to be a really important part of this election. That is one thing we already know people are questioning, so why don't we make it simple? The simple answer is not to have a holiday Monday set up as the final day of the election period.
Thanks very much, and I appreciate your listening to that point.
I have another question for you.
Specifically when we're looking at the length of the writ, we know there will be the opportunity to have up to a 52-day writ. It could be from 35 days to 52 days. We have heard from different people that they want it longer because of the mail-in ballots and they want it shorter because [Technical difficulty--Editor] health care. All of these are really critical pieces to look at.
I want to understand who the person is who actually has that decision, the person who says this is the date we're going to vote. Is it the Prime Minister, the Governor General, the Chief Electoral Officer? Who would that be?
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
Minister LeBlanc, I was part of that. I really appreciate it, but I would really love to hear from Mr. Sutherland—
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
—so I could have that technical answer. Thank you.
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
Thank you very much.
The Governor General, of course.... People did bring forward the fact we don't have a Governor General at this time, so we have to be very cautious with that. Ultimately, the advice of the Prime Minister is what will decide this writ period. Without a Governor General, we will be hopeful that it doesn't devolve to an administrative person to make that decision. I think that would be not wise for anyone.
Looking at some of the things that have happened, we know that in Newfoundland there was an extremely and extraordinarily long election that has become extremely controversial as well. I believe the NDP may be putting forward some orders in the courts. I'm very concerned with how that played out.
I would like to know from you as the minister what outreach you have done to ensure we have the most stable.... For people to believe in our elections, what have you done personally to ensure we have that in our next federal election?
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
Minister LeBlanc, we're at the end of our time, but would you be able to table that just so I can look at what you guys have done? That would be really useful. Table some of those conversations with the government of Newfoundland so we know what we're going to be attacking—
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
Thanks very much.
On February 23, I had put forward the motion regarding the prorogation study and requesting the witnesses. I believe that many members have had the opportunity to speak on this, and we've had over six hours of debate on it already. I believe it would be appropriate to call the vote on this motion as put forward.
Thank you.
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
I have a point of order, Madam Chair.
I know that we are getting close to the one o'clock spot. After speaking to some of the whips and some of the other party members on this call, we recognize that there will be other committees that need to be heard today as well. I would ask that we suspend this meeting for now and come back to this issue on Thursday when we're normally slotted into the time schedule.
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
On a point of order, Madam Chair, I have really appreciated all the comments coming from all of our Liberal colleagues and their sharing with us the devastating impacts that we are all aware of with COVID.
I wonder if we can get back to the actual motion at hand again. We seem to have gone very far out, and I'm wondering if we can bring it back to the actual motion.
We seem to be speaking a lot about the throne speech and going into other matters there, which is fine, but perhaps we could get back to the motion. Perhaps there are some clarifications specifically on what they don't want to see when they look at the motion and who they don't want to appear. Maybe there's some actual information on that.
Perhaps we could get back to the motion and why they want to vote against it, rather than everything else.
Thanks.
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
On a point of order, Madam Chair, I fully recognize the issue with the subcommittee. That is really important. Because I recognize that this will be another day of filibustering, I know there is very little change in today's schedule as well as the subcommittee business for members. It is relevant for the work that needs to be done on April 14. We do have ample time, just in case we do need to reschedule that as well.
I want to keep it just as a side note in the next hour that we could perhaps look at doing that at another time. We do luckily have some time on this.
Thank you.
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
I have a point of order.
I absolutely appreciate all of the comments that Dr. Duncan is making. I know we've all seen that in our own communities.
I would urge her to perhaps actually table these motions. We're talking about them today, but perhaps we could get back to my motion. We can talk about those potential motions in the future, because I think they're all very critical. We have not seen the Liberals table any of these suggestions already. There's nothing on the table from the government at this time. Perhaps we could get back to my motion and then potentially talk about some of these great motions she's putting forward at a later time.
Thank you.
View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
Thanks very much.
Madam Chair, on a point of order, I just want to perhaps suspend. After listening to Mr. Blaikie and the first couple of seconds of Mr. Lauzon, I recognize that now may be a really great time for the parties to go back and reflect on opportunities to find a workable motion so that we can do something in this committee rather than continue to filibuster.
I recognize that if we do not suspend, we'll just continue to listen to hours and hours of filibustering.
Perhaps this is a good time for the parties to reflect on what they are willing to...or what in this motion is acceptable to the government. They seem to be the ones who have the most difficulty with this.
Perhaps this is a great time to suspend. Then we can reflect and come back to this issue on the following Tuesday, March 16, after our break week.
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