Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminsterâ€”Burnaby, NDP): Madam Speaker, we are dealing with a closure motion today that allows very few members of Parliament to speak. We saw a couple of weeks ago the government pull Bill C-14 from the Order Paper a number of times. The members of Parliament actually wanted to speak on it.
We saw as well a government refusing even the ability yesterday, under closure, knowing that we had a vote on Monday evening, to allow members of Parliament to speak during the day. It defies logic that non-partisans of this nature would be treated so reprehensibly by the government.