Mr. Thomas H. Lefebvre (Pontiac-Gatineau-Labelle):
Mr. Speaker, we all realize why the parliamentary secretary has been asked to do this. He mentioned it in his request, so that the postponement is not put under the request of the government. Under the rules, if these bills are asked for twice in the name of the government, they cannot come back.
We will agree with this, provided the Chair and members of the House realize that from time to time there may be members on this side of the House who will have bills in the order which come up for discussion when those members are away for very valid reasons. 1 should remind the House that
Foreign Economic Boycotts
we would expect the same courtesy from the parliamentary secretary, who cannot divorce himself from his duties in representing the government. Therefore, we would agree, but I hope the Chair and the House remembers that it could happen to members of the official opposition or of the other parties as well.
Subtopic: FOREIGN ECONOMIC BOYCOTT REQUESTS REPORTING ACT
Sub-subtopic: MEASURE TO PROVIDE FOR REPORTING OF INFORMATION