The rule is that an application for an emergency debate is to be a succinct statement by the Hon. Member applying. It is not to be a debate on the issue, it has to be the argument for the case. The reason it must be a succinct statement is that otherwise, of course, it would be appropriate for the other side to respond. That is the rule and under the rules only the applicant can speak and the argument must be succinct. I know both Hon. Members who are applying are experienced and 1 trust they will not take advantage of that rule. I would hope that the Parliamentary Secretary would not have to rise on a point of order because of any infringement of that rule.
I will hear the Hon. Member for Winnipeg-Fort Garry.
Subtopic: PRESENTING PETITIONS
Sub-subtopic: MOTION TO ADJOURN UNDER S. O. 29 CANADA-U.S. FREE TRADE AGREEMENT