Nelson Andrew Riis (N.D.P. House Leader)
New Democratic Party
Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I think that everyone would agree that Christmas is approaching, Christmas Eve is just around the corner and that this is not the way that we want to proceed any longer. I think that we all recognize that the Government wants to pass this enabling trade legislation. The opposition Parties do not want it to pass.
In recognizing that fact, I wonder if there would not be some disposition to recess for a few days to allow us to return to have a more thoughtful, more comprehensive debate on this issue and to allow Members to get home to their families for Christmas Eve.
Subtopic: PROPOSAL FOR CHRISTMAS RECESS