Mr. Speaker, I rise on a question of privilege. You are fully aware, Mr. Speaker, that to proceed immediately tonight with the third reading of the bill, the unanimous consent of the house is required.
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The hon. member for Roberval (Mr. Gauthier) has withheld his consent. My question of privilege is as follows: standing orders cannot be disregarded. The Speaker is supposed to be here to see that the rules are applied. I would ask you to take into account the objection raised by the hon. member for Roberval and his refusal to grant unanimous consent.
If an objection has been expressed so categorically, Mr. Chairman, I do not see why you should move that the bill be now read a third time, especially when the unanimous consent of the house is required and the hon. member for Roberval refused to grant it.
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