April 29, 2004 (37th Parliament, 3rd Session)

LIB

Roger Gallaway

Liberal

Hon. Roger Gallaway

Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for that question because it speaks both to the complexity of this place and to the time limitations placed not only on this place but upon all of us.
I would simply point out that Westminster has embarked upon what I think is a most interesting pilot project. It is a little more than a pilot project, because it now has a second chamber, a second House of Commons, which operates at defined hours and in which a certain type of business is debated at certain hours. This gives members a greater opportunity to speak. It is interesting to note that this second House of Commons receives equal scrutiny, both by the public and by the press, in terms of its operation.

Topic:   Routine Proceedings
Subtopic:   Committees of the House
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