Mr. Langlois (Megantic):
I quite agree, Mr. Speaker, and I will now come to the point. My first citation is from page 168 of Beauchesne's fourth edition. It is citation No. 201:
The object of an amendment may be to effect such an alteration in a question as will obtain the support of those who, without such alteration, must either vote against it or abstain from voting thereon-*
And there has been an indication that there will be abstentions from the vote on the motion.
-or to present to the house an alternative proposition either wholly or partially opposed to the original question.
The purpose of this is to gain the support of those who, without such an alteration being made, must either vote against a question or abstain from voting.
Topic: MOTION RESPECTING HOUSE VOTE ON BILL C-193