Mr. Speaker, I gather that it is the habit in this House to feel slightly aggrieved sometimes at the rulings of the Chair, but on the other hand, to accept them with as much grace as we can manage to muster.
I do so with respect to your ruling on Motions Nos. 4 and 6. However, with respect to Motion No. 8 I would ask the Chair to take a second look. Motion No. 8 purports to amend clause 6. Clause 6 of the bill provides that the Governor in Council may make regulations for the protection, care and management of lands comprised in forest experimental areas and lands in respect of which the minister has assumed responsibility including regulations respecting: (a) the cutting, removal and disposal of timber and so on; and (b) the protection of the flora and fauna.
The proposed amendment would add (g) the use of pesticides and pest control products, and (h) the preservation of culturally altered trees.
In other words, the first thing to be said is that the enumeration from (a) to proposed (h) merely enunciates and elaborates the general terms of the clause. It does not add anything to the clause. It merely elaborates on the definitions of the clause. There is no additional or new element added by these amendments. It clarifies and explains.
Second, the proposed enumeration includes the protection of flora and fauna. What we propose to add is the use of pesticides and pest control products and the preservation of culturally altered trees which, in turn, relates back to number (a).
I have great difficulty understanding, with due respect, the purport of the ruling. I would ask you, Mr. Speaker, if you would be prepared to take a second look at that. We do have some time because it will not be dealt with immediately. We can proceed with the other motions and you might take a moment if you would on behalf of the House to reconsider this.
The issue, of course, of pesticides and pest control products and culturally altered trees-
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic: MEASURE TO AMEND