I am not in a position to address that because I am not familiar with the French text. However, I know that the Hon. Member's question has been taken note of and I am sure the learned members at the Table will have an answer for him.
1 want to refer to his question regarding electronic voting. I believe there are occasions when Members of the House should stand up and be counted. For example, when there are changes to the Constitution, or great debates such as the restoration of the death penalty in this country, I believe Members should be prepared to stand up and be counted. We should reserve what the Americans call "roll call votes" for special occasions.
However, by and large, when dealing with business of the House I believe we can deal with it much more expeditiously if we have a system of electronic voting similar to what they have in the House of Representatives. If Hon. Members want to see how the House of Representatives conducts itself and how an electronic vote is taken, I suggest to Hon. Members that in upcoming weeks they can see the House of Representatives on the C-SPAN network which is now part of the OASIS system. I believe that this week, Question Period is also to be carried on that network.
Certainly I believe that there are occasions for roll call voting. I see the distinguished Clerk of the Table, one of two who is charged with calling the names in this place, looking at me with great scepticism because it means he will always have to remain in training.
Topic: GOVERNMENT ORDERS
Subtopic: STANDING ORDERS-PROPOSED AMENDMENTS