Date: 2014/02/25 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. It is no surprise to you, Mr. Speaker, that the level of noise and heckling in the last part of question period was a violation of Parliament’s rules. I do not want to belabour the point, but I cannot even continue with this point ...

Date: 2013/11/28 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Points of Order

Elizabeth May : Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order relating to rule number 37, which governs our conduct during oral questions. In particular, the only questions that are referred to at any point in the rules for the period we have just experienced, that being question period, are “Questions on matters of ...

Date: 2013/10/31 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, this is a recurring issue. You have said in the past that there would be a chance, perhaps, to look at the rules and aid us in the proper use of Standing Order 31. What I refer to in Standing Order 31 is that the Speaker may order a member to ...

Date: 2013/10/28 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I have made this point of order before. Particularly when the member for Random—Burin—St. George’s is speaking, the hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs interrupts her constantly. I have trouble even hearing her question. I know that the Minister of Foreign Affairs believes himself to be very amusing, but it is a ...

Date: 2013/10/28 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I have made this point of order before. Particularly when the member for Random—Burin—St. George’s is speaking, the hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs interrupts her constantly. I have trouble even hearing her question. I know that the Minister of Foreign Affairs believes himself to be very amusing, but it is a ...

Date: 2013/10/28 -- Category/Categories: Parliament, Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I have made this point of order before. Particularly when the member for Random—Burin—St. George’s is speaking, the hon. Minister of Foreign Affairs interrupts her constantly. I have trouble even hearing her question. I know that the Minister of Foreign Affairs believes himself to be very amusing, but it is a ...

Date: 2013/10/24 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I hesitate to raise the problem again of members making so much noise that we cannot hear other members, but in the last couple of days it has been unusual. The Minister of Foreign Affairs heckles so loudly that I cannot hear other members ...

Date: 2013/10/24 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. I hesitate to raise the problem again of members making so much noise that we cannot hear other members, but in the last couple of days it has been unusual. The Minister of Foreign Affairs heckles so loudly that I cannot hear other members ...

Date: 2013/06/18 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May:  Mr. Speaker, I apologize to the hon. Minister of Justice for interrupting. However, when we are on a motion, which by its terms requires us to speak to procedure on time allocation, I do wish the Minister of Justice would stick to the relevance and not accuse those of us in opposition for ...

Date: 2013/06/18 -- Category/Categories: Points of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I raised this point of order some time ago. The tradition and the principles behind the Standing Order 31 rule are that it allows members of Parliament to raise issues of concern to their constituents. I raised the point many months ago that they were now being used increasingly for crass ...

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