Economic Action Plan 2013 Act, No. 1 (Bill C-60)

Jean Crowder: Mr. Speaker, I was going to say that I am pleased to rise to speak to Bill C-60, but actually I am disappointed to have to rise to speak to Bill C-60 because of the process that has been used to get the bill before the House and to ram it through.

New Democrats object—

The Deputy Speaker: There is a point of order from the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands.

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I desperately hate to interrupt the member for Nanaimo—Cowichan. I hold her in high regard and I apologize.

However, I thought we would have questions to the speaker who ended just before question period. We did not have a question period with the last speaker on behalf of the Conservative Party.

The Deputy Speaker: With the member not being present, we do not go to questions and comments.

Resuming debate, the hon. member for Nanaimo—Cowichan.