Oral Questions – Presence in Gallery

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order.

I would like to request the unanimous consent of the House for the following motion. I move that this House acknowledge that the value of Canada’s democratic institution, as the life of this country, cannot be reduced to value for tax dollars or return on investment; recognize that Canadians expect responsibility, transparency, and accountability from their elected representatives; and invite the Auditor General to conduct a comprehensive audit of the House of Commons’ expenses, including members of Parliament, in addition to the Office of the Prime Minister, and ministers of cabinet.

I would hope to have unanimous consent so that the House would be treated equally with the Senate.

The Speaker:  I think the members have already expressed it, but I will try anyway.

Does the hon. member have the unanimous consent of the House to propose this motion?

Some hon. members: No.