Point of Order

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I am wondering if that was a proper point of order. The time to have put that forward was in the period for routine proceedings which, by her own party’s manoeuvres, was ended for today and we were prevented from putting forward petitions, reports from committees or any other routine proceedings.

The Acting Speaker Mr. Barry Devolin: In response to the member for Saanich—Gulf Islands, it is my understanding that the minister was merely tabling a document. This is not the answer that is being tabled. Ministers may rise at any time in the House to simply table a document. The answer that will be required will have to be tabled in the appropriate procedure at some point in the future.