Safer Witnesses Act (Bill C-51)

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I do not want to put my colleague from Pickering—Scarborough East on the spot, but I am wondering if he is aware of the strategy of the hon. government House leader with respect to this legislation. It strikes me as strange that we are still debating it. I think everybody here supports it.

Rather than go to time allocation, was there any effort made to negotiate with the official opposition and other parties to bring this to a swift conclusion so it could be passed?

Corneliu Chisu: Mr. Speaker, there were consultations, but I am not the House leader, so I cannot answer my colleague’s question.