When will the government allow electronic voting?

Elizabeth May (Saanich—Gulf Islands)
2020-07-08 13:39 [p.2551]

Madam Chair, I have an opportunity to ask a different question.

Earlier in question period, there was some heckling, friendly banter one might say, asking the Liberal government if it were not time to reconvene Parliament. I do not happen to think it is. We are in a pandemic and we have to protect ourselves and our communities from the travel back and forth to this place potentially spreading COVID-19.

My question for the Liberals is this. When will we accept what the British Columbia legislature is already doing and allow voting from our constituencies so that legislation can be passed in this place?

Hon. Pablo Rodriguez (Honoré-Mercier)
2020-07-08 13:40 [p.2551]

Madam Chair, that is an excellent question that should be asked of the Conservatives, because we all agree in this place that we should be able to vote electronically. It is extremely important. That way, we could have people here and people in their ridings who do not have to travel here, and all members would be able to vote.

Now, let us ask the Conservatives why they do not support that.