Mr. Speaker, I rise on a point of order. We are looking for some consistency in the Speaker's rulings.
On March 31, 2023, in this House, the Liberal Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities said:
Madam Speaker, I am absolutely disgusted that the member opposite would outright lie, and yes, I am saying “outright lie”.
Later on, when asked by the Speaker to withdraw that statement, the same parliamentary secretary said:
Madam Speaker, I will withdraw the word but the sentiment remains, that it absolutely did not—
She was then cut off because of the noise in the room.
The point is that there should be consistency in rulings from the Chair. That member was not sanctioned, nor was time taken away from the Liberal Party. That person was not threatened with being kicked out of this House or any similar type of sanction. We want consistency in the rulings from the Chair so that we understand how we can and are able to conduct ourselves in this place.