I wondered what was going to happen with this now that M-408 has been quashed:
Warawa’s point of privilege, which he raised with Speaker Andrew Scheer in March, is still active, however. Warawa says the Conservative whip denied him an opportunity to speak in the House about M-408 during a daily 15-minute time frame reserved for MPs because the topic was “not approved.” He has asked Scheer to rule on whether his rights were infringed.
Numerous MPs on both sides of the aisle have supported Warawa, warning that barring MPs from speaking on issues of concern to them and their constituents is a threat to parliamentary democracy. His supporters have argued that Parliament’s rules say the 60-second speeches are granted by the Speaker and it’s only by convention that party leaders have been assigning the slots.
CBC’s Kady O’Malley predicts that Warawa’s privilege question is “almost certainly at the top of the speaker’s priority list” given the number of interventions that have been made.
I’m anxious to see how it will be handled by the Speaker.
Update: Hmmm…Kady O’Malley seems unsure what the introduction of Mr. Warawa’s new bill will mean for the point of privilege. Anyone know? I’ll ask around.by