Joe Comartin does not mess around

The new deputy speaker takes the chair and promptly rules praise for his promotion to be out of order.

During a morning session Tuesday Masse rose to be the first to speak in front of Comartin, to whom he offered a glowing congratulations for his work as a parliamentarian since his election in 2000 and his worthy appointment to his new position.

When Masse was finished, Comartin thanked all the members and did indeed rule Masse out of order because he did not speak on a point of order that was relevant to the debate at hand.

The full exchange is here.