Sorry. Mr. Chair, I don't have the flu but I don't feel in a
serene state of mind to proceed with the file today. I don't
feel very well. I feel dizzy, I feel anxiety, and I am not in a
serene state of mind to proceed with this file today.
have a lot of things worrying me right now and I don't want to
elaborate, but my colleague said, Mr. Fine, there are some
certain incidents that have occurred which I don't feel at
liberty to elaborate right now, which have had an impact on my
ability to proceed in a professional way on this file, at least
for today, because I wouldn't be rendering the Commission a just
service by proceeding in this condition.
am not dying, Mr. Chair, I don't have the flu, but I am not
mentally capable of proceeding under these circumstances.
But the witness is here?
The witness is here. It's not the question of the witness. The
witness is here. I thought until this morning that I would
proceed, but I really don't feel primarily mentally able to
proceed, and physically too.
I have heard two explanations which are as frivolous as any I
have ever heard in justifying an adjournment of a whole
proceeding… To say I am not feeling well, but sit here and
talk about it, is inconsistent. There is no medical certificate,
and I heard very faintly Mr. Vigna say I'm not physically sick,
I don't have a serene state of mind. Very few of us in the
difficulties we face always have a serene state of mind. I don't
know what that means.
is not a case of a nervous breakdown or a mental state
justifying a psychiatric examination.
it’s not entirely clear what the cause of Mr. Vigna's mental
state is … if Mr. Vigna is providing a medical certificate …
If there is a serious
long-term mental problem that isn't related to
this serious issue, I think it's appropriate that we should know
Mr. Chair, I will provide a medical certificate.
Please sit down, Mr. Vigna.
I feel insulted by that comment.
Please sit down.