Despite voting for him in the speakership i chose to abstain. While i have no issues with performance as such and don't object to forcing his deputy to actually do something, the fact that he's becoming almost unavailable for a month and originally wanted to push back an election somewhat makes me question the commitment and the latter was quite concerning.
As such, i don't regret my vote but neither would i regret him being replaced. He's created indifference i suppose.
I regret to say this because I've grown to like him personally but the recent month or two made me lose my confidence in Ray as the Speaker, mainly due to his clear lack of commitment. He's the first Speaker in six years who's physically available but lets the DS handle everything for extended periods of time. If we can do without him for months, why do we need him?
We need a speaker that is actually preforms the duties of the speakers not just delegates duties to the deputy speaker ....and one who sends the updates on time ..
The fact that Ray has been relatively inactive so far doesn't, to my eyes, mean that we should vote against this motion. All absences were explained in advance, and given the stress of exams, I'm perfectly fine with him taking some time off. Furthermore, toronto has registered no dissatisfaction with the state of things, so I implore the House to give Ray at least a short time longer - I say this despite the fact that I did not vote for him in the speakership election.
Blaming exams for a lack of activity is an excuse that does not work because exams should boost activity as TSR becomes procrastination, or a break activity. During exam time I have TSR logged in all day which I check during my regular breaks, when I have free time in the evening, and I find myself spending more time on TSR. When exams are not taking place individuals tend to be out with friends, away from the house, or occupied with other hobbies, so exams make the TSR MHoC the most convenient thing to do during a revision break; Ray should have the time.