Evidence of meeting #43 for Government Operations and Estimates in the 40th Parliament, 3rd Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was summit.

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10:20 a.m.

Liberal

Denis Coderre Bourassa, QC

Did he tell you to be careful? Did he use the words "be careful"?

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As an Individual

Bernard Côté

I would say that, when summoned to testify in an environment such as this, everyone will tell you "be careful".

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Liberal

Denis Coderre Bourassa, QC

To be careful what you say?

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As an Individual

Bernard Côté

Yes. That doesn't mean to lie.

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Liberal

Denis Coderre Bourassa, QC

I didn't say that. Why are you talking about lying? Why are you talking to me about lies?

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As an Individual

Bernard Côté

I believe that's somewhat what you're insinuating.

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Liberal

Denis Coderre Bourassa, QC

Not at all. I can understand your memory lapses, for example.

Is that what it is, Mr. Côté? You were told not to say everything because, in any case, this isn't an investigation and the less you say, the better. That's what you were told to do?

10:20 a.m.

As an Individual

Bernard Côté

I was told that we would discuss a topic. I made my opening statement under oath. It concerned that topic, and that's it. I can't make up answers.

10:20 a.m.

Liberal

Denis Coderre Bourassa, QC

You can give us some, however.

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Liberal

The Chair John McKay

Thank you, Mr. Coderre.

Thank you, Mr. Côté.

Mr. Lemay, you have five minutes.

December 9th, 2010 / 10:20 a.m.

Bloc

Marc Lemay Abitibi—Témiscamingue, QC

Good morning, Mr. Côté. Are things going well? No? Things aren't going well? Wait, things could go even—

10:20 a.m.

As an Individual

Bernard Côté

I've seen better days and more pleasant places.

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Bloc

Marc Lemay Abitibi—Témiscamingue, QC

How old are you, sir?

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As an Individual

Bernard Côté

I'm 49 years old.

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Bloc

Marc Lemay Abitibi—Témiscamingue, QC

You suffer from no illness?