The clerk advises me that it's quite within protocol to do this. You take testimony in camera that, with all agreement, can in fact be then put on the record.
In that regard, I think I should express on behalf of myself, and hopefully most of the committee, that I was fairly upset, fairly annoyed, that I received from the Canadian Press through The Globe and Mail at 12:51 statements made by a reporter of what happened in that in camera meeting. Obviously, I feel that an in camera meeting is in camera.
We will have cause, hopefully very seldom, to have in camera meetings, but I don't want to read about them or hear about them. Reporters were immediately calling about comments as soon as I left this room. Of course, some of those stories ended up being totally incorrect and inaccurate. I found that to be most disturbing and unfair to our witness, because of course the notice of meeting had gone out that it was in camera, we discussed that at some length, and we decided to go ahead to hear the heads-up about what was going to happen at 3 o'clock. Obviously, at 3:01, I assumed people could talk about that meeting, but I didn't expect to see it at 12:51, in writing, on my desk. I was very troubled by that. It's not the sort of thing that I would hope this committee would allow to happen ever again, and it's a discredit to all of us I think that it did happen.
I don't believe we need to discuss that any further than to make that statement and for everyone to get that message. We're now going to be dealing with the CEPA report, which again has to be in camera until it's tabled in the House. I don't want to read about it, and I'm sure none of the other members here wants to read about what happens during those discussions of important pieces of legislation. I think that's enough said. I don't believe I want to entertain a lot of comments on this.
However that happened, I trust it won't ever happen again. Whoever leaked that material obviously knows who they are. Anyway, I think we'll move on.
I believe, Mr. Cullen, you indicated that....
Mr. Warawa, is it on the same subject, or have I satisfied the issue?