I like the suggestion put by my colleague Mr. Warawa, but I think we should invite the minister to come a second time to address the main estimates. I've always believed that this is the place where the rubber hits the road. One of the central purposes of committees is to hold governments to account. We didn't have an opportunity to hear from the minister on supplementary estimates (B) for fiscal year 2006-07. We have some really tough timelines. That's something we might want to refer back to the public accounts committee, but be that as it may, those are timelines we have.
I'm concerned that we have not as a committee found the time and have been unable to exercise oversight of the expenditure of public moneys. My thinking was, let us at least have the minister come, in the first instance, before March 26 to talk about supplementary estimates (B). I would assume there's going to be enough to talk about under supplementary estimates (B) to keep the minister meaningfully engaged and all of us meaningfully engaged for a meeting.
Then I think if we want to go to the main estimates, we ought to re-invite the minister when we've all had an opportunity to peruse the main estimates and go through them in detail, Mr. Chair.
But my view is that I'd like to see the motion I put forward go forward as is, because I really think we could all benefit from hearing from the minister specifically on supplementary estimates (B) for fiscal year 2006-07, given that we're coming to the end of that fiscal year.