Thank you, Madam Chair.
Thank you, Ms. Dawson, for coming today, and thank you for the work and the reports that you do.
You give us some good reading, educational reading, and another report tabled in Parliament today, so thank you for that.
Obviously the issue of Christian Paradis is here at hand, and it totally lacks the judgment ministers should have. This minister has attended exclusive fundraisers with clients, with public works at the time he was public works minister. He's the first cabinet minister in Canadian history to be found in violation of the Conflict of Interest Act, and now we learn that he went moose hunting and stayed at an exclusive lodge with the former owner of the Quebec Nordiques at the same time the federal government was lobbied to finance a new NHL arena in Quebec City.
All of this is very troubling.
Getting back to the report that you tabled on Mr. Paradis less than a week ago, you put substantial resources into a two-year investigation—a 34-page report—and the Minister was found to have contravened the Conflict of Interest Act.
Then the Prime Minister comes out and just shrugs it off, says thank you very much, and does absolutely nothing.
Madam Commissioner, do you feel that your work is in vain, when there are really no consequences, when you put all this effort in to a report, and then nothing comes of it?