Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, Mr. Weiner, for coming. I guess at the beginning, just to be very clear here, there's never been a question about Madame Benoît's ability to do her job. And nobody has ever suggested that they don't like Star Wars.
The question here is your sense of outrage over being brought here for questions about how spending decisions are being made. That's why we're here. That's what this issue is about.
We have an Auditor General investigation. We see numerous media reports about lack of controls, lack of planning, lack of oversight, and the fact that we had a guy who wasn't even qualified signing off on all your financial reports. It raises questions.
When I see trips to Mont Tremblant and I see fancy duck lunches, that's going to raise red flags.
I want to ask you this specifically. The CEO decides to go on a one-month vacation to the South Seas. She goes to whom and says she's going on a trip and how do we carve up the receipts?
Don't tell me that it was decided by everybody that we really needed her to go to the South Seas and that we had to get her on that cruise. She decided to go on the trip. More power to her if she wants to go on a trip. But it happened on the Old Port of Montreal's watch, and people signed off on it, because she was part of the club.
How does that happen? And how are you to come here and say that you're outraged over being questioned? Because I'll tell you, the taxpayers back home are pretty outraged that they see this kind of little old boys' club.