Okay, so transparency; I like your word “transparency”.
The Conservatives, our colleagues on the other side, have just brought in changes to the Conflict of Interest Act, and they're very worried about vexatious investigations. In fact, what they're saying is that when your colleagues, your fellow cabinet ministers and parliamentary secretaries are investigated for lobbying, for taking money inappropriately, those investigations must be kept secret by the Ethics Commissioner. That's what they're calling for in the conflict of interest changes.
I don't see any obligation for this to be kept secret when one of your members wants an investigation against an officer of Parliament. Why wouldn't you have the same protection that your colleagues are putting in for cabinet ministers? Wouldn't you think it would be fair if you, for example, decide to make a vexatious complaint against the Ethics Commissioner that it would be kept secret until it's been discussed? I want to know why, in transparency, it's fine for you and your colleagues to attack officers of Parliament, but officers of Parliament have to keep their investigations against your colleagues secret. Why is that missing?