It's a real honour to have the three of you here today.
In order for those who are watching back home to understand what we're talking about, your collective responsibility is to ensure accountability from the elected members of Parliament and from the bureaucracy in this country and to ensure, Mr. Mayrand, in your case that the electoral process is conducted in a fair manner.
Mr. Adler told us that it was “imperative”—he used that word a number of times—to bring this bill forward. We asked him if he could find any examples of any partisan abuse, but he was unable to answer that.
Are any of you aware of any allegations that would warrant this bill against any of your staff or any of the agents of Parliament? Has this issue been raised prior to this bill?