I just want to put onto the record that the chair of the justice committee, Anthony Housefather, has written an op-ed in the National Post, commenting on the fact that he has drawn his conclusions already on the justice committee.
I want to offer that as further evidence that there will be no further action at the justice committee. I still feel it's quite inappropriate for a chair, who is meant to be impartial in the House of Commons, to be writing publicly about what I would say is an ongoing issue here on the Hill, in general.
Certainly through his going public and writing this op-ed, he is making quite clear to Canadians that it won't return. How could it possibly return with his comments being made quite publicly, and the fact that he has now drawn the conclusion that it's done? I just want to put onto the record that it will not be returning to justice, and if it does, it will just have all of these things swirling around it about the Liberals on the committee already having made up their minds, and the chair being quite public about his personal opinions.