The clerk indicates to me that the worst-case scenario is we could distribute the recommendations in both official languages Wednesday, as soon as they're available, so that we would have them to discuss on Thursday.
I've been talking to a number of people about this. It's too bad we can't find a meeting soon where we can discuss the whole process of pre-budget consultations. We ran the time frame. It's what's in legislation, I guess, but the Library of Parliament worked nights to no end to get their document together. We didn't have the document for our own review to do recommendations. It's not their fault; it's ours.
I think we really need to talk about this and how we do pre-budget consultations. Whether they're too big or whatever, I don't know, but we really need to refine this thing so we're not stressing people out in the process, so that we have time to do our own work and the Library of Parliament has time to do theirs, and so the clerk's not run off her feet, too. We need that discussion.
What would be the deadline to have them in both official languages, then, if we're to go with that?