Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you, colleagues.
As I've been listening to all of this, I've been thinking that looking for evidence around the WE Charity scandal did get us the evidence of GlobalMedic and Rahul Singh. Of course, I'm not a member of this committee and I can't vote, but please be mindful of his evidence. The summer is going by. He had hundreds of people who were ready to participate in the program when it was going to be run by WE. Now it's run by nobody. I think we as parliamentarians have an obligation to keep our eye on the ball to make sure young people get the opportunities they're still entitled to. I am very impressed with a lot of the evidence we've heard while looking into the WE Charity issue, but I don't want us to forget the people who are caught in the crosshairs of a big, juicy scandal, and that includes a lot of young people and NGOs like GlobalMedic.
As for your motion, Mr. Pierre Poilievre, I'm not going to be able to vote on this, but when the word “exhaustion” is used, I just encourage all colleagues to remember that at some point, the public appetite for this issue will be exhausted. Keep an eye on that, because they're going to get very frustrated if they see parliamentarians more interested in scandal than in helping them.
This is a big issue, and it needs to be thoroughly and properly investigated. I would not want to appear to say that this is not a subject of importance. The fact that the Prime Minister is testifying before this committee underscores that we all understand the gravity of the situation. Major ethical breaches occurred, but just be mindful of where the public sense of what we do as parliamentarians shifts from “Good for them for getting to the truth” to “What the heck is wrong with them? Don't they see we're in a pandemic?”
It's advice you probably don't want.