Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to your House of Commons.
Ms. Blain, I would like to come back to the G7 Summit. I am a member from the Quebec City region, not too far from the event's location. We are very happy that order and discipline were maintained during the event. Of course, there was a lot of security, which is understandable. But security means executive vehicles. I'm raising this issue because you said earlier that you asked that, as of last April 1, every government expenditure respect a green philosophy or, at the very least, be considered from an environmental perspective.
As my colleague Mr. McCauley explained at a previous meeting, a lot of vehicles were purchased—about 600 of them, 157 of which were Chevrolet Suburbans, according to the figures I have seen. Those vehicles consume 16 litres of fuel per 100 kilometres and they have a large 5.3-litre V8 engine. We may wonder about that, but that is not my comment, although it is very tempting. However, the corollary follows.
How come that new measure was implemented on April 1—we obviously know that the decision was not made on April 1 at 8:29 a.m.—but in the three months leading up to the G7 Summit in June, the government purchased a number of gas guzzlers, which are the antithesis of its own philosophy and directly contradict measures it had implemented three months earlier that expressly prohibited those types of expenditures?