I appreciate Mr. Drouin's concerns. Unfortunately, he is so completely off base I'm not sure whether I could possibly even bring him back around to the logic.
At no point does this ask for the contract. At no point would the procurement ombudsman even look at this. We're asking for the unredacted documents. It has no private information. Mr. Kemper even asks that it be released unredacted.
We've seen how Global Affairs, when awarding the Nuctech contract to a Chinese state-owned company, pushed back against concerns from PSPC over security issues. We've seen other redacted documents come through. Just at the last meeting or two meetings ago, we were discussing at great length the redactions of Shared Services on the Gartner report.
This is about transparency. The person it's concerning has even stated publicly, just about a half-hour ago in the media, that he'd like to have the unredacted version.
Some of the things the bureaucrats have redacted are ridiculous. For example, “Mr. Kemper is a [blank] speaker with good knowledge”. Again, it's about transparency; it has nothing to do with the contract. Mr. Drouin, who has been with us for six years on this committee, should know better. It has nothing to do with the contract. It's about the unredacted documents.
It's just two pages of documents, which I can see, from which someone has redacted stuff that clearly has zero to do with privacy, phone numbers, emails, credit cards or commercial confidences. Again, Mr. Kemper himself asks that it be released unredacted.
That's all it's about.