Thank you. I know that those are the government's lines, but we do have other questions, Mr. Chairman.
I want to refer to an article by Sean Fine that appeared in The Globe and Mail. Sean Fine is a very respected person who writes on the Supreme Court. He explained there was a committee of ministers, including both the minister here with us today and the government House leader, and that they were in the process of developing their own list. I took good note of a sentence that the minister used in her opening remarks. She said that “the advisory board will not take as its starting point an initial list...by the government”.
However, would it be fair to say that the government already has a pretty clear idea of what the ending point of this process should be? I want to ask the minister to take this opportunity to explain exactly what this other process was that was taking place simultaneously, prior to this unilateral announcement, without involving Parliament.