I was present during Ms. Meilleur's entire appearance at the Senate yesterday, and in light of what we heard, it seems to be a very, very good question.
Yesterday, Ms. Meilleur told the Senate that she had received the highest possible ranking on the test. How did she know that? Who spoke to her about it, and why did she find that out, whereas the others did not find out about their results? I would like the committee to inquire about her language skills, as required by the Language Skills Act. During her appearance before the Upper Chamber, Ms. Meilleur was unable to answer any of the questions asked by senators about the anglophone minority in Quebec. She was not even able to name the anglophone organizations of Montreal.
So we must be informed about everything concerning this nomination. The more we look into this, the more we see that the process was borderline; that is what I would call it. It would be good for the committee, beyond any partisanship—and I say this honestly—to find out what happened. Yesterday at the Senate there was no partisanship—we know how the Senate works—and even some former Liberals, such as Serge Joyal, did not understand this nomination. In light of that, I would like the committee to study the matter, as we have always done before; we need to set aside partisanship and get to the bottom of things to see what lies there.