Mr. Clement, we're going to look at a bit of history.
Do you know about the great darkness? It's a rather unpleasant period in Quebec's history. Mr. Maurice Duplessis was premier of the province at that time. Everything took place outside the system. Contracts were distributed to friends directly in the offices. Today, we see that similar forms that were not designed by the Government of Canada, but by you, are sent directly to your office to distribute contracts. This is similar to the processes we have unfortunately seen in the past and that were not an indication of the sound management of public funds.
Why use a method that increases the cynicism of Canadians toward politicians and that created confusion about the integrity and sound management of finances?