Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Certainly to our guests gathered here, without doubt and without exception let me congratulate all of the officials who are here today. When we talk about the stimulus plan, the knowledge infrastructure, and the legacy fund--literally it is without parallel in Canadian history for efficiency, effectiveness, and accountability.
I know that most Canadians definitely share that view. They are very thankful that our officials, our civil service, and our ministers, in a time of extreme economic duress, acted in such an accountable manner, let alone expeditiously.
So I am deeply disturbed, quite frankly, when the official opposition have repeatedly stated that officials misled the Auditor General. I think it's disturbing. I'm very proud of the work of our professional civil service and the ministers on this.
I'd like some comment on the statement made by the opposition that the Auditor General has been misled by the officials gathered here today.
Perhaps I could even have a response from each one of you, very quickly.