Mr. Chair, I understood Mr. Préfontaine to say, based on information received from a third party—and Mr. Préfontaine could confirm this today—that the gentleman didn't say he couldn't come because of a scheduling conflict. In fact, Mr. Préfontaine gave him five dates to choose from. The gentleman said he didn't want to come and testify. He is flatly refusing to come and hasn't given us any explanation for his position. This is very serious, Mr. Chair.
I'd like this gentleman to be subpoenaed, to be compelled to testify before the committee. Much of the testimony will focus on the conditions in the two provincial jails, that is the one for female inmates and the one for male inmates. One way or another, this person is going to testify. You can be sure about that!