Interestingly enough, in your original mandate letter from October 4, 2017—which was under the old agency that no longer exists because, as you know, on December 13, 2018, that agency dissolved with the creation of a new department—the Prime Minister wrote:
I expect Canadians to hold us accountable for delivering [on] these commitments....
He went on to say:
It is my expectation that we will deliver real results and professional government to Canadians.
He then went on to say:
We have also committed to set a higher bar for openness and transparency in government. It is time to shine more light on government to ensure it remains focused on the people it serves. Government and its information should be open by default. If we want Canadians to trust their government, we need a government that trusts Canadians. It is important that we acknowledge mistakes when we make them. Canadians do not expect us to be perfect — they expect us to be honest, open, and sincere in our efforts to serve the public interest.
It's a noble goal. It's the right goal. I certainly agree with the mandate or the expectation that was put out. However, having been given a new department without a clear mandate.... It would seem then that there's no longer an openness to transparency, honesty and accountability because it would be difficult for this committee and for Canadians as a whole to hold you accountable.