Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Deputy Prime Minister.
In a previous Question Period I asked the Deputy Prime Minister what was the purpose of a $200,000 consultant study on parliamentarians' compensation since the government had announced its policy previous to that. The answer provided was that the government needed more information.
I was surprised to see a letter in my office yesterday on letterhead reading "Commission to Review Allowances of Members of Parliament".
When the Deputy Prime Minister stood in the House to defend the need for a $200,000 consultant study, was she aware that the commission was going to be studying the very same topic?