Mr. Speaker, for the minister's information, it is the Toronto lawyer of Paramount who made that statement. Toronto is still in Canada, Mr. Speaker. Tell the minister that! It is not very far from Kingston either.
Not only do we read English-language newspapers but we usually read a contract before we sign it. Since Paramount's lawyer himself expresses serious doubts about his client suing the Canadian government, it would be rather surprising if the government's lawyers had produced a legal opinion without any reservations that would have prevented the minister from going back on the deal.
Does the minister, who has failed miserably in his first test as defender of Canada's cultural heritage, not believe that he should table the legal opinion to show that he is really above reproach on this?