Mr. Speaker, it was not the Department of National Defence nor the minister who went outside for this information. It was Mr. McAuliffe of the CBC. This is pretty important stuff. What the information commissioner wrote yesterday about the destruction and alteration of documents in national defence strikes to the heart of our system not just in national defence but in government.
The Somalia commissioners must be able to trust the documents they receive from the Department of National Defence. The media relies on access to information to do its job, as do members of Parliament and Canadians across the country.
The minister's mismanagement of his department has placed this whole trust in jeopardy. He is responsible for his officials. He has had clear warning of the problems. Will he resign?