Mr. Speaker, this is getting absurd.
The Prime Minister promised that we would have an independent ethics counsellor, yet that counsellor reports to the Prime Minister. Now we have this minister standing up in the House to say why he should not be investigated. Where is this going to lead?
If it is the minister who is going to respond to these questions, I am going to ask him specifically: What did this individual do? He got contracts of over $100,000. It would take most people probably two or three years to earn that amount. What did this individual specifically do that would earn him this kind of money and how was that justified?