Mr. Speaker, let us not forget that people involved in this issue have an opportunity to express their point of view.
As I said earlier, it is absolutely not our intention to suggest to the commission that it should call one witness instead of another.
However, it seems rather farfetched to refer, as the hon. member did, to someone who not only was the Minister of National Defence but who went on to become the Prime Minister of Canada. It does not help much to suggest that people of that stature can easily be gagged or forced into situations they do not accept.