Mr. Speaker, my question is for the minister of Indian affairs.
Grassroots aboriginals are angry and upset that the minister's office leaks confidential letters and yet withholds information which might embarrass the department.
We have an internal departmental memo which directs a senior bureaucrat to withhold information requested by a band member under access to information because it might make the department of Indian affairs look bad.
Did the minister direct her bureaucrats to withhold this information? If not, did this directive come from her? Where did it come from?