Mr. Speaker, I welcome the concern of the hon. member who has read as we all have the very disturbing comments in the paper. I agree with his conclusions that something should be done. It should be sent to committee or somehow investigated by this House, since this House has been accused by a high court official while sitting on the bench.
I also bring to your attention, Mr. Speaker, that the genesis of this and just a bit of the background is that another independent officer of this House, a representative of the auditor general was the person who originally brought this situation forward. That person too was not openly criticized by the judge but I suppose by inference is part of the rabble the judge refers to since he is also highlighted.
I would also bring to your attention, Mr. Speaker, that members of the official opposition asked questions during question period which brought this to a head and highlighted this question. I think it was the member for St. Albert who brought this question forward. The Minister of Labour responded after a certain number of questions with the solution that this man must be dismissed.
When motive is impugned, as has already been mentioned, not only to the government but by inference to all of us including the official opposition, including the auditor general who brought forward the case of how ridiculous this situation was and how it needed to be remedied and when the remedy was brought to bear on it we have all been smeared with the comments that we are acting somehow inappropriately.
I think the actions of the minister were appropriate, as were the actions of the official opposition and the auditor general. Certainly I concur with the member's conclusion that this must be investigated and I believe a censure will be forthcoming following that investigation.