Mr. Speaker, maybe Liberal members should have showed up yesterday instead of calling for another meeting today. The 1993 Liberal red book of promises said:
If government is to play a positive role in society, as it must, honesty and integrity in our political institutions must be restored.
Yet this week, seven years later, the auditor general said:
Our audit examined four of the grant and contribution programs by HRDC. We found breaches of authority, payments made improperly, very limited monitoring of finances and activities, and approvals not based on established processes.
Given the government's dismal failure to restore public confidence, why should Canadians trust it with their votes?