Mr. Speaker, I received a copy of an e-mail communication between the supervisor of an HRDC office in northern Ontario and other staff which raises question about the MP's role in awarding HRDC grants. The communication states:
I suspect that the MP will want some projects funded that will not meet the apparent objectives of the JCP.
The member in question is now a cabinet minister and former parliamentary secretary to HRDC.
This culture of political influence demands investigation, so I have a question for the Prime Minister. Will he appoint an independent public inquiry to get to the bottom of this mess?