Mr. Speaker, they may be doing their job, but it is the minister we are asking about.
The communications plan and the strategy were ready to go in August, but the minister waited until January to release the information on the audit and only after she received an access to information request. We have been giving the minister the benefit of the doubt. We thought she was simply not up to the job, but now we see something even worse. It appears she followed a plan down to a t , which was to hunker down, batten down the hatches and hope that no one asked about the audit until it was old news.
Why did she try to hide the fact that she mismanaged $1 billion in her department?