Mr. Speaker, as you know, it is the opposition's job to hold the government accountable. We have been doing that for the last 20 weeks on the HRDC file.
Today I would like to stand in my place and acknowledge the sterling work of our HRDC researcher, Laurie Throness. MPs look good mostly because their researchers and assistants help them to look good. I am sure, Mr. Speaker, you can attest to that fact. We appreciate Laurie's work. He has become an expert in the use of the Access to Information Act, so much so that the department is now stonewalling and denying his requests.
Laurie Throness is a dedicated public servant. We appreciate his work and Canadians owe him a great debt of gratitude for what he has done.