Mr. Speaker, no matter whose prerogative it was, there are e-mails out there that were denied. The minister insisted that Mr. Farley's e-mail was untrue. The minister's director of communications used even more creative language and told reporters to check with Mr. Farley. They did and Mr. Farley said exactly this, that he stood behind his e-mail which said that “The Secretary of State wants to hire Everest as the agency”.
To clear this up, will the minister turn this over this afternoon to the ethics counsellor and tell him to talk to all sides and get to the bottom of this so that we do not spend another few weeks in Parliament going around contracts? To get to the bottom of it, that is what the ethics counsellor is for--