Mr. Speaker, three contracts produced three reports that are virtually identical.
I concentrated on the first contract, and I noticed that on July 2, 1996, the contract was awarded for $250,000. Two months later, despite the fact that work had yet to begin on the contract, there was a recommendation to increase the fee from $250,000 to $500,000 for this contract. All of the other terms and conditions remained the same.
Could I please be told why someone, in the middle of the summer, decided to double the price for the Groupaction contract?