Yesterday, Mr. Speaker, we learned that contracts for the Francophonie Games had been negotiated directly between the former minister of public works, the leader of the government in the House, and Everest and other firms.
It has also been confirmed that not one of these contracts went through the tenders process. Yet on Friday the present minister of public works was questioned about the method used by the government to negotiate its Francophonie Games contracts. His response was:
I have been advised that all appropriate administrative processes with respect to that matter were fully respected.
Can the minister explain to us why the contracts did not follow the set administrative process to which he referred on Friday?