Mr. Speaker, the industry minister accepted a trip from the Irvings that was well over the $200 limit in the code of conduct.
He threatened the ExxonMobil president on behalf of the Irvings. He failed to notify the ethics counsellor about his trip until after he had lobbied for the Irvings. After the ethics counsellor warned him, he continued to lobby for the Irvings and even co-signed the $55 million grant to their company.
Will the minister now resign?