Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Prime Minister.
Last February, David Lutz, a Hampton, New Brunswick, lawyer told all his staff to become members of the Liberal Party to protect his firm's lucrative contract with the federal Department of Justice. In a memo to staff, of which I have a copy, Mr. Lutz wrote:
...our number one client here is the Federal Department of Justice. We keep this business as long as John and I maintain high profiles in party activities.
I ask the Prime Minister: Is it his policy for the government to award contracts based on party involvement and not on who can or has the ability to do the job?