Mr. Speaker, a serious question deserves a serious answer.
The rules governing the conduct of federal public servants are found in the Values and Ethics Code for the Public Service. These rules outline situations where there could be real or apparent conflict of interest within the public service.
If there is a conflict of interest between personal interests and those related to public interest, the conflict must be resolved in favour of the public interest.
Ms. Gendron's case is now before the administration and internal management of the Department of Canadian Heritage. Therefore we will let the process take its course.