Mr. Speaker, what is secret is the way the government abused those funds. That is what the secret is.
Let us see some facts about this unity reserve. One, it was used as seed money for the sponsorship scandal. Two, the finance minister, now the current Prime Minister, had to sign off on the usage. Three, it cost taxpayers half a billion dollars. Four, its existence was hidden from even the Auditor General.
The Prime Minister claims that it was nothing more than “a normal accounting procedure”. If so, why cancel it?