Mr. Speaker, helping the provinces with health care? That is the same government that cut $25 billion. I think the minister will understand that the provinces are just a little suspicious of the Liberal government.
Earnscliffe got a untendered contract. There is no news there. What is news is that Earnscliffe got a contract based on false information.
It appears, according to a government contract, that Earnscliffe Research and Communications has exclusive rights to the perception analyzer. Department of Justice Canada intends to award a sole source contract to this firm. It turns out that Earnscliffe does not have the sole source rights to this.
Given that the information was faulty, why did the government give it the money? Taxpayer money should be held with a little more esteem than that.