Mr. Speaker, with a report of this importance, governments are always given a copy first, because they have to take action.
The precedents are clear, as I have said. In the case of the Somalia inquiry, the government received the report three days ahead of time. In the case of the Krever inquiry on contaminated blood, the government received the report five days ahead of time. In the case of the Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, it was 20 days.
In this particular case, the government has given itself the shortest time period: 12 hours.