Mr. Speaker, the fact is that the Prime Minister is head of the government for all Canadians.
The Leader of the Opposition wants to make this a partisan exercise when Canadians want the government to act. The Prime Minister has acted. The government defended Gomery and that is what is really important to realize here.
Furthermore, the former prime minister does have a right to defend himself in front of Gomery as an individual.
We know what that party believes about individual rights. We know what that party believes about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. All Canadians deserve the opportunity to defend themselves.