Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for her question and I can understand her feeling a bit discouraged by what is happening today. Obviously it is ultimately the institution that is threatened.
We work in good faith in committee. We want to give it our best and help ensure that things go well.
It is distressing to see the government be so pathologically stubborn. I think that she is right to feel disappointed. We share her disappointment because the House's time could have been used for other purposes. At the same time, it is the opposition's role to act as a watchdog.
Once again, the government should have relied on the very able judgment of the committee, which had everything it needed to take an objective, informed look at this appointment.