Mr. Speaker, I rise today on a question of personal privilege.
On May 18, 2006, the member of Parliament for Ajax—Pickering stood in the House and accused me of using my position as Minister of Finance to benefit a family member. The member stated as fact that I had adopted a capital cost allowance for forest bioenergy in the 2006 budget in order to benefit Dorset, a small industrial chemical company that is owned by one of my brothers.
Referring to environment programs, the member for Ajax--Pickering said:
It is time for the government to listen to Canadians. Instead of slashing valuable programs like EnerGuide and keeping only the program that benefited the finance minister's brother, the government needs to focus on the priorities of Canadians, honour our Kyoto commitments--
I call upon the member to apologize. I would table the letter from the Ethics Commissioner declaring that there is no conflict of interest.