Mr. Speaker, I am very puzzled because, as I have said repeatedly, there was no appointment made. We were not in the business of doing that and no offer was ever made.
I know it might have been different had there been a Liberal government because the fellow who had an interest in it, Larry O'Brien, was actually appointed by former Prime Minister Chrétien to an advisory council and was a major fundraiser for the Liberals. In fact, he was even president of the Laurier Club for big donors.
If the Liberal Party were still in government I suspect perhaps that appointment might have been made because he would have been in a position to deliver.