Mr. Speaker, fair enough but I would just say that there is no defence for inaction in this case.
Sam Steele must be spinning in his grave. The government's ad hoc investigation cannot compel or protect witnesses. It will not report to Parliament and it is not even public. Yesterday, former Commissioner Zaccardelli acknowledged that the appointed head of the investigation had numerous professional relations with senior RCMP officers in the past. How can this be considered neutral?
Will the government launch a proper inquiry or is this just one pension-gate cover-up piled on top of another?