That is pretty rich, Mr. Speaker. He is in, but he should be out, quite frankly.
Here is another situation. When he talks about legitimate spending, why was it the only party raided by the RCMP? Because only one party crafted a scheme to exceed national spending limits and bilk taxpayers out of illegal rebates.
Conservative candidates, like the one in my riding, are left holding the bag by a national campaign that pressured them to take part in this scheme. These candidates want to testify before a parliamentary committee, where the majority of MPs there want to hear from them.
Why is the government forcing its members, including the member for Nepean—Carleton, to filibuster the ethics committee?