Mr. Speaker, just a few short years ago, the Prime Minister said in a throne speech:
No aspect of responsible government is more fundamental than having the trust of citizens....It is time for accountability.
Those are the words of the government. I think those thoughts are shared by a great many Canadians.
If it is time for accountability, why would the government be preventing the Prime Minister and the former minister of foreign affairs from appearing before a parliamentary committee that its task is directly to deal with this question?