Mr. Speaker, he needs to work on his French.
We know there is a delay caused by the industry minister. We already know the former minister of defence worked for Hill & Knowlton, the lobby firm that promoted the EADS CASA C-295, a competitor of Alenia's C-27J.
Interestingly enough, the current chief of staff of the minister, William King, has been senior vice-president for the very same firm.
Would the Minister of Industry assure the House that his chief of staff was not involved in any meetings with the Departments of Public Works and National Defence for that bid and that he recused himself from that file?