Mr. Speaker, we are obviously talking about the minister who remained seated, not about the one who stood up.
On August 4, 2009, Jason Downey was appointed to that same Canadian International Trade Tribunal.
Who is Jason Downey? He is none other than the minister's chief campaign organizer in his riding of Mégantic—L'Érable.
Does the minister understand that he is responsible for the apparent conflict of interest in that file and that he should be the one facing the consequences?