Mr. Speaker, it is not a question of whether he severed his ties, it is a question of the revolving door back to the private sector.
As Sheila Fraser reminded us yesterday, they still have not brought in the conflict rules. They do not exist.
Goldman Sachs made billions in derivatives. Mr. Hodgson will be designing the entire architecture for the Bank of Canada in this sector and leaving with the pass codes for the alarm system.
Mark Carney finally admitted last night that he did not include any cooling-off period in Mr. Hodgson's contract.
We have tough anti-conflict rules for ministers and their staff. Is the minister willing to work rapidly with Parliament to put in place the long-promised rules to avoid the revolving door between firms such as Goldman Sachs and the Bank of Canada?