Mr. Speaker, the issue here is getting to the bottom of this matter.
Justice Iacobucci has no mandate, no subpoena powers and no tools to do the job. Allegation follows allegation, including the allegation that the government allowed rendition to occur. This is a serious matter.
We have now learned that the government was more concerned with preventing political fallout, with the media management of this, than preventing torture.
Justice Iacobucci is ready to serve. Why will the Prime Minister not give him the powers to hold a full public inquiry?