Mr. Speaker, the RCMP has again today revealed illegal activities directly related to the sponsorship scandal. This morning the Montreal daily La Presse revealed that, in 1997, one of the heads of Groupe Everest paid for cosmetic surgeries for the spouse of Chuck Guité, the former senior official responsible for the sponsorship program, in the hopes of obtaining more federal government contracts.
This is merely the most recent bribe brought to light concerning the now infamous Liberal scandal.
The sponsorship scandal cost Canadian taxpayers millions of dollars, money that could have served our country well. This is unacceptable.
The leader of the Liberal Party wants to raise taxes, and I have to wonder if what he really wants is to line the pockets of his party cronies.
I would also like to ask the Liberal leader to tell us what happened to the $40 million still missing from government coffers.