Mr. Speaker, in 2008, Julie Couillard was a very busy woman. In addition to being a real estate agent and businesswoman, she was paid $7,750 a month to engage in illegal lobbying. She took advantage of her contacts with the Conservatives to win contracts. She pressured the current Minister of State for Small Business and Tourism and Michael Fortier's employees to move PWGSC offices into offices owned by the Kevlar Group.
We know that ethics are not their forte, but can the minister tell us when he finally realized that he was being lobbied and why he did not report those relationships immediately to the Commissioner of Lobbying?