Mr. Speaker, it is no wonder people are becoming increasingly cynical when they hear such answers.
Millions of dollars were wasted and, today, the government is abolishing a phoney commission that has not been used for many years. Today, we are saying goodbye to a transparent appointment process and welcoming new partisan appointments. The Conservatives have broken yet another promise. Merit is no longer important. Now, we have to rely on their good judgment. After all, the Conservatives already know who contributed to their election war chest.
Is that why they now want to abolish the Public Appointments Commission?