Mr. Speaker, I cannot believe how quickly they can make concessions sometimes.
The minister is flip-flopping for the simple reason that the initiative was flawed and implemented too hastily. There is a lesson in that for the Conservatives, who shun all forms of consultation. They did absolutely nothing to ensure that the proposed electronic eavesdropping program respected people's privacy. The minister has now acknowledged that, and about time too.
Will he now tell us how many conversations were recorded unbeknownst to travellers, and for how long those recordings will be kept?