Mr. Speaker, I regard it as a great diminution of MP abilities to have my integrity falsely attacked.
The member for Scarborough Southwest has falsely asserted in the House that I broke House of Commons rules in 2011. In fact, I proactively approached the House of Commons to pay for my cellphone use. The House of Commons specifically authorized me to purchase my cellphone use. On discovering that an MP ad ran after the 2011 vote of non-confidence, I immediately repaid the cost of it.
That is not breaking the rules; that is being scrupulously ethical, down to the very last penny, and complying with the rules.
I ask the Speaker to order that member to withdraw his false statement.