Mr. Speaker, it is fascinating to listen to this debate tonight. We are talking about basic financial accountability of the Senate. The Conservatives and Liberals are talking as though this is some kind of parliamentary apocalypse, a complete shutting down of Parliament, a complete shutting down of legislation.
I find it fascinating to hear my friends in the Liberal Party say that we have a moral obligation to engage in this national consultation about whether people who have been ripping off the taxpayer should be held accountable to the taxpayer.
I have not heard anything from either party tonight about the corruption. I have heard nothing about the fact that guys like Mac Harb were acting as lobbyists for oil and gas, while charging fake housing allowances and collecting it. I just heard members talking about people's constitutional rights to be protected, a crook in Kanata, while he does not even have the constitutional right to sit in the Senate.
I would like to ask my hon. colleague why he thinks that a question about finances and about financial spending and accountability so deeply offends the Liberal Party.