Mr. Speaker, through you, I want to ask the hon. member if I could jog his memory a bit. In 2002, the Liberal government put out a communications policy. This is what it says about policy advisers, program managers, and other functional specialists, including researchers:
Their supervisors must ensure that the head of communications, or his or her designate, is consulted on all activities and initiatives involving communication with the public or which have implications for an institution's internal communications.
Further, it goes on to say that “Ministers are the principal spokespersons of the Government of Canada”.
I wonder if that member can share with us today whether he agrees with the policy put in place by the Liberals in 2002.