Mr. Speaker, the government cannot slough this off. It is being investigated now by the OPP.
If the government thinks it can whitewash this illegality with some retroactive exemption buried in the budget bill, it needs to think again. A new government in October could just as easily withdraw that phony absolution, especially for those who pressured the RCMP into illegal conduct and then lied about it.
Who concocted the plan to destroy the data illegally while deceitfully telling the Information Commissioner that it was preserved?