Mr. Speaker, I thank my colleague for the question. It is always a pleasure to work with him in committee.
A disproportionately high number of former Liberal Party ministers, organizers, and fundraisers were awarded contracts for cannabis permits. I understand the hon. member's concern.
Is cronyism between Asian governments, certain companies there and certain companies here in Canada, what is behind the use of taxpayers' money and public money to pave the way for future political patronage to benefit government friends?
That is an excellent question. Judging by what has been going on these past few months, that is highly likely unfortunately.