Mr. Speaker, in this story, the government is not the victim, it is the accomplice of the Phoenix fiasco.
The opposition, the media, and public servants do not believe the Liberal government's story. It is refusing to take responsibility, and it is hiding behind excuses that nobody buys. The software should have been phased in to ensure that everyone was prepared to implement it properly. That was clear from the Gartner report commissioned by Treasury Board, whose minister is here.
On behalf of all Canadians, I am asking the minister to apologize for the bad decision she made last February 24.