Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for his insight on this matter. At the end of the day, one of the most important things for the function of the government, or the House, for that matter, is our ability to have the utmost faith in our public servants. As the member for Winnipeg North said earlier, once we start to allow the House, through the direction of the Prime Minister, to demand that people come before committee, we run the risk of starting to challenge those individuals. It is a slippery slope.
I am wondering if the member could tell us, in his opinion, why it is so important that we maintain this level of professionalism and respect for our civil servants so that we can continue to get non-partisan, professional information from them.