Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank my colleague for his question.
This individual is a competent, professional, non-partisan, independent civil servant. He has rendered advice to the Government of Canada. He has given advice to the Prime Minister, advice we trust and respect.
With respect to the integrity of the civil service, we have only the highest belief in the women and men who serve our country through these very important functions, functions that enhance and protect Canadians in matters of security, such as the one that is under discussion today.