Mr. Speaker, we strive to be open and transparent so that Canadians know we are making responsible investments.
Information on individual transactions that are eligible, as with IRBs, is commercially sensitive. We must receive consent from the contractor. In order to provide the reporter with the most fulsome answer to the question, we spoke with the company. The departmental officials followed all appropriate steps respecting the privacy of all individuals.
Threatening the source or the reporter is not the way we do media relations.