Mr. Speaker, we will not have an Auditor General's report to look into it and see if the government has done its job or not.
For weeks, the President of the Treasury Board has said that they always consider funding requests from officers of Parliament—this while denying the Office of the Auditor General the money that it has repeatedly requested. The Auditor General needs another $10.8 million to do his job, including audits on cybersecurity and Arctic sovereignty. This is less than the money the government gave to Loblaws for refrigerators.
Why is giving money to their friends more important than transparency and accountability?