Mr. Speaker, I guess that was an answer.
This time, the minister needs to give the victims a straight answer.
She could have extended the tax deadline to allow for an investigation. That is obvious, but she refused to do it.
She could have been clear and told people to wait before paying taxes on fraudulent payments, but she refused to be clear with the victims.
People saw what a disaster the Phoenix pay system was. They do not really want to send a cheque to Ottawa based on a promise of reimbursement, because they fear it could take years to get their money back.
Why does the minister refuse to take the victims' side?