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  • Her favourite word was liberals.

Last in Parliament October 2019, as NDP MP for Essex (Ontario)

Lost her last election, in 2019, with 35% of the vote.

Statements in the House

May 14th, 2019

Mr. Chair, obviously we are not going to get an answer from the minister tonight on whether the government intends to get to the truth for Canadians. Therefore, I will switch gears. We will talk a bit about the testimony of the former attorney general. In her testimony, she said:

I experienced a consistent and sustained effort by many people within the government to seek to politically interfere in the exercise of prosecutorial discretion in my role as the Attorney General of Canada in an inappropriate effort to secure a deferred prosecution agreement with SNC-Lavalin.

Does the minister ever think it is appropriate for anyone in the PMO, the PCO or any political actors to pressure the Attorney General about a particular case with respect to his or her prosecutorial discretion?

May 14th, 2019

Mr. Chair, no public inquiry is under way. The Ethics Commissioner's work is limited and it is not an independent public inquiry.

I will ask my question once again. Will the Liberal government call for an independent public inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin allegations that the PMO interfered politically, yes or no?

May 14th, 2019

Mr. Chair, the minister seems to be having difficulty understanding the idea of a yes or no answer, so I will ask my question again.

Does the minister think that Canadians deserve a public inquiry, yes or no?

May 14th, 2019

Mr. Chair, Canadians deserve an answer. Does the minister think Canadians deserve the truth and deserve an independent public inquiry, yes or no?

May 14th, 2019

Mr. Chair, does the minister think Canadians deserve a public inquiry, yes or no?

May 14th, 2019

Mr. Chair, it must be a no, but why will the Liberals not launch a public investigation into the SNC-Lavalin affair?

May 14th, 2019

Mr. Chair, that still does not answer my question. I will try once more.

Will the Liberal government, now, call for an independent public inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin allegations, yes or no?

May 14th, 2019

Mr. Chair, that did not answer my question.

Will the Liberal government call for an independent public inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin allegations that the PMO politically interfered, yes or no?

May 14th, 2019

Mr. Chair, will the Liberal government call for an independent public inquiry into the SNC-Lavalin allegations that the PMO interfered politically in the case, yes or no?

May 14th, 2019

Mr. Chair, could the minister tell us which members of the PMO he met with?