Est-ce que le gouvernement va la faire?
Lâ€™hon. Bardish Chagger (leader du gouvernement Ã la Chambre des communes, Lib.): Monsieur le PrÃ©sident, nous savons que les dÃ©putÃ©s qui siÃ¨gent au ComitÃ© permanent de la justice et des droits de la personne ont Ã©tudiÃ© ce dossier. Exactement comme ils l'ont demandÃ©, le premier ministre a renoncÃ© au secret professionnel et au secret du Cabinet pour que l'ancienne procureure gÃ©nÃ©rale puisse faire son tÃ©moignage. Nous savons que les comitÃ©s font leur travail. Nous savons que le commissaire Ã l'Ã©thique fait son travail parce qu'il y a une enquÃªte maintenant. Nous allons respecter leur travail. Je pense que le NPD doit savoir que c'est un de ses dÃ©putÃ©s qui a demandÃ© plus de documents. C'est exactement pourquoi l'ancienne procureure gÃ©nÃ©rale les a donnÃ©s.
Mr. Peter Julian (New Westminsterâ€”Burnaby, NDP): Mr. Speaker, this scandal is not going away. Every day, there is fresh evidence that the Prime Minister and his chief advisers misled this House and misled Canadians. No evidence so far has been as compelling and as devastating to the Prime Minister's case as the audio recording that Canadians heard this weekend. The Prime Minister should stop hiding or trying to talk his way out of this. He needs to do the right thing. Will he come clean with Canadians by calling a public inquiry now?
Hon. Bardish Chagger (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Lib.): Mr. Speaker, the justice committee sat and had witnesses appear; at every step, the opposition members, including the New Democrats, said that the committee would not meet and witnesses would not appear. They said that the former attorney general would not be able to speak and share her story; the Prime Minister waived solicitor-client privilege as well as cabinet confidence to ensure that Canadians could hear everything that they should get to hear because we believe that is exactly how it should be.
The former minister also confirmed that she had nothing further to offer a formal process. That is within her testimony and we know that all facts are now on the table.