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View Karen Vecchio Profile
CPC (ON)
It reiterates our point in the first place and our original motion.
I will just read it into the record:
That, in respect of the Committee’s study of the government’s reasons for the prorogation of Parliament in August 2020, the Committee:
(a) renew the invitation issued to the Prime Minister to appear before the committee, provided that if he does not agree, within one week of the adoption of this motion, to appear for at least three hours, the Chair shall be instructed to report to the House forthwith a recommendation that this committee be empowered to order his appearance from time to time;
(b) renew the invitations issued to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, each to appear separately before the committee, provided that in respect of each of them who does not agree, within one week of the adoption of this motion, to appear for at least 90 minutes each, the Chair shall be instructed to report to the House forthwith a recommendation that this committee be empowered to order her appearance from time to time;
(c) renew the invitations issued to the Honourable Bill Morneau, Katie Telford, Craig Kielburger and Marc Kielburger, each to appear separately before the committee, provided that in respect of each of them who does not agree, within one week of the adoption of this motion, to appear for at least three hours each, a summons do issue for his or her appearance before the Committee at a date and time determined by the Chair but no later than one month following the adoption of this motion;
(d) renew the invitations issued to Farah Perelmuter and Martin Perelmuter, to appear before the committee, provided that if they do not agree, within one week of the adoption of this motion, to appear for at least 90 minutes, a summons do issue for their appearance before the Committee at a date and time determined by the Chair but no later than one month following the adoption of this motion;
(e) issue an order for the production of all memoranda, e-mails, text messages, documents, notes or other records from the Prime Minister’s Office and the Privy Council Office, since June 25, 2020, concerning options, plans and preparations for the prorogation of Parliament, including polling and public opinion research used to inform the decision to prorogue Parliament, provided that these documents shall be provided to the clerk of the committee within two weeks of the adoption of this motion;
(f) issue an order for the production of records of all communications between the government and any of WE Charity (or its affiliated organizations), Craig Kielburger, Marc Kielburger, or Speakers’ Spotlight, since June 25, 2020, in respect of the prorogation of Parliament, provided that these documents shall be provided to the clerk of the committee within two weeks of the adoption of this motion;
(g) issue orders to WE Charity (including its affiliated organizations), Craig Kielburger, Marc Kielburger and Speakers’ Spotlight for the production of all memoranda, e-mails, text messages, documents, notes or other records, since June 25, 2020, concerning the prorogation of Parliament, provided that these documents shall be provided to the clerk of the committee within two weeks of the adoption of this motion; and
(h) all documents provided to the clerk of the committee in respect of paragraphs (e) to (g) shall be published on the committee’s website as soon as practical upon receipt, once they are available in both official languages.
Madam Chair, I want to bring this motion forward. As you know, this is ultimately where we're at in this study. We can continue to ask for academics to be here. We can continue to ask for people from across this country and across the globe to come here to give us their perspectives, but ultimately, there is only one perspective we need and that is that of the Prime Minister.
Regarding the people who have been asked—just in case any of the members are asking—you will see that this is all to do with the prorogation study and, perhaps, additional information that has been provided previously to the witnesses we have asked here. Was there any plan for this prorogation? This is something that we would like to look into. The Prime Minister himself changed the Standing Orders, and these are things that he said he would put forward. When it comes to being an accountable and transparent government, let's see it.
Thank you very much for your time, Madam Chair, and I look forward to the conversation.
View Alain Therrien Profile
BQ (QC)
Okay. However, when you bring up telework, the CERB and all these reasons for the prorogation, you're misleading the committee, because we started talking about this in March.
I'll go back to August 18. You're telling me that it's a date like any other. I'm troubled to hear this from the Leader of the Government in the House. I know you well, Mr. Rodriguez. I know that your comments are more specific and that you're smarter than this.
You're telling me that you chose August 18, but that it could have been another date.
Why did Mr. Morneau, who was the Minister of Finance, resign on August 17?
View Pablo Rodriguez Profile
Lib. (QC)
Look, you should refer to his own statements. I don't remember them, but I could send you his speech.
View Alain Therrien Profile
BQ (QC)
We're talking about the Minister of Finance. We aren't talking about—
View Alain Therrien Profile
BQ (QC)
I'm asking you the question. Was he involved in the scandal?
Was his name brought up in the meetings of the committees that looked at the WE Charity scandal?
View Pablo Rodriguez Profile
Lib. (QC)
Did the opposition bring up his name? Yes, they brought up his name, along with many other names—
View Pablo Rodriguez Profile
Lib. (QC)
View Alain Therrien Profile
BQ (QC)
It's very clear to me. On August 17, the Minister of Finance was forced to resign because of his involvement in the scandal. On August 18, you prorogued Parliament, thereby putting an end to the work of the committees that were looking at the WE Charity scandal.
Who were you trying to save?
Once the Minister of Finance had resigned, who would have been next to end up in the hot seat and be forced to resign because of his involvement in the scandal?
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