September 26, 1988 (33rd Parliament, 2nd Session)

NDP

Michael Morris Cassidy

New Democratic Party

Mr. Mike Cassidy (Ottawa Centre):

Mr. Speaker, we have not seen the letter, but we have heard the tape recording by Mr. Hyland that apparently contains the same allegations as

September 26, 1988
Oral Questions
were made in the letter that the Minister received in early August.
If the Minister did nothing with the letter, if the letter contains serious allegations and the Minister did nothing for six or seven weeks, we must ask the Minister to resign for failing to do his duty.
So my question is: When did the Minister submit the letter to the RCMP and why did he defer giving the letter to the RCMP once he had read it?

Topic:   ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic:   APPARENT DELAY IN FORWARDING LETTER TO RCMP- MINISTER'S POSITION
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