Hon. Herb Gray (Deputy Prime Minister, Lib.)
Mr. Speaker, I am really surprised that the hon. member, a lawyer of long standing, has forgotten or is deliberately--perhaps not deliberately, I had better withdraw that--overlooking basic principles of Canadian and British justice that someone does something illegal when it is found to be so by a court, after a charge has been laid and the charge has been proven beyond a reasonable doubt. This has not happened here. The minister acted in good faith, as I have said before, based on information obtained for her from the municipal authorities by her staff.
Topic: Oral Question Period
Subtopic: Minister for International Cooperation