In a ministerial statement made today Mr. Jay Hill says the following regarding the question of Ministerial Staffers being banned by the Government from appearing before Parliamentary committees.
"We recognize that the committees do have the authority to call for persons and papers."
So they recognize that the committees have the authority and yet they are saying that the staffers will not appear.
This is called a willful violation of the constitution and the constitution and the law. According to the Harper government's own claims about law and order they should put themselves in prison.
A shocking number of Canadians apparently don't care about a government that willfully flouts the constitution, the law, and the will of parliament. Let us not forget that Hitler was elected to government.