The president and vice-chancellor of Laurentian University said that he did reach out to both the provincial and federal governments and was transparent about the university's financial difficulties prior to seeking creditor protection on February 1st, CBC News reported. Robert Haché made that comment during an appearance at the Standing Committee on Official Languages on Thursday. Haché was questioned by both Sudbury MP Paul Lefebvre and Timmins-James Bay MP Charlie Angus. Lefebvre continues to say he did not know of the depth of the financial crisis, but he did offer all of the help the federal government could have provided through the Ministry of Official Languages. Lefebvre asked Haché during Thursday's committee meeting if it was correct that he (Lefebvre) first learned of the university's financial problems during a meeting with Haché on December 22. Read more.