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Conservative MP for Haldimand—Norfolk (Ontario)

Won her last election, in 2011, with 50.90% of the vote.

Statements in the House

Public Works and Government Services June 17th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as I have said many times, no decision has been made about replacing the CF-18 fleet. We have received reports from the air force, and those reports have been reviewed by a group of experts outside government. The experts confirmed that the analysis was both thorough and impartial. We will make a decision based on the reports, and that decision will be in the best interests of the forces that need this equipment.

Public Works and Government Services June 16th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, I should reaffirm that no decision has been made yet on how to replace the CF-18s.

To make the decision, we did embark on an ambitious seven-point plan. We had an independent panel of outside experts review the assessment that was done by the RCAF. Over the next several weeks we will be carefully reviewing a number of reports on this subject so that we can make sure that we get the equipment our men and women in uniform need to do the job.

Public Works and Government Services June 12th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as members know, we launched a seven-point plan to review all of the options available to replace the fleet of CF-18s, something that the Liberals never actually did.

As part of that, an independent panel reviewed the RCAF evaluation and had this to say about the process:

In the end, we are confident in saying that the evaluation process was conducted professionally, that it was not biased in favour of any of the four aircraft and that the resulting report to ministers by the RCAF evaluation team is therefore fair, objective, and impartial in all material respects.

Public Works and Government Services June 12th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as part of our seven-point plan, a panel of experts at arm's length from the government determined that the evaluation of the various options conducted by the Royal Canadian Air Force was both rigorous and impartial.

I would like to sincerely thank this panel for its service to Canada.

Public Works and Government Services June 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, the truth is that it was the Liberals who signed the original documents for the F-35s, and look where that got us. That is why we had to step back and launch a seven-point plan to review the process, so that all of the options could be properly evaluated in a way that was both rigorous and impartial.

That has been done. It has been reviewed by a panel of independent experts to make sure that those terms were met. The ministers are now in the process of reviewing a wide range of reports that they need to make sure we make the right decision in getting the equipment that our forces need to do the job we ask of them.

Public Works and Government Services June 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as I just said, no decision has been made about replacing the CF-18 fleet. The ministers have received reports prepared by the Canadian Forces and reviewed by an independent panel of experts to ensure that the analyses are rigorous and impartial. We will make a decision and, once we have, we will announce it.

Public Works and Government Services June 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, as I indicated to the New Democrats yesterday, they really should not believe everything they read in the press. There are different reports about all the different things we could do, each one of them claiming to be what we would do. We could not possibly do them all.

Various ministers are reviewing a report from the analysis that has been prepared by the RCAF and has been viewed and reviewed by an independent panel of experts on this subject to ensure that the analysis is both rigorous and impartial. Once the decision has been taken, we will make an announcement.

Public Works and Government Services June 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, our priority is to ensure that our Canadian Forces receive the equipment they need to do the job we ask of them.

This is a very challenging initiative, but we have launched our seven-point plan to ensure that whatever decision we take is the right one. We are evaluating all of the options to replace the F-18 fleet. No decision has been reached yet, but once we do reach a decision after evaluating all of the options, then we will make the announcement.

Public Works and Government Services June 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, we are working to ensure that the Canadian Forces get the equipment they need to do their job. In order for us to do that properly, research and analyses must be conducted in a rigorous and transparent way. That is what we are doing.

That is why we brought in a panel of experts to review the analysis prepared by the armed forces. Many Canadian companies have already had business opportunities—

Public Works and Government Services June 10th, 2014

Mr. Speaker, we all know that there were problems with the procurement process to replace the CF-18s. That is why we came up with the seven-point plan in order to conduct the necessary analyses and identify and evaluate all the options for replacing the CF-18s. A decision has not yet been made. Once a decision has been made, then we will make an announcement.