I just hide my grey hair.
On the subject of the economic benefits from the contracts that the government is currently handing out, you seem to be fairly confident, from the aerospace industry's point of view. Earlier, you were asked about the F-35 aircraft and you seem to be satisfied and happy with the direction the government is taking.
We at least have a text from you, which is important for us, and, in your second recommendation, a very eloquent one, you say:
AIAC recommends that government and industry work in partnership to develop, adopt and implement a cohesive and visionary defence industrial strategy…
The way in which that is written implies that a strategy does not exist at present. You continue with the words:
This strategy should align Canada's defence industrial capability and Canada's military needs; maintain other benefits to Canada and the defence sector…
Those are all fine intentions that I share and I feel that my party also shares, but they do not correspond to current government actions. Everything is uncertain still. All we see is contracts being given to a foreign company, an American one, and we are rushing after little scraps from that table.
I wonder about the extent to which you are able to influence the government to improve things when it comes to a real military defence plan.