Hopefully stable funding for the forces will come with that going into the future. In doing more with less and getting rid of lower priority initiatives, I think it's incumbent upon us, as stewards of the department, to constantly review what's being done. I think so much is done because we've always done something that way. We've always funded a certain initiative. We don't evaluate the effectiveness or the efficiency or the need for that initiative any longer. They've done a lot of work in the department of defence to look at just those things, but it can always be done. The private sector model can apply when you look at your bottom 20% every year of what you spend your funding on and ensure that it's still required and reallocate internally to higher priority items. I had to do it in Coast Guard and at Passport Canada. I think it's just part of stewardship of funds.
On April 4th, 2017. See this statement in context.