First of all, on the issue of whether it's an official government position, we have to remember that the Government of Canada did send a letter to the White House administration asking them to make the Super Hornet available for an interim purchase and requesting 18 planes. The government has taken a position.
Now, have the wheels fallen off that request, with the Bombardier-Boeing fight? Maybe, but at the same time they haven't said that they're not buying the Super Hornet, either. The minister has been clear in his interviews, including this past weekend, that they are looking at all the options, but that still includes the Super Hornet.
Because there is the official request from the government to the U.S. administration to clear the path for Canada to acquire 18 Super Hornets, I think this is relevant.
For those of you who are concerned about the wording of this motion, I would just point out that this motion is completely replicated from a motion by Minister Scott Brison. He brought forward this exact motion about F-35s in 2009.