Thank you very much, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, Minister, for coming today. As you know, I'm from a riding that has a long military tradition. That's Kingston and the Islands. We take great pride in the fact that we have the historic Fort Henry, a world-class military base, and of course the RMC, the Royal Military College. One of the remarkable things I find about our base and the personnel who work on the base in particular are the men and women who work there and their dedication. It's not just their dedication to the military and their profession but their dedication to community building. The men and women who are in uniform in my riding are also very active members of the community. They get involved in coaching sporting teams. They're involved in charitable organizations. They are really embedded into our communities.
One of the remarkable things I found when our committee travelled abroad to visit some of our troops in Latvia and Ukraine was just the incredible amount of professionalism that was on display, the way that commanded the attention of our colleagues from other nations, and how they were receiving Canadians in particular. I was very happy to see in the defence policy review real and solid dedication toward supporting men and women in uniform being the number one and main focus. I'm wondering if you can provide an update in terms of the supplementary estimates and how you are investing in the forces, most importantly, in our men and women in uniform.