Mr. Speaker, my question is for the Minister of National Defence.
Bristol Aerospace is one of the largest employers in my riding. It employs hundreds of well trained men and women. After this week's budget, however, fears were raised that severe job losses would occur at Bristol as a result of possible changes to the CF-5 repair program for the military. This is of great concern to Bristol employees, it is of concern to me and I know it is of great concern to the minister of defence.
Can the minister tell the House what discussions he has had concerning this matter and can he offer some encouraging news for Bristol employees this morning?