Mr. Speaker, the Reform Party and its leader seem to think solutions can be instant in the very difficult situation in the former Yugoslavia.
During the 20 days we had members of our armed forces detained all we heard from that party were not constructive suggestions but "why have you not done anything, why don't you have any results?" The way that situation turned out, the calm diplomacy using the appropriate channels to gain the release of our people at Ilijas and Captain Rechner and Captain LaPalm was the right way to go about it.
If hon. members of the Reform Party were directing Canada's defence policy, who knows what danger our troops would be in.