Madam Speaker, I would like to pursue this a little further. We were told when troops were sent to Haiti that they would be there for six months. An extension would be asked for.
We do not know how long the troops are going on this humanitarian effort. So when I say ad infinitum, I want to know why parliamentarians are not given more information and why the government or the minister of defence does not establish what our role is in terms of the military and defence. Are we peacekeepers or are we more than that? Let us tool ourselves up for that.
It is very frustrating in my opinion to see us committing and stretching ourselves out and not really getting the recognition and
the credit that we could still be getting even though we do have the best troops in Canada.
How long will this be for now? Why are the troops not out of Haiti?