Mr. Speaker, the extension of the contract for the maintenance of the CF-18s was done in June.
However, there is one thing about which I want to make certain. As we pursue this line of questioning, which is interesting, I want to make certain that I understand the position of my friends in the Reform Party.
Very recently three contracts for Hercules were awarded to CAE of Edmonton, Alberta, totalling $108 million. It was done on the same basis. Very recently Computing Devices Canada was awarded a contract for the land forces communications system on the same basis. It is worth $90 million.
I want to know if it is a question of cherry picking, a question of principle or do they know the difference between the two.