Mr. Speaker, I do not want to repeat the same answer.
The hon. member talks about taking politics out of the issue. I think that is very good advice. I ask that the Reform Party do it. This has nothing to do with the men and women who are serving in Bosnia or in Haiti.
This has to do with a very difficult problem that occurred before the government was elected. It has been a very difficult problem to handle, to make sure that we are fair to the institution and to the principles of basic justice.
I am as concerned as the members on that side about recent events, especially in the facts outlined in Mr. Grace's letter. If the hon. member were to read Mr. Grace's letter he would see that in this case the department has acted extremely responsibly by getting outside opinions, by having an outside investigation as well as a military police investigation. If there is wrongdoing, it will be dealt with in the appropriate way.
As a former member of the military, the hon. member should know about the military justice system and respect it because he supported it for years while he was a member of the armed forces.