Mr. Speaker, when we questioned the government on May 12, 1995, on the events in Somalia, the Minister of Defence stated as follows: "This government wants to make sure that all of the troubling accusations surrounding the Canadian forces deployment to Somalia are brought to light. This government has nothing to hide. This government wants the truth". Now, less than a year later, the information commissioner informs us that certain military officers deliberately falsified or eliminated information concerning this affair.
My question, a very simple one, is directed to the Minister of National Defence. What we want to know is: Who are the DND personnel who falsified documents, what are their ranks, under whose orders were they operating, and what sanctions were imposed for these actions?