Mr. Speaker, I understand the government is concerned, but so are we all when the government's concerns have no effect on what is going on in the armed forces. The minister ought to be aware of that.
We want to know, because it is the public which pays for the Canadian Armed Forces, whether extremely reprehensible actions have taken place, as this is a very serious matter.
Does the Prime Minister not realize that there is a problem of credibility, the credibility of his government even, when the Minister of Defence refuses systematically to reveal any information whatsoever concerning events of this gravity, particularly when one considers that absolutely every time we have raised any question here in the House concerning DND we have just about had to hold a parliamentary inquiry to get things moving? The minister is always talking about his serious concerns, but never does
anything concrete about those concerns. There are never any real steps taken to remedy matters.