Mr. Speaker, the minister's position always seems to be that whenever things go wrong in the department, someone other than those in authority is responsible. Canadians do not buy that.
The minister bungled the handling of the airborne videos, video I, video II and video III. He stood back and watched while DND lawyers intimidated witnesses to discredit the Somalia inquiry. He rubber stamped the questionable promotions and appointments such as those of Anne-Marie Doyle and Colonel Peter Kenward. Now we have the DND cover-up.
If the minister is not willing to accept responsibility for the actions of the defence department, if he cannot hold senior people in the department accountable for the actions of the department, will the Minister of National Defence resign?