Mr. Speaker, if we are talking about credibility, let us put the facts on the table.
It was the minister of fisheries in April 1993, when the Liberal Party was in opposition, who called for an inquiry into the whole question of the deployment to Somalia. This government delivered on that particular promise once it came into office and once we were assured that any commission would not interfere with the judicial process that we inherited and that was under way with the courts martial.
On the incident that has recently come to light, how can the hon. member talk about the credibility of the government when it was the officials in the government, the deputy minister and the chief of the defence staff, who drew these very troubling matters to the attention of the information commissioner? There was an internal investigation by the military police.
If that is not good enough for the hon. member, there has been an investigation by a third party, the information commissioner. He has rendered his judgment. It was made public yesterday and action will be taken. Those matters in his report parallel the facts in the military police report. The military police report is with the department's lawyers. That is all I can say on the matter at this point so as not to injure anyone who may be involved.