Mr. Speaker, my response to the hon. member in this instance in essence is the same as it was in the previous instance.
What is happening to the coast guard is the result of a number of studies that went back to 1962, 1975, 1990 and which ended in the mix of DFO and the coast guard. As part of this we are rationalizing this fleet of 162 ships, reducing it by over 30. The decisions have not been made. The discussions are still continuing.
I am not familiar with the document to which the hon. member refers, but I can assure him that in this instance, as in any other
instance with the government, there will be no favouritism. The decisions will be made with fairness and equity for all.