Mr. Speaker, to find out as much as possible is in everyone's best interests as long as the information available is of some contemporary utility.
As recently as September of last year the hon. leader of the third party felt it was appropriate to try to get to the recommendations of the commission of inquiry before a federal election. As a government we have extended for the third time the mandate of this commission. We recognize that not everyone is satisfied with that decision.
The hon. member speaks about the recommendations of the commissioners of inquiry. I recall there were three recommendations in the last letter. As I remember the text of the letter, one recommendation clearly indicated that the ultimate scenario would be that the commission would not finish its work until at the earliest the end of 1998. At some point you have to decide what you think is in the best interest.
If the hon. member would check with members of the Canadian forces and with most of the people who have been observing the
work of the commission of inquiry, he would find there is a fair amount of support for the decision the government took.