Mr. Speaker, it came out during oral question period that the defence budget included some $600 million in additional unexpected funds.
In the minister's response, he claimed that this was for use in disaster relief operations. Yet the land forces have received $184 million in additional funding.
Was this additional amount meant to be used to meet the land force's operating budget deficit? Is that why National Defence was unable to pay its bills on time, because it had no more money?