Mr. Speaker, the question was: Did we give support to the plan? The government has dithered on this issue for years while the Americans have been looking for a positive Canadian response.
The director general of policy and planning in the Department of National Defence stated:
—the value of our political support will depreciate as we approach decision time. Once the U.S. has made its decision, that value will be reduced to nothing.
When will the government get off the fence and speak out in Canada's national interest?