Mr. Speaker, again, we are hearing nonsense from the opposition.
As I have said many times, this is the army's visionary plan for the future. It is the army plan. I liked it so much I made it happen five years earlier than it otherwise would, but it is the army plan.
I have spoken to Secretary Rumsfeld and General Hillier has spoken to his counterpart.
The United States is firmly committed to the Stryker. It is a state-of-the-art, extremely modern and transformational vehicle. We will be fully interoperable with the United States. We will get it fast.
As I have said before, this is fantastic news for the Canadian army. I know the opposition does not like good news.