Mr. Speaker, the helicopters will be replaced far faster than the hon. member suggests. Indeed, I have said repeatedly and my colleague, the Minister of Public Works, has said the same thing, that it is a very high priority for us to get that new helicopter as fast as possible. That is one of the main reasons we rebundled the contracts, to get that helicopter faster. We are working with industry and my department to ensure that helicopter comes with the very least delay possible.
In the House of Commons on May 28th, 2003. See this statement in context.