Mr. Speaker, from that answer, I am not sure whether or not the government thinks there is a potential threat of missile attack.
Let me ask another question about Canada's national interest. We are being left out of the evolution of air defence in North America. It is clear that Canada will become increasingly irrelevant in Norad if this goes ahead and it is clear that the United States will go ahead whether or not Canada participates.
Does the Prime Minister believe it is essential for Canada to be involved in the continental air defence of North America?