There is a revelation, Mr. Speaker. The United States is an ally.
The Prime Minister was very clear last November when he said that we will certainly have discussions and consultations with Canadians. He agreed to a throne speech amendment that would enable a debate and a vote in the House.
Now we know the Prime Minister took the back door to signing missile defence. He bypassed Parliament. He committed Canada without a detailed proposal or a public debate about the costs or the benefits. He has diminished Canada's influence in the program.
Why did the Prime Minister fumble this file so badly and why has he not come clean with Canadians about this important issue? When did he intend to do so?