Mr. Speaker, I thank my hon. colleague for her question and for her years and years of strong support for the Canadian men and women in uniform as well.
Yes, I speak to Canadian men and women in uniform every single day. I was proud of my 30 years in the Canadian Forces but I have never ever been prouder of the men and women who wear uniforms than I have been in the last few years. I have witnessed firsthand on the ground in Kandahar, outside the wire in Kandahar the kinds of things they are accomplishing and the kind of people they are. They are the most spectacular citizens we have in this country in the job they do and the very difficult conditions under which they do it. They and their families that support them deserve our tremendous support.
I can tell the House what the soldiers, sailors and airmen tell me and actually sum it up quickly with what happened this summer. I spent time with the Minister of National Defence in the garrison at Edmonton. We spoke to about a dozen wounded soldiers, some of them seriously wounded. Their message to the Prime Minister through the Minister of National Defence was “Please, please, please let us finish our job”. They are committed to getting it right. I wish more people in the House were as well.