Mr. Speaker, it is unfortunate that members of the NDP continually try to drag debate in this House down to a lower level.
The parliamentary secretary indicated some of the things that our government is doing. It is important that we have a presence in the north, whether it is through our navy, our air force or our rangers. However, the issue of a research station in the north will answer a lot of the questions that we have about the situation that is changing there as far as climate, pollution and issues like that are concerned.
I would just like him to comment a bit further on the proposed research station in the Arctic.