Mr. Speaker, the total cost of Canada's participation in the war in Afghanistan is mounting. It is now pegged at $3.1 billion since the war's start in 2001. Yesterday the defence minister admitted that the costs of the war were inevitably going to get higher and higher.
Canadians are paying for an ill-planned, poorly executed and dangerous mission, a mission that has no exit strategy. Commanders admit there is no military win to be had in Afghanistan.
Could the minister tell the House what the total cost for Canada will be by February 2009?