Mr. Speaker, the truth is that the Conservatives are shutting down this investigation.
The government's lack of transparency has consequences for detainees who might be tortured, and also for our troops. At the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development last Thursday, General Hillier said that the government knew for two years that we were short 1,000 soldiers for the mission in Kandahar. The government only revealed that information a few months ago.
Why hide that information from this House and Canadians for two years? Why put our troops at greater risk that way?