Mr. Speaker, this is another embarrassing example of the government's incompetence and inability to negotiate with our international partners.
The Canadian Forces have been guests of the United Arab Emirates since 2001. The Prime Minister cut the Minister of National Defence out of negotiations, giving preference to the opinion of the government House leader.
Not surprisingly, Canada is now in a foreign policy debacle entirely of the government's making.
Why is the government creating obstacles for our soldiers and enormous costs for Canadians instead of being competent and negotiating with our international partners?