Mr. Speaker, once again, the program to purchase the new jet fighters was begun by the party of the member opposite.
However, let us listen to what the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada had to say, just a week ago, about the ability to compete for the production of 3,000 to 5,000 aircraft internationally:
This amount represents more than $12 Billion in opportunities on the partner's fleet....
It goes on to encourage all members of the House to support the nearly 150,000 direct, indirect and induced jobs that it would generate.
I do not know why the members opposite in the Liberal Party have changed their position on support for this great initiative.