Mr. Speaker, the Minister of National Defence was on leave at his own expense. He was called back to work on very short notice. Government aircraft were used in this case for government business. Every rule--much more exigent, demanding rules--for the use of government aircraft was followed. This is a government that has reduced the use of government aircraft by 80% compared with the previous government.
In the House of Commons on December 9th, 2011. See this statement in context.