Mr. Speaker, in July 2011, General Leslie presented a thoughtful and reasoned report on military transformation. The Minister of National Defence has yet to respond.
In an unprecedented display of public impatience, the Prime Minister sent a letter to the minister questioning his ability to achieve the government's preferences and objectives. General Leslie has set out the path; the Prime Minister has expressed his frustrations.
Is it time for the Minister of Public Works and Government Services to take over DND's budget-making process in addition to her procurement responsibilities?