Mr. Speaker, in October, the Minister of National Defence said that the cost of the mission in Libya would be $50 million. The minister stated that this was the all-up amount. On Friday, General Vance stated that the minister knew what the total estimated cost of the mission was. True to form, the minister keeps changing his story.
I would like to know why the minister did not provide estimates for the full duration of the mission last October when he knew full well what the eventual cost would be.