Mr. Speaker, maybe the minister is having trouble figuring out which set of books to enter those numbers into.
Yesterday the report on plans and priorities for DND revealed the familiar procurement pattern of delays and cost escalation. This time it is the Arctic icebreaker, pushed back to 2018. The Conservatives promised it in 2013 and then by 2015. In the meantime, costs have escalated by $40 million and counting.
Why has every Conservative procurement project been late, over budget and poorly managed?