Mr. Speaker, when we become the government, we will show veterans how they should be treated in this House.
The reality is that these veterans had to go before a politically appointed board with information the adjudicators have but that they do not have. What fairness is that?
The ombudsman was very clear. He said that the department must make it fair so that the veterans, when they appeal for their benefits, have all their documents in advance so that there can be a level playing field when the discussions take place.
Will the minister now commit to this House, to the people of Canada and to the veterans community that when veterans appeal for benefits, they will get all the documents they so richly—