Mr. Speaker, in 2011, General Leslie wrote a pointed and timely report on the transformation of the military. It is clear that the Prime Minister likes it, as he has publicly stated that he wants more tooth and less tail for the money. Unfortunately, it is equally clear that the generals do not like it and have run up the budget on tail and reduced it on tooth.
General Leslie was sufficiently upset that he felt he had to take his concerns to the media. Is the minister with General Leslie and his Prime Minister, or will he continue to duck, weave and ignore the report?