Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister has already set a course that will weaken our armed forces.
He promised Canadians that he would replace our combat capabilities with peacekeeping operations. He promised to delay purchases of important equipment until after the next election. He promised that he would not purchase F-35s. Finally, he promised to implement the recommendations of the Report on Transformation 2011.
In light of all of this, how can the government claim that it wants to hold consultations on defence policy when the Prime Minister has already written that policy?