Mr. Speaker, I thank the hon. member for Fredericton for his concern and his question.
Aid to civil authority is one of the key responsibilities of the Canadian Forces. The joint task force transported 367 evacuees to safety and 173 firefighters in and out of the affected area. The air task force conducted one search and rescue mission, eight reconnaissance flights, and eight night surveillance flights.
I want to thank the men and women who took part in this effort, and I am happy to say that they all returned safely.
Canadians know that when the Canadian Forces are needed, they will be there for them.