Mr. Chair, as a maritime helicopter guy, I should stop all this focus on a fighter and move on.
The minister, in his estimates and the budget, has outlined capital cuts to the Canadian Armed Forces of $3.7 billion, an estimate reduction of $300 million, and specific cuts to combat and support operations of $59 million. That is the information we are looking at today. Why has the minister made such significant cuts before the defence review has started?