Mr. Chair, my first question is about international engagement and, in fact, the United Nations, which many of us hold dear in the House and across the country. Canada has a proud history of engagement with the United Nations. This is about sophistication, building relationships, conflicts that are changing rapidly, interoperability and governance, which are concepts that are new to the nature of conflict.
Could the Minister of National Defence update the House on his mandate letter priority to renew Canada's commitment to the United Nation's peace operations, including helping the United Nations respond more quickly to emerging and escalating conflicts? Are the Canadian Armed Forces members ready and prepared to undertake peace operations under the United Nations?