Madam Speaker, I would like to reiterate that our government cares deeply about our men and women in uniform. What is more, the government is in the process of correcting the harmful effects of the danger pay and tax relief system put in place by the Conservatives.
We are constantly working to improve the working conditions of our soldiers. Contrary to what the member said, the defence budget has increased. The government is thus committed to ensuring that the Canadian Armed Forces has the tools it needs to accomplish its security and defence missions and to work with our allies on a wide variety of operations around the world.
Today, Canada is the sixth largest contributor of the 28 NATO member countries. I would like to reassure my colleague that the parameters for determining Canada's contribution will be in keeping with the rules of NATO.