Mr. Speaker, I thank the member again for his passion in support for the Canadian Armed Forces, but when the Harper Conservatives were in power, the member was the parliamentary secretary to the minister of national defence at the time but did not support the appropriate investments in the Canadian Armed Forces; hence the reason we are in this situation. It is why, back in 2016, we directed the Canadian Armed Forces to start recruiting more pilots. Not only did we know that we needed pilots but also technicians to make sure that we have enough fighters. The new competition that we have already launched will make sure that we have the appropriate—
In the House of Commons on November 20th, 2018. See this statement in context.