Mr. Speaker, let me begin by acknowledging and offering my sincere gratitude for the excellent work of the Canadian Armed Forces who have answered the call to assist the Province of Ontario and the Province of Quebec.
Their report of the appalling conditions that they found in these long-term care facilities in Ontario truly is disturbing and demanded action. That is why, when this information was brought to my attention on Friday, I took immediate action to reach out to the appropriate authorities, including notifying the Province of Ontario and sharing those findings with them.
As the Prime Minister has already indicated, our government received this information on Thursday. It was conveyed to me on Friday, and we immediately reached out to the Province of Ontario and shared the entire report with them. We share the concern for those seniors.