Mr. Speaker, military members serving in Operation Laser have sounded the alarm on the horrible abuse and neglect of our vulnerable seniors in long-term care homes. The military reported this abuse on May 14, but the minister of defence did nothing with that information until Friday. The Province of Ontario was left in the dark until Sunday because the public safety minister sat on it until then.
Our troops are in harm's way, witnessing blatant disregard for infection control, mistreatment of elderly residents and a level of care described as “horrible”.
Why did the Minister of National Defence sit on these allegations for almost two weeks?