Mr. Speaker, I do appreciate the question and I agree that all officers of the RCMP must be given the opportunity both to serve their community and to freely practise their faith. We need to ensure that all of our officers are not discriminated against and that the requirements of their religious faith receive appropriate accommodation.
Reports from the World Sikh Organization were deeply concerning. The Prime Minister and I have been quite clear on our expectation that the RCMP will work diligently to rectify this situation as quickly as possible. With that, we are getting advice from occupational health and safety and the labour ministry to make sure that this can be done safely.