Mr. Speaker, we know that too many veterans are waiting much too long for decisions on their applications, which is an issue we want to improve on. That is why the backlog is of top priority for this government. The report shows that new hires from our recent investment of $200 million will have a significant impact on the backlog, but it does not take into account the many steps we have taken to improve the process and its efficiency. We are confident in our report and I want to thank the PBO and his team for their work so far.
In the House of Commons on September 28th, 2020. See this statement in context.