Madam Speaker, on the subject of sexual misconduct, Canadians have heard in recent months that defence team members have been affected by sexual trauma and sexual misconduct. On behalf of those who serve their country, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces must live up to our professed values of integrity, inclusion and accountability.
We also know that the current reporting system does not meet the needs of those who have been affected by misconduct or have witnessed misconduct. That must change. We accept responsibility for our failures and continue to conduct a critical examination of lessons learned.