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Business of Supply  Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the Minister of Finance, I wish to table these documents in the House, in both official languages.

October 17th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Public Service Labour Relations Act  moved for leave to introduce Bill C-34, An Act to amend the Public Service Labour Relations Act and other Acts. (Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)

October 17th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, the security of Canadians and the defence of North America are of the utmost importance to the Canadian Armed Forces and to our government. Our new defence policy recognizes the growing threats of ballistic missiles and commits to continuing to work actively with the

September 20th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I was very proud, on behalf of the government's new defence policy, to be able to announce that we will be purchasing not 65 fighter aircraft but 88, making sure that we have a full, transparent competition to replace the entire fleet. We are investing in our legacy

June 20th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, with respect to the CF-18s, we have announced a number of measures to make sure we move ahead as quickly as possible with an open competition to replace the entire fleet. We are investing in the legacy fleet as well. We are also training new pilots. We are continuing

June 5th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, the previous government believed that the risk management and capability gap between our NORAD and NATO commitments were adequate, but for us it is not. We will be replacing the entire fleet of fighters with an open competition. We will also be investing in the legac

June 5th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I was proud to announce yesterday that we have actually increased and expanded our counterterrorism mission with Operation Artemis. We have actually increased our efforts in the fight against terrorism. When it comes to Operation Impact, we tripled our special forces

May 30th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, we have increased the fight against terrorism with the recent announcement yesterday about Operation Artemis. We are bringing back one of the two surveillance aircraft as part of routine. We are taking the time right now to make sure we have the right discussions wit

May 30th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, as I said, I can assure the member that we are working very diligently to move the process along as quickly as possible, to make sure that we have all the necessary ships. Whether it is combat ships or whether it is the Arctic patrol vessels, a lot of work needs to be

May 29th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, I am sure the Minister of Public Services and Procurement can answer the question of when the reports will be out.

May 29th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, when it comes to non-disclosure agreements, these are necessary steps that the department takes to make sure it protects the information from various companies. These are steps that are necessary to make sure that the information provided by various companies is protec

May 29th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, as I stated, when it comes to the non-disclosure agreements, these are necessary steps to be able to protect Canadian information. Since the member wants to keep making fun of the situation, I am the Minister of National Defence and am focused on the requirements. I a

May 29th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, there are many questions that have to be answered by various companies. When there are legitimate questions or things that need to be worked out, our officials give the recommended advice, and these decisions are made within procurement. We need to make sure that we ha

May 29th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, we are committed to making sure that we move as quickly as possible, to making sure we move money into the right areas. Being minister I'm so passionate about this topic. We should have been working on also replacing our ships, as I stated, the capability gap of the

May 29th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Business of Supply  Mr. Chair, we want to make sure that the money is in the right areas for procurement. When it comes to making a decision on procurement, money is moved into the necessary areas. When we take custody of a capability, when it comes, for example, to the fixed-wing search and rescu

May 29th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal