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Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, let me be clear. We value the rich heritage of the Citadelle. We will repair the fort using original Citadelle stones. In cases where damage to the original stone is too severe, a Quebec bidder was contracted to ensure additional stones meet regulations. I understand

October 15th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, this is a very important case and the member and I agree on this. We are working very diligently on this. This is something that we want to make sure is done in a very thorough manner, and we are committed to this. My team is working to get me an update on this, but

October 1st, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, I cannot give an exact detailed answer as to what the evidentiary requirements are. I am happy to get the member a detailed answer. This is about making the actual system far simpler and making it easier on the chain of command and the leadership so that the infracti

October 1st, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, I also want to assure members that we are going to make sure our members have the appropriate support when it comes to their mental health, to make sure that they have the resilience to serve in the Canadian Armed Forces, and have the appropriate transition. With re

October 1st, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, there was an opportunity for us to make sure that as we were conducting a very thorough consultation of our defence policy, we could have thorough conversations on the changes we needed to make. We knew that this was very important legislation, which we wanted to mov

October 1st, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, probably the most important aspect of this is making sure victims are protected, making sure that the declaration on victims' rights articulates the following rights: the right to information, the right to protection and the rights to participation, restitution and c

October 1st, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, I want to assure the member and all members of this House that we take the supporting of victims very seriously. We want to make sure they have support, and this is what the legislation is about. In regard to the most recent case, we are appealing this decision to t

October 1st, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, I was deemed to have not spoken to this motion when it first moved. As Bill C-77 is standing in my name, I would ask unanimous consent to be deemed to have not yet spoken to this motion in order to allow me to make a speech now.

October 1st, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence Act  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to be here today for second reading debate of Bill C-77, an act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other acts. Canada's military justice system has a long and proud history of helping to maintain a high

October 1st, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, we value the rich heritage of the Citadelle in Quebec City, so let me be clear: We will repair the fort using original Citadelle stones. In cases where damage to the original stone is too severe, a Quebec bidder has been contracted to ensure additional stones meet st

September 25th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, our government values the rich heritage of the Quebec City Citadel. That is why we are taking steps to protect it. An open and transparent process awarded a Quebec bidder the contract to replace the damaged stone. The bidder is required to adhere to federal guideli

September 24th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, unlike the Harper Conservatives, our government is committed to ensuring that the women and men of the Royal Canadian Navy have the equipment they need to do their work. We committed to purchasing 15 Canadian surface combatants, an investment that is fully funded in

September 24th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for his tireless work on the defence committee. Unlike the Conservatives, who withdrew from NATO and the world, our government is taking leadership roles within the alliance. In July, we announced Canada will assume command of th

September 24th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, after a decade of Conservative cuts, our government is making landmark investments in the Canadian Armed Forces. We are taking action to boost retention of our women and men in uniform, including the tax-free allowance for international operations and more than $6 mi

September 20th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, our government values the rich heritage of the Quebec City Citadel. That is why we are taking steps to protect it. An open and transparent process awarded a Quebec bidder the contract to replace the damaged stone. This bidder is required to adhere to the federal guid

September 18th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal