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National Defence  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to making sure that the Royal Canadian Air Force has the equipment it needs. Unlike the previous government, we will not neglect our NORAD and NATO commitments. We have directed the department to prepare options to actually approve the c

January 31st, 2019House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for Vimy for her important question and her hard work for her constituents. I was proud to be in Quebec a few weeks ago to talk about our new full-time summer employment program for members of the reserves. Through this initiative, new rec

January 29th, 2019House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, first, our government is committed to making sure that the Canadian Armed Forces have all the tools necessary to do their job. That is what our defence policy is committed to. I want to thank the workers at Davie for the Asterix. They are playing a vital role. We ha

January 28th, 2019House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, nothing could be further from the truth. Cold Lake plays an important role in our NORAD missions and we are increasing our investments to make sure that it continues to play a very important role in this. Unlike the Conservatives, whose 65 jets that they wanted to pu

December 13th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, we are going to make sure that Captain Fawcett gets the support she needs. However, as I stated, the decisions made when the Harper government was in power have made this file extremely complex. I have spoken to members opposite about this. We have committed to and

December 13th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I will make it very clear. The question I received was about learning about the prosthetic leg. Yes, I learned about it yesterday. Obviously, we have been talking about this file for some time and have been working through it before, as the hon. member mentioned. H

December 13th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I spoke to the member opposite over the summer. In fact, even yesterday I reached out to him to ask for his help in reaching out to Captain Fawcett so we can get more information. I appreciate his support in that. What is concerning to me is that we have been worki

December 13th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, first of all, I want to thank Captain Fawcett for her service to our country. Our hearts go out to her for the loss she has suffered. We are committed to making sure she gets the support she needs, including for the prosthetic leg. Due to the complexity of the deci

December 13th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for meeting with me last week to discuss this very important issue, when we discussed that the Canadian Armed Forces plays a very important role in NORAD missions and will continue to play a very important role. In fact, we are actually increasing

December 10th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, our government has increased our investment in our air force. Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake plays an important role in our NORAD mission and will continue to play a very important role. In fact, we are actually increasing our investments at CFB Cold Lake, including

December 4th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Official Languages  Mr. Speaker, the fact that I do not speak French does not diminish my commitment to bilingualism. As promised in our “Strong, Secure, Engaged” defence policy, we restored full university status to the Royal Military College Saint-Jean. We are giving ourselves the tools we need t

November 29th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, Canada is once again demonstrating the global leadership that we are known for. Last week, we celebrated the one-year anniversary of the United Nations Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial in Vancouver. A year later, I am proud of the progress that we have made thus far:

November 23rd, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to providing the Royal Canadian Air Force with the equipment it needs to be fully operational now and into the future. Unlike the previous government, we will not neglect our NORAD and NATO commitments. Today, I can announce that we have

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, if the previous government was serious about this, it would have replaced the jets 10 years ago. Our government has been clear. A modern fleet is essential to defending Canada and Canadian sovereignty. The Auditor General's report confirms something we have always kn

November 22nd, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, our government will ensure that our women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces have the appropriate equipment they need to do their jobs. We want to thank the Auditor General for his important work and recommendations. I encourage the member to read the entire repor

November 20th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal