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National Defence  Mr. Speaker, our government is ensuring that our Canadian Armed Forces are well looked after. This is why, with our new defence policy for Canada, we are investing unprecedented amounts in the Canadian Armed Forces, an additional $63 billion for the next 20 years, to make sure th

December 6th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, our fighter jets should have been replaced a long time ago, but they were not. However, with our new defence policy, we will make sure our Canadian Armed Forces are well looked after. We are going to have an open competition to replace our fighter jets, not with 65

December 6th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I appreciate the extreme passion of the hon. member with respect to purchasing the right equipment for our Canadian Armed Forces. Maybe he should have been more passionate, and actually purchased the equipment 10 years ago, when it should have been replaced. With ou

December 6th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, because we lost our two joint supply ships, there was a capability gap that was created, hence the reason why two joint supply ships are being built. In terms of the timeline that it has taken, the interim gap that needs to be filled, Davie shipyard is building that

December 5th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, as I have stated, the navy is currently in the midst of the most comprehensive fleet modernization in its peacetime history. Work is under way on the two joint supply ships that Seaspan is building. Because of some of the delays, the interim ship was required, and we

November 28th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Government Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, the navy is in the midst of the most comprehensive fleet modernization since peacetime in history. As part of the national shipbuilding strategy and under new defence policy, our government is acquiring fleet support ships to permanently replace the Protecteur class

November 28th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, the navy is in the midst of one of the most comprehensive fleet modernizations in its peacetime history. As part of the national capabilities strategy under our new defence policy, our government is acquiring fleet support ships to permanently replace the Protecteur-

November 27th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Public Safety  Mr. Speaker, the only cutting of the Canadian Armed Forces that was done was by the previous government of billions of dollars. Under our new defence policy, we are investing in our people. In chapter 1, we are looking after people, increasing their pay, increasing their benefit

November 22nd, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, through our defence policy, our government is committed to providing unprecedented support to our people and their families. This government is committed to ensuring that our military members receive their fair compensation for their service to their country. That is

November 21st, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, this year's Halifax International Security Forum was a great success in facilitating important discussions and innovative thinking on global security challenges. I had the chance to discuss important issues with our partners and allies, including increasing women's r

November 20th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, our government is committed to ensuring that our military members receive fair pay and compensation for their service to Canada. Our defence policy has put an emphasis on making sure that our members are well supported. This is why our government recently approved a

November 20th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, when we conducted our defence policy review, Canadians told us to make sure that we looked after our Canadian Armed Forces, to make sure that they are well funded. With our new defence policy, we have probably the most well-funded defence policy since World War II. W

November 20th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Madam Speaker, under the National Defence Act, CSE did not have the authority to use its expertise and its ability to provide direct support for CAF. The new CSE legislation would allow CSE to do just that. It actually would enhance the Canadian Armed Forces ability to be better

November 20th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Madam Speaker, CSE is Canada's centre of excellence for cyber operations operating in a rapidly evolving technological world. CSE's authorities have not kept up with that change. The proposed legislation will enable CSE to work more effectively and proactively to protect Canada a

November 20th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Security Act, 2017  Madam Speaker, as Minister of National Defence, it gives me great pleasure to rise to speak in support of Bill C-59, an act respecting national security matters. As my colleague from public security indicated in his earlier speech, Bill C-59 proposes a number of timely and grea

November 20th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal