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Canadian Armed Forces  Mr. Speaker, as I stated yesterday, and I will be very clear on this matter, inappropriate sexual behaviour of any kind is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated in the Canadian Armed Forces. Every person who willingly serves their country deserves to have a profession

February 8th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Canadian Armed Forces  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member opposite for her passion on this issue. As I stated, we want to be able to work with the opposition on this issue, because this is an important issue that impacts all of us. We need to make sure that we have a harassment-free workplace, especially

February 7th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Canadian Armed Forces  Mr. Speaker, as part of Operation Honour we are going to get the job done. Every person who willingly serves our country despite the many dangers and sacrifices of military service deserves a professional environment in which he or she is treated with respect and dignity. That is

February 7th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Canadian Armed Forces  Mr. Speaker, as I stated, I cannot speak to the specifics of this case, but we are committed to making sure that we have a harassment-free workplace in the Canadian Armed Forces. We encourage all members to come forward. With our new defence policy, we are investing in our people

February 7th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Canadian Armed Forces  Mr. Speaker, our track record on this matter has been very clear since the time we formed government. Since September 2015, 55 members have been released due to inappropriate sexual behaviour. We are committed to making sure that we have a harassment-free workplace within the Can

February 7th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Canadian Armed Forces  Mr. Speaker, I could not be clearer on this matter. We are going to stomp this problem out. Operation Honour was created on this matter, and our defence policy is going to make sure that we create the proper environment to allow any Canadian who wants to join the Canadian Armed F

February 7th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Canadian Armed Forces  Mr. Speaker, we have zero tolerance for any type of sexual misbehaviour—

February 7th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Canadian Armed Forces  Mr. Speaker, let me be extremely clear. We have absolute zero tolerance for any type of behaviour like this, and that is exactly what we are going to do. We have committed to this in our defence policy, and we are going to get the job done.

February 7th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Canadian Armed Forces  Mr. Speaker, let me be very clear on this matter. Inappropriate sexual behaviour of any kind is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated. Our government has been very clear that we are committed to a harassment-free workplace for all Canadians. We have recently tabled Bi

February 7th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Canadian Armed Forces  Mr. Speaker, the member knows that this is currently under investigation, as stated from the get-go. However, we support the chief of the defence staff's decision on this matter and we will not be commenting further.

February 5th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, as the member very well knows, this issue is under investigation. It would be irresponsible for me to comment on this at this time.

February 1st, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, we remain fully committed to ensuring that the military's culture reflects respect and dignity for all. A sexual assault review program is being created to implement an open and transparent review mechanism of all sexual assault cases labelled as “unfounded”. The pr

January 31st, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Kingston and the Islands for his hard work. Canada is actively contributing to NATO's efforts to support global stability and deter Russian aggression. In July 2016, the Prime Minister announced that Canada would lead a robust m

January 31st, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, as I have stated, if the previous government had taken this seriously, it would have replaced our fighters a long time ago. We do have a capability gap and we cannot meet our NORAD and NATO commitments simultaneously; hence, the reason we will be supplementing our fl

December 12th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, there is a capability gap and we are talking about other capability gaps. There is one with supply ships. If a capability gap is not fixed, it turns into a capability loss, and that is exactly what happened with the previous government with our joint supply ships and

December 12th, 2017House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal