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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

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member for his passion in support of the Canadian Armed Forces. However, I want to quote the Auditor General's report, that “having a combat-capable fighter force is important to Canadian national security and to National Defence’s ability to meet Canada’

November 20th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I thank the member again for his passion in support for the Canadian Armed Forces, but when the Harper Conservatives were in power, the member was the parliamentary secretary to the minister of national defence at the time but did not support the appropriate investme

November 20th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Foreign Affairs  Mr. Speaker, we are very proud of our government's announcement last year in support of the United Nations. We are very proud of the work that our air task force is doing in Mali. Our government's support for the United Nations is far broader than the air task force. It is about

November 20th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank the member for West Nova for his tremendous and tireless work. As promised, our government is strengthening the capabilities of the Royal Canadian Navy. Last week, I was proud to announce that we would move ahead with the acquisition of a sixth Arcti

November 5th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Veterans  Mr. Speaker, I am pleased to stand on behalf of the government and talk about the support our government is giving to veterans. Any time when it comes to motions for veterans, we will support it. We have listened to our veterans. That is why we delivered a pension for life, reo

November 5th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Veterans  Mr. Speaker, as I stated, when it comes to any motions supporting our veterans, our government will be supporting the motions. The benefits are demand-driven, so whether 10 or 10,000 veterans come forward, they receive benefits. These are based on estimates and this process guara

November 5th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, I thank Davie for the tremendous work it has done and for its efforts. The Canadian Armed Forces is looking forward to the permanent joint supply ships that are going to be built, but a second interim supply ship is not required at this time.

October 29th, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

National Defence  Mr. Speaker, I want to thank my colleague from Davenport for her tireless work. We are increasing the representation of women in the Canadian Armed Forces at home and abroad, and we are making progress. Five per cent more women joined the armed forces last year than the previous

October 23rd, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal

Public Services and Procurement  Mr. Speaker, we are very thankful for the great work that Davie has done on the Asterix. It is working alongside our frigates now. We have two permanent joint supply ships that will also be built as part of the national shipbuilding strategy, and a second interim ship is not req

October 22nd, 2018House debate

Harjit S. SajjanLiberal