Mr. Tom Cossitt (Leeds):
Thank you, Mr. Speaker. 1 rise on a matter of pressing necessity further to a situation I raised in the House on December 8 with respect to misappropriation of public funds at Canadian Forces Base, Ottawa North, Rockcliffe and as a result of additional information I have received in the last several days, including the fact that the Royal Canadian Mounted Police has now been called in to investigate. I therefore ask leave to move, seconded by the hon. member for Winnipeg South Centre (Mr. McKenzie):
That the Minister of National Defence make a detailed statement outlining the situation, specifically, that he explain the removal from the base last weekend of thousands of dollars of allegedly improperly purchased musical and electronic equipment, that he state details of an attempt by one of the officers involved to pay back to the government a large portion of stolen funds and, finally, that the minister guarantee that all charges which may be laid will be dealt with by civil rather than military courts.
Subtopic: NATIONAL DEFENCE
Sub-subtopic: CFB OTTAWA NORTH-REQUEST FOR REPORT ON ALLEGED MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS-MOTION UNDER S O. 43