October 7, 2004 (38th Parliament, 1st Session)


Gordon O'Connor


Mr. Gordon O'Connor (Carleton—Mississippi Mills, CPC)

Mr. Speaker, it is the responsibility of the government to minimize the risks that our sailors, soldiers and aviators face every day. It is obvious that the government does not have a rescue plan to come to the aid of our submarines when they are in distress even though serious problems plague the submarine fleet.
Will the Minister of National Defence advise the House why HMCS Chicoutimi was not escorted across the Atlantic Ocean by one of our navy surface ships on its maiden voyage to Canada?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   National Defence
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