October 8, 2004 (38th Parliament, 1st Session)


Bill Graham


Hon. Bill Graham (Minister of National Defence, Lib.)

Mr. Speaker, I could not speak to a specific system on board the ship. All I can tell the hon. member is what I said earlier. The captain of the ship, the experts of the naval staff and the British suppliers went through every piece of equipment on the ship on sea trials and on land. They worked with it and examined it minutely. And, no, any decision to put to sea was only made after it was confirmed that this ship was seaworthy and ready to go to sea.

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   National Defence
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