October 18, 2004 (38th Parliament, 1st Session)


Gordon O'Connor


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

Mr. Speaker, the Prime Minister, as finance minister, took over $20 billion from the military.
We now have the unconscionable situation where the government is considering taking between $300 million and $800 million from the underfunded forces.
The revenue minister, who is in charge of this activity, said when he was Minister of National Defence that the forces need more money simply to keep operating.
Will the Minister of National Revenue provide the House with a justification now for taking money from the cash strapped forces?

Topic:   Oral Question Period
Subtopic:   National Defence
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