Hon. Harvie Andre (Minister of State and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons):
Madam Speaker, as I indicated in an answer to his colleague, the policy of the Armed Forces is well known and the retired rear admiral knows that.
He is questioning the competence of the Canadian Armed Forces to deal with undesirables in their ranks. They in fact are dealing with the undesirables in their ranks when they are discovered. They are dealing with it properly and in keeping with our traditions of justice, but they are dealing with it.
It is simply a false assertion to suggest that somehow there is a complicity, an acknowledgement or a wink-wink, that we do not mind if racists and white supremacists are infiltrating, to use that phrase, the Canadian Armed Forces. There is no evidence to support that accusation other than the comment on television by some white supremacist. When one thinks about it, it is in the interests of that kind of individual to spread that malicious, false information.
Topic: ORAL QUESTION PERIOD
Subtopic: WHITE SUPREMACISTS