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View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
I appreciate the opportunity to weigh in on this. Like many others, I was dismayed when we read the reports on the costs associated with those flights.
I take what my friend, Mr. Housefather, is saying, but I also know that, as members of Parliament, we are put into a place to hold those in higher offices to account and to find out those questions that our electors have. Canadians want to know.
Canadians have been going through some very troubling and difficult times in the last couple of years. To see two bills such as what was reported in the media reflects poorly on all of us—Liberals, Conservatives, Bloc, Green—who are elected officials. It also diminishes the trust that Canadians have in us, as elected officials, that we can manage taxpayers' money.
Once again, I'll remind those around this table that it is not our money; it is taxpayers' money.
My understanding is that the subamendment being proposed is to leave off the Governor General. The Governor General's is among the highest offices in this land, but it is not above scrutiny as well. We should have the Governor General come to answer this. If it is indeed her testimony that she had nothing to do with it, so be it. However, she should appear before this committee to have those words, so that the committee, using its authority as a parliamentary committee, can question and look into these matters, which are the matters that matter most to Canadians.
I believe it is fully appropriate to have the Governor General appear before this committee, as well as the RCAF and DND.
Mr. Chair, I'll leave it at that. I think it's important to do this. I've already stated that I think a number of things diminish the trust of Canadians. What we do as parliamentarians and as leaders of this country.... The 338 members of Parliament are elected to be the voices and to be the eyes and ears of Canadians. I think it's imperative that this committee does the just job that they have been selected to do.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
Briefly, Mr. Chair, I appreciate the interventions by Mr. Perkins and Mr. Housefather.
I will remind our colleagues that we all travel to get to Ottawa. Back in 2019, my good friend Mr. Johns, who is on this committee.... He and I have some of the highest travel costs among parliamentarians. Back in 2019, it was.... We're always under scrutiny about our travel claims and the travel we have. It is for us to answer to.
As the Governor General is the commander-in-chief of our Canadian Armed Forces, she is among the highest for that. She is in charge of this, and she needs to answer to it. I know all my colleagues travel extensively to get to Ottawa, but I would have to say that Mr. Johns and I—and maybe some others from the west—probably have among the highest travel costs, so we know the scrutiny we are put under on an annual basis for that travel. However, it is imperative that we answer for it. I think it's no different for the Governor General. She needs to be able to come to this committee and explain these bills.
Thanks.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
I have a point of order, Mr. Chair.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you to our guests.
Mr. Cormier, you mentioned specializing our recruitment to match the skill sets of potential recruits. Are there countries that are doing that right now and that have better recruitment, higher recruitment, than what Canada has? Can you give us examples?
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
Are the cadet programs and the reserve programs still our main focus of recruitment or advertising for service?
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
If we have a more concerted effort in our civilian post-secondary educational institutions, we may have a higher diversity of recruits. Is that correct? Is that your testimony?
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
That's okay.
Over the last decades, several efforts have been made to modernize—
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
You made a comment that perhaps, by going outside of military educational institutions and going to civilian post-secondary institutions, we may be able to recruit more and more diverse candidates.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
Over the last decade, several efforts have been made to modernize and strengthen the reserve force, a crucial element of our national security framework. However, after a decade of shifting policy of land force reserve restructuring, “Strong, Secure, Engaged” and the Canadian army's modernization strategy, many reserve units in my province, such as the Rocky Mountain Rangers, remain without a second mission element, hampering their ability to train and respond when called upon for domestic and international deployments.
If the Canadian Forces are looking to recruit new members, would it not make sense to invest in our reserve units?
I'll throw that question out to both of our witnesses.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
Go ahead, Mr. Cormier.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
You listed in your brief, which we still haven't been able to see because it's still at translation, a number of steps and suggestions as to how we can modernize and be more efficient in our recruitment. I'm wondering if you would like to take some time to mention some of those.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
We haven't seen your brief, as it's still in translation. You referred to it.
View Todd Doherty Profile
CPC (BC)
Thank you, Mr. Chair, and thank you to our guests for being here.
I will pose this question to both Mr. Khoury and Ms. Henderson. It's very straightforward.
Does Huawei pose a threat to Canadian safety and security?
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