Hon. Julian Fantino (Minister of Veterans Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker, our government will continue to ensure that we have the right people in the right locations to assist our veterans and their families. We have invested in new front-line medical facilities for Canadian veterans and their families. We have been opening military family resource centres in seven locations across the country to medically-releasing veterans and their families. We will continue to make improvements while the opposition opposes all these measures.
M. Peter Julian (Burnabyâ€”New Westminster, NPD): Monsieur le PrÃ©sident, nous au NPD, nous nous battons pour les anciens combattants. Les conservateurs se battent contre les anciens combattants, mÃªme devant les tribunaux. Les conservateurs prÃ©tendent, devant les tribunaux, qu'ils n'ont jamais promis de prendre soin de nos militaires blessÃ©s. Selon l'avocat du gouvernement, ce n'Ã©tait pas des promesses formelles, c'Ã©tait juste des discours politiques. Incroyable! Pourquoi les conservateurs reprochent-ils aux anciens combattants d'avoir cru aux promesses conservatrices?
Hon. Julian Fantino (Minister of Veterans Affairs, CPC): Mr. Speaker, the irony of all of this is that I can rhyme off a litany of issues that the party opposite has not supported, all of which have gone to help support our veterans and the programs and services for them and their families. At this point in time it is most unfair for any of us to comment on a case now before the courts.