Dear Ms. Vickers,
Thank you for copying me on your letter to Stephen Harper about the proposed purchase of unmanned aerial vehicles (UVA) for the Canadian Forces.
New Democrats agree that this possibility raises concerns about unsolicited military spending. Like you, I feel these funds could be better directed at issues such as health care, the environment, and the development of social programs for all Canadians.
The government has currently dismissed the possibility of purchasing UVAs, New Democrats will continue to monitor the situation. As always, the NDP remains committed to the responsible use of public funds for the benefit of Canadians and will continue to hold the current government accountable for their actions, as we did in the case of the F-35 stealth fighter jets.
Again, thank you for taking the time to voice your concern in this important matter.
Jean Crowder, MP