Mr. Speaker, I would like to thank the member for Fort McMurray—Athabasca for the question and for his support of the Canadian Forces since he has joined this House.
As the Minister of National Defence said to the House yesterday, Operation Impact is on time and on target.
In addition to the CF-18s that left CFB Bagotville yesterday, later today, two CP-140 Aurora aircraft will be departing from CFB Greenwood. These Aurora aircraft are some of the most modern civilian aircraft in the world due to our government’s update of the Aurora aircraft.
Our CAF and our training personnel are now joining our allies to combat the threat that is ISIL.