In response to the letter sent in by Wayne Stetski

Canada is a country that has always sought peace, but many times our country has had to bear arms to achieve it.

Mr. Stetski you would also like to return to a Canada of the past, this is 2015 and we as Canadians live in a world of global terrorism where radicals do not recognize the rule of law, never mind the Geneva Convention. Canada is a country that has always sought peace, but many times our country has had to bear arms to achieve it. As the MP for Kootenay-Columbia I must face the world as it is presented and work with our Canadian Armed Forces along with diplomatic efforts to make Canada safer and more secure for generations to come.

Your comments with regards to veterans is completely false in that our government has increased funding by over $5 billion since taking office, providing services never provided by previous governments.

Around the world the Canadian flag is looked at as a symbol of pride, one that reflects a country that is true, north, strong and free.

Maybe you could explain to the people what your party, whoever that is, has done for our troops. If you are a liberal, [remember that] funding was cut to a point where our military was non-existent and then we were sent into battle with green fatigues in a brown battleground. If you are NDP, [remember that] they have voted against any funding for the military and have never supported military engagement.

David Wilks. MP

Kootenay-Columbia