Using a search-and-rescue helicopter for a fishing trip sends the wrong message

Intergovernmental Affairs Minister Peter Penashue is upset that a search-and-rescue helicopter was used by members of a squadron to go on a fishing trip.

Labrador MP and provincial cabinet minister Peter Penashue says he’s disappointed that the Department of National Defence permitted a military helicopter to be used for a fishing trip in Labrador. “I think that it sends the wrong message,” said Penashue. “But at the same time I recognize that we hadn’t put anyone at risk.” “It doesn’t help the image, particularly with what we just went through with search and rescue on Labrador.”