LFR highlights another example of the Party of Harper's political partisanisation of the Canadian Forces (and federal departments. and scientists. and whatever else they can control that might sit a few degrees off of whatever magical bearing they're following that day.) In this case, it seems the NDP member might actually talk to the troops and hear tales of woe that counter the narrative parroted by the ruling party.
The Conservative inability to recognise the disconnect between reality and their rhetoric will have consequences. They might control much of the message, but things out there in the material world actually can and do start fail in ways that no amount of spin can counter.