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Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Finance

First Session, Thirty-eighth Parliament, 2004-05

The Honourable DONALD H. OLIVER


Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Issue No. 23

First and last meeting on:

Bill C-45, An Act to provide services, assistance and compensation to or in respect of
Canadian Forces members and veterans and to make amendments to certain Acts

INCLUDING:
THE TENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE
(Bill C-45)


APPEARING:

The Honourable Albina Guarnieri, P.C., M.P., Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada

WITNESSES:

Veterans Affairs Canada:

Verna Bruce, Associate Deputy Minister;

Darragh Mogan, Executive Director, Service and Program Modernization Task Force;

Ken Miller, Director, Consultation Team, Service and Program Medernization Task Force.

Royal Canadian Legion:

Mary-Ann Burdett, President;

Pierre Allard, Director, National Services.

National Council of Veteran Associations:

Cliff Chadderton, President.

Army, Navy and Air Force veterans in Canada:

Ken Henderson, Dominion President.

Canadian Peacekeeping Veterans Association:

Dave Munro, President.

The Gulf War Veterans Association:

Col. (ret.) Don Ethell, Honourary President.

Veterans Affairs Canada:

Dr. Peter Neary, Chair, Canadian Forces Advisory Council.

As an individual:

Captain (ret.) Sean Bruyea;

Louise Richard, Lieutenant Navy.

By videoconference:

As an individual:

Harold Leduc.


MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE

The Honourable Donald H. Oliver, Chair

The Honourable Joseph A. Day, Deputy Chair

and

The Honourable Senators:

*Austin, P.C., (or Rompkey, P.C.), Biron, Cools, Downe, Ferretti Barth, Harb, *Kinsella, (or Stratton), Mitchell, Murray, P.C., Ringuette, Stratton

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 85(4), membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The name of the Honourable Senator Kinsella is substituted for that of the Honourable Senator Comeau (May 11, 2005).