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Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs


Proceedings of the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs

Issue 3 - Minutes of Proceedings - November 23, 2011

OTTAWA, Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs of the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence met this day at 12 p.m., in room 257, East Block, the chair, the Honourable Roméo Antonius Dallaire, presiding.

Members of the subcommittee present: The Honourable Senators Dallaire, Dawson, Manning, Plett and Wallin (5).

In attendance: Martin Auger, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Service, Library of Parliament.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, and delegated on Monday October 3, 2011 by the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, the subcommittee continued its study on the services and benefits provided to members of the Canadian Forces; to veterans; to members and former members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and their families. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the subcommittee, Issue No. 2.)


Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat:

Marc O'Sullivan, Assistant Comptroller General, Acquired Services and Assets;

Shirley Jen, Senior Director, Real Property and Materiel Policy Division.

Public Works and Government Services Canada:

Pablo Sobrino, Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch;

Vincent Robitaille, Senior Director, Professional Services Procurement Directorate, Acquisitions Branch.

Messrs. O'Sullivan and Sobrino each made a statement and, together, all the witnesses answered questions.

At 12:58 p.m., the subcommittee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Josée Thérien

Clerk of the Subcommittee

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