Proceedings of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Security and Defence

First Session, Forty-second Parliament, 2015-16-17-18

Chair: The Honourable GWEN BONIFACE

Monday, June 4, 2018

Issue No. 28

First meeting:
Bill C-211, An Act respecting a federal framework on post-traumatic stress disorder


Twenty-first meeting:
Examine and report on Canada's national security and defence policies, practices, circumstances and capabilities


Todd Doherty, M.P., sponsor of the bill.

Public Health Agency of Canada:

Anna Romano, Director General, Centre for Health Promotion.

Public Safety Canada:

Stéphanie Durand, Director General, Policy and Outreach.

Veterans Affairs Canada:

Lina Carrese, Acting Director of Mental Health, Health Professionals Division.

National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces:

Colonel Rakesh Jetly, Senior Psychiatrist and Mental Health Advisor, Canadian Forces Health Services Group.

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions:

Linda Silas, President.

Canadian Psychological Association:

Dr. Patrick Baillie, President;

Dr. Karen Cohen, Chief Executive Officer.

Global Affairs Canada:

Larisa Galadza, Director General, Peace and Stabilization Operations Program.


The Honourable Gwen Boniface, Chair

The Honourable Jean-Guy Dagenais, Deputy Chair

The Honourable Mobina S.B. Jaffer, Deputy Chair


The Honourable Senators:

Bernard, Boisvenu, *Day (or Mercer), *Harder, P.C. (or Bellemare), (or Mitchell), McIntyre, McPhedran, Oh, Richards, *Smith (or Martin), *Woo (or Saint-Germain)

*Ex officio members

(Quorum 4)

Changes in membership of the committee:

Pursuant to rule 12-5 and to the order of the Senate of November 7, 2017, membership of the committee was amended as follows:

The Honourable Senator Bernard replaced the Honourable Senator Brazeau (June 4, 2018).

The Honourable Senator McIntyre replaced the Honourable Senator Doyle (June 1, 2018).

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