Proceedings of the Subcommittee on
Issue No. 4 - Minutes of Proceedings - April 13, 2016
OTTAWA, Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Security and Defence met this day at 12:13 p.m., in room 2, Victoria
Building, the chair, the Honourable Joseph A. Day, presiding.
Members of the subcommittee present: The Honourable Senators Dagenais,
Day, Lang, Mitchell and White (5).
Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Kenny and Wallin (2).
In attendance: Isabelle Lafontaine-Emond, Analyst, Parliamentary
Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament.
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Thursday, January
28, 2016, and delegated on Monday, February 1, 2016, 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 committee, Issue No. 2.)
The Honourable Kent Hehr, P.C., M.P., Minister of Veterans Affairs and
Associate Minister of National Defence.
Veterans Affairs Canada:
General (Ret'd) W. J. Natynczyk, Deputy Minister.
The chair made a statement.
The Minister made a statement and, together with General Natynczyk, answered
At 1:20 p.m., the subcommittee adjourned to the call of the chair.