Proceedings of the Subcommittee on
Issue No. 4 - Minutes of Proceedings - April 20, 2016
OTTAWA, Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Security and Defence met this day at 12:03 p.m., in room 2, Victoria
Building, the chair, the Honourable Joseph A. Day, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Dagenais,
Day, Lang, Mitchell and White (5).
Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Wallin (1).
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.)
National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces:
Lieutenant-General Christine Whitecross, Commander, Military Personnel
Captain (Navy) Marie-France Langlois, Director, Casualty Support
Management, Joint Personnel Support Unit;
Brigadier-General H.C. MacKay, Surgeon General and Commander, Canadian
Forces Health Services Group .
The chair made a statement.
Lieutenant-General Whitecross made a statement and, together with Captain
(Navy) Langlois and Brigadier- General MacKay, answered questions.
At 1:10 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the chair.