Proceedings of the Subcommittee on
Issue No. 5 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 4, 2016
OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Security and Defence met this day at 12:05 p.m., in room 2, Victoria
Building, the chair, the Honourable Joseph A. Day, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Day, Lang,
Manning and White (4).
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.)
Office of the Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the
Gary Walbourne, Ombudsman;
Robyn Hynes, Director General, Operations.
The chair made a statement.
Mr. Walbourne made a statement and, together with Ms. Hynes, answered
At 1 p.m., the subcommittee adjourned to the call of the chair.