Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs

Proceedings of the Subcommittee on
Veterans Affairs

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 Canadian Forces:

Gary Walbourne, Ombudsman;

Robyn Hynes, Director General, Operations.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Walbourne made a statement and, together with Ms. Hynes, answered questions.

At 1 p.m., the subcommittee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Adam Thompson

Clerk of the Committee