Proceedings of the Subcommittee on
Issue No. 5 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 18, 2016 (2:33 p.m. meeting)
OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 18, 2016
The Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs met this day at 2:33 p.m., in room 257,
East Block, the chair, the Honourable Joseph A. Day, presiding.
Members of the committee present: The Honourable Senators Beyak, Day
and White (3).
Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Wallin (1).
Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.
Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Tuesday May 3,
2016, and delegated to the subcommittee on Wednesday May 4, 2016, by the
Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence, the subcommittee
continued its examination of the subject matter of those elements contained in
Division 2 of Part 4 of Bill C-15, An Act to implement certain provisions of the
budget tabled in Parliament on March 22, 2016 and other measures.
Office of the Veterans Ombudsman:
Sharon Squire, Deputy Veterans Ombudsman and Executive Director of
Royal Canadian Legion:
Ray McInnis, Director, Service Bureau.
Brian McKenna, Veterans Council Representative (by video conference).
Mr. McKenna, Mr. McInnis and Ms. Squire each made a statement and, together,
At 3:23 p.m., the subcommittee adjourned to the call of the chair.