Proceedings of the Subcommittee on
Issue No. 6 - Minutes of Proceedings - March 1, 2017
OTTAWA, Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs of the Standing Senate Committee on
National Security and Defence met this day at 12:06 p.m., in room 2, Victoria
Building, the chair, the Honourable Mobina S. B. Jaffer, presiding.
Members of the subcommittee present: The Honourable Senators Boniface,
Dagenais, Jaffer, Lang, Meredith, Saint- Germain and White (7).
Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Wallin (1).
In attendance: Havi Echenberg, 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 February 1, 2016,
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 subcommittee, Issue No. 2.)
Veterans Affairs Canada:
Kim Andrews, Acting Director General, Service Delivery and Program
Faith McIntyre, Director General, Policy and Research Division.
The chair made a statement.
Ms. McIntyre and Ms. Andrews made statements and answered questions.
At 1:02 p.m., the subcommittee suspended.
At 1:06 p.m., the subcommittee, pursuant to rule 12-16(1)(d), resumed in
camera for the consideration of a draft agenda (future business).
It was agreed:
That the Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs request that the Standing Senate
Committee on National Security and Defence seek the authorization of the
Senate to examine and report on issues relating to creating a defined,
professional and consistent system for veterans as they leave the Canadian
Armed Forces; and
That the Standing Senate Committee on National Security and Defence then
delegate this study to the Subcomittee on Veterans Affairs.
The question being put on the motion, it was adopted.
At 1:30 p.m., the subcommittee adjourned to the call of the chair.