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Proceedings of the Subcommittee on
Veterans Affairs

Issue No. 8 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 3, 2017

OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 3, 2017


The Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs met this day at 12:01 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 and Saint- Germain (5).

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 Tuesday, March 7, 2017, the subcommittee continued its study on issues relating to creating a defined, professional and consistent system for veterans as they leave the Canadian Armed Forces. (For complete text of the order of reference, see proceedings of the subcommittee, Issue No. 6.)


Canadian Veterans Advocacy:

Michael L. Blais, President and Founder.

Canadian Aboriginal Veterans:

Richard Blackwolf, National President.

Royal Canadian Legion:

Ray McInnis, Director, Service Bureau.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Blais, Mr. Blackwolf and Mr. McInnis made statements and answered questions.

At 1:20 p.m., the subcommittee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Kevin Pittman
Acting Clerk of the Subcommittee