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Proceedings of the Subcommittee on
Veterans Affairs

Issue No. 8 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 10, 2017

OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 10, 2017


The Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs met this day at 12:02 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, Manning and Saint-Germain (6).

In attendance: Havi Echenberg, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament; Mireille Laforge, Committee Clerk, Committees Directorate.

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.)


The Honourable Kent Hehr, P.C., M.P., Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence.


Veterans Affairs Canada:

General (Ret'd) W. J. Natynczyk, Deputy Minister.

The chair made a statement.

The minister made a statement and, together with General (Ret'd) Natynczyk, answered questions.

At 1:19 p.m., the subcommittee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Adam Thompson
Clerk of the Subcommittee