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Proceedings of the Subcommittee on
Veterans Affairs

Issue No. 15 - Minutes of Proceedings - May 9, 2018

OTTAWA, Wednesday, May 9, 2018


The Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs met this day at 12:05 p.m., in room 2, Victoria Building, the chair, the Honourable Jean-Guy Dagenais, presiding.

Members of the subcommittee present: The Honourable Senators Dagenais, Jaffer, McIntyre and Richards (4).

Other senators present: The Honourable Senators Griffin and Wallin (2).

In attendance: Isabelle Lafontaine-Emond, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament; Karlee Squires, Communications Officer, Senate Communications Directorate.

Also present: The official reporters of the Senate.

Pursuant to the order of reference adopted by the Senate on Monday, 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. 1.)

Topic: Study on Cannabis Use for Medical Purposes by Canadian Veterans


As an individual:

Zachary Walsh, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia.

Canadian Institute for Military and Veteran Health Research:

David Pedlar, Scientific Director;

Dr. J.D. Richardson, Consultant Psychiatrist, Physician Clinical Lead, Parkwood Operational Stress Injury Clinic.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. Walsh, Mr. Pedlar and Dr. Richardson made statements and answered questions.

At 1:25 p.m., the subcommittee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Kevin Pittman
Acting Clerk of the Subcommittee