Proceedings of the Subcommittee on
Veterans Affairs

Issue No. 22 - Minutes of Proceedings - December 5, 2018

OTTAWA, Wednesday, December 5, 2018


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

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

Other senator present: The Honourable Senator Griffin (1).

In attendance: Isabelle Lafontaine-Emond, Analyst, Parliamentary Information and Research Services, Library of Parliament; Stav Nikta, 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)


Royal Canadian Legion:

Raymond McInnis, Director, Veterans' Services.

Canadian Veterans Advocacy:

Sylvain Chartrand, Director, Information Management and Information Technology.

The chair made a statement.

Mr. McInnis made a statement and answered questions.

Mr. Chartrand made statements and answered questions.

At 12:48 p.m., the subcommittee adjourned to the call of the chair.


Mark Palmer
Clerk of the Subcommittee