Meeting No. 23
Tuesday, October 16, 2001
The Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans
Affairs met in a televised session at 3:30 p.m. this day, in Room 237-C, Centre
Block, the Chair, David Pratt, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Rob Anders, Claude Bachand, Colleen
Beaumier, Leon Benoit, Stan Dromisky, John O'Reilly, Janko Peric, David Pratt,
David Price, Carmen Provenzano, Peter Stoffer, Elsie Wayne, Bryon Wilfert, Bob
Acting Member present: Cheryl Gallant for Roy Bailey.
In attendance: From the Parliamentary Research Branch of the
Library of Parliament: Wolf Koerner and Michel Rossignol, Research
Witnesses: From the Department of National Defence: Gen.
Raymond R. Henault, CMM, CD, Chief of the Defence Staff; Lt-Gen. George E.C.
Macdonald, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff; Vadm. G.R. Maddison, Deputy Chief
of the Defence Staff.
Pursuant to Standing Order 108 (2), the Committee resumed its study on the
state of readiness of the Canadian Forces.
General Henault made an opening statement and, with the other witnesses,
At 5:33 p.m., the Committee proceeded in camera to consider its
At 5:38 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Clerk of the Committee