The Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs met at 9:02 a.m. this day, in Room 112-N, Centre Block, the Chair, David Sweet, presiding.
Members of the Committee present: Guy André, Scott Andrews, Roger Gaudet, Greg Kerr, Ben Lobb, Colin Mayes, Phil McColeman, Robert Oliphant, Hon. Judy Sgro, Peter Stoffer and David Sweet.
Acting Members present: Rob Moore for Brian Storseth.
In attendance: Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on National Defence: James Cox. Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure of the Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs: Michel Rossignol.
Witnesses: As individuals: John Labelle, Military and Royal Canadian Mounted Police Veteran; Roddie O'Handley, Retired Constable, Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN): Pierre Mallette, National President, Syndicat des agents correctionnels du Canada. Royal Canadian Legion: Brad White, Dominion Secretary.
The witnesses made statements and answered questions.
It was agreed, — That the Committee invite officials from the Department of National Defence, the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada on Pension Issue at its next meeting and that the Committee deal with clause by clause of Bill C-201, after these officials have been heard.
At 10:57 a.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.
Jacques LahaieClerk of the Committee