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(Meeting No. 49)


The Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs met at 3:35 o’clock p.m., this day, in Room 209, West Block, the Chair, Robert Bertrand, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Chris Axworthy, Leon Benoit, Robert Bertrand, Hec Clouthier, Art Hanger, Judi Longfield, Pat O’Brien, David Pratt, David Price, John Richardson and Bob Wood.

Acting Members present: Ghislain Lebel for Pierrette Venne and Jim Hart for Peter Goldring.

In attendance: From the Research Branch of the Library of Parliament: Wolf Koerner; Michel Rossignol, and David Goetz, Research Officers.

Appearing: From the Department of National Defence: The Honourable Arthur C. Eggleton, Minister.

Witnesses: From the Department of National Defence: Vadm. Gary L. Garnett, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff; Col. A.F. Fenske, Office of the Judge Advocate General.

Pursuant to the Order of Reference of the House of March 31, 1998, study of Bill C-25, an Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts

The Committee proceeded to the consideration of its Order of Reference dated Tuesday, March 31, 1998 relating to Bill C-25, an Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts.

The Minister made an opening statement and, with the witnesses, answered questions.

At 5:30 o’clock p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Clerk of the Committee.