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(Meeting No. 61)

MONDAY, MAY 11, 1998

The Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs met at 3:35 o’clock p.m., this day, in Room 536, Wellington Building, the Chair, Robert Bertrand, presiding.

Members of the Committee present: Robert Bertrand, Hec Clouthier, Art Hanger, Judi Longfield, John O’Reilly, David Pratt, David Price, George Proud, John Richardson and Pierrette Venne.

Acting Members present: Ghislain Lebel for Maurice Godin.

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

Witnesses: The Rt Honourable Brian Dickson, Chief Justice of Canada (Retired); Lt-Gen. Charles H. Belzile; 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 Rt Hon. Brian Dickson made an opening statement and, with the witnesses, answered questions.

At 5:12 o’clock p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Clerk of the Committee.