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Meeting No. 18
Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Standing Committee on National Defence met at 11:00 a.m. this day, in Room 362, East Block, the Chair of the Committee, the Hon. Peter Kent, presiding.


Members of the Committee present: James Bezan, Corneliu Chisu, Cheryl Gallant, Jack Harris, Hon. Peter Kent, Jean-François Larose, Élaine Michaud, Joyce Murray, Rick Norlock and John Williamson.


In attendance: Library of Parliament: Martin Auger, Analyst.


Appearing: Hon. Rob Nicholson, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Defence.


Witnesses: Department of National Defence: Michael Martin, Senior Associate Deputy Minister; MGen Michael Hood, Director of Staff, Strategic Joint Staff; Kevin Lindsey, Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer, Finance and Corporate Services; RAdm Patrick Finn, Chief of Staff, Materiel Group. Communications Security Establishment: John Forster, Chief.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, March 6, 2014, the Committee commenced its study of the Supplementary Estimates (C) 2013-14: Vote 5c under NATIONAL DEFENCE; and
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, February13, 2014, the Committee commenced its study of Communications Security Establishment Canada intelligence-gathering policies and practices.

The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.


At 12:31 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 12:34 p.m., the sitting resumed.


The questioning of the witnesses resumed.


At 1:02 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.


Evelyn Lukyniuk
Clerk of the Committee

2014/04/23 2:13 p.m.