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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 57
Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 3:36 p.m. to 7:10 p.m.
In Camera
Neil R. Ellis, Chair (Liberal)

• Vance Badawey for Colin Fraser (Liberal)
• Bob Benzen for John Brassard (Conservative)
• Hon. Rob Nicholson for John Brassard (Conservative)
• Kyle Peterson for Alaina Lockhart (Liberal)
House of Commons
• Andrew Lauzon, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Jean-Rodrigue Paré, Analyst
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, September 29, 2016, the Committee resumed its study of mental health and suicide prevention among veterans.

The Committee resumed consideration of a draft report.

At 4:40 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:46 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 4:56 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 6:02 p.m., the sitting resumed in public.

Government of Australia Department of Veterans' Affairs
• Liz Cosson, Deputy Secretary and Chief Operating Officer
• Craig Orme, Deputy President
• Lisa Foreman, First Assistant Secretary, Rehabilitation and Support Division
• Veronica Hancock, Acting First Assistant Secretary, Health and Community Services Division
• Kate Pope, First Assistant Secretary, Transformation Division
• Stephanie Hodson, National Manager, Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service
• Carolyn Spiers, Principal Legal Advisor
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Monday, February 6, 2017, the Committee resumed its comparative study of services to veterans in other jurisdictions.

Liz Cosson, by videoconference from Canberra, Australia, made a statement and, with Veronica Hancock, Kate Pope, Lisa Foreman, Craig Orme, Carolyn Spiers, and Stephanie Hodson, by videoconference from Canberra, Australia, answered questions.

At 7:10 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Patrick Williams
Clerk of the Committee