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Minutes of Proceedings

42nd Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting No. 85
Thursday, May 3, 2018, 11:01 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.
In Camera
Presiding
Gord Johns, Vice-Chair (NDP)

Library of Parliament
• Jean-Rodrigue Paré, Analyst
The Committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to Committee business.

It was agreed, — That , in relation to the study of needs and issues specific to Indigenous veterans, a proposed budget in the amount of $2,500, for hospitality expenses and official gifts, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the Committee study the access to Veterans Affairs Canada’s benefits and services for Indigenous veterans of the Rangers and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Canada's Far North, as part of its study of needs and issues specific to Indigenous veterans; with a focus on the needs and issues faced by this population; and that the Committee report it’s finding to the House.

It was agreed, — That the proposed preliminary travel submission for the second part of the ongoing study of needs and issues specific to Indigenous veterans, focusing on access to Veterans Affairs Canada’s benefits and services for Indigenous veterans of the Rangers and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in Canada's Far North, be submitted to the Subcommittee on Committee Budgets of the Liaison Committee.

Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the Committee on Thursday, November 9, 2017, the Committee resumed its study of barriers to transition and measurable outcomes of successful transition.

It was agreed, — That the draft report, as amended, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the report be entitled: “A seamless transition to civilian life for all veterans: It’s time for action”.

It was agreed, — That the Chair, Clerk and Analyst be authorized to make such grammatical and editorial changes as may be necessary without changing the substance of the report.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 109, the Committee request that the Government table a comprehensive response to the report.

It was agreed, — That dissenting or supplementary opinions be in Calibri 12-point font, left aligned, single-spaced, and be submitted electronically, in both official languages, to the Clerk of the Committee, no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2018.

ORDERED, — That the Chair present the report to the House.

It was agreed, — That the analyst and the Clerk, in consultation with the Chair, prepare a news release for publication on the Committee’s website and for distribution upon presentation of the report to the House.

At 12:20 p.m., the Committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Karine Parenteau
Clerk of the Committee