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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 11
Friday, December 11, 2020, 12:59 p.m. to 2:54 p.m.
Karen McCrimmon, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Marie Dumont, Analyst
House of Commons
• Marie-France Lafleur, Procedural Clerk
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

The Chair presented the Second Report from the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure, which read as follows:

Your Subcommittee met on Monday, December 7, 2020, to consider the business of the Committee and agreed to make the following recommendations:

1. That the Committee invite MGen Dany Fortin to appear before the Committee, upon return of the House in January 2021, to discuss the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines.

2. That an additional meeting be held, upon the return of the House in January, under the Access to Mental Health study to hear from additional witnesses, whose names should be provided to the Clerk.

3. That members of the Committee send their input and recommendations for both reports, on the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Canadian Armed Forces Operations and on the Access to Mental Health Services within the Canadian Armed Forces, to the Clerk by December 18, 2020.

4. That members of the Committee send their input on the scope and specific topics or the areas of study in relation to the study on the military justice system in the Canadian Armed Forces to the Clerk by January 7, 2021.

5. That members send witness lists for the study on the military justice system in the Canadian Armed Forces to the clerk by January 21, 2021.

It was agreed, — That the Second Report from the subcommittee be concurred in.

As an individual
• Kyndra Rotunda, Professor, Military and International Law, Chapman University
Department of National Defence
• RAdm Geneviève Bernatchez, Judge Advocate General, Canadian Armed Forces
• Col Rakesh Jetly, Senior Psychiatrist, Directorate of Mental Health, Canadian Forces Health Services Group
• Col Jill Wry, Deputy Judge Advocate General, Military Justice, Canadian Armed Forces
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Wednesday, October 14, 2020, the committee resumed its study of the access to mental health services within the Canadian Armed Forces.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.

At 2:54 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Michel Marcotte
Clerk of the Committee