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Minutes of Proceedings

43rd Parliament, 2nd Session
Meeting 20
Friday, March 12, 2021, 1:08 p.m. to 5:06 p.m.
Televised
Presiding
Karen McCrimmon, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Leif-Erik Aune, Procedural Clerk
 
Library of Parliament
• Marie Dumont, Analyst
• Anne-Marie Therrien-Tremblay, Advisor
The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $3,000 for the study of the access to mental health services within the Canadian Armed Forces, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That a proposed budget in the amount of $2,775 for the study of the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian Armed Forces operations, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That, the committee, concerning its study of addressing sexual misconduct issues in the Canadian Armed Forces, including the allegations against former Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance, and the allegations against Chief of the Defence Staff Art McDonald, invite Michael Wernick to testify for no less than two hours, that the meeting be held in public and be televised.

• Hon. Harjit S. Sajjan, P.C., M.P., Minister of National Defence
As an individual
• LCdr Raymond Trotter
Department of National Defence
• RAdm Geneviève Bernatchez, Judge Advocate General, Canadian Armed Forces
• Jody Thomas, Deputy Minister
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, February 9, 2021, the committee resumed its study of addressing sexual misconduct issues in the Canadian Armed Forces, including the allegations against former Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance.

Raymond Trotter made a statement and answered questions.

At 1:44 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 1:45 p.m., the sitting resumed.

At 2:52 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 3:04 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The minister made a statement and, with Jody Thomas and Geneviève Bernatchez, answered questions.

At 5:06 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.



Wassim Bouanani
Clerk of the Committee