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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 19
Thursday, September 22, 2022, 4:09 p.m. to 5:39 p.m.
In Camera
Emmanuel Dubourg, Chair (Liberal)

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

It was agreed, — That the clerk of the committee be authorized to grant access to the committee's digital binder to the offices of the whips of each recognized party.

It was agreed, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the committee undertake a study on (a) the allegations that medical assistance in dying was offered to a Veteran unprompted by a Veterans Affairs Canada employee; (b) the impact that this could potentially have on Veteran’s mental health if offered; (c) current policies at Veterans Affairs Canada regarding medical assistance in dying being offered by third-party contractors; and (d) current policies at Veterans Affairs Canada surrounding palliative care; that the study consist of witness testimony and that the committee invite individual Veterans, stakeholder groups, department officials and the Minister of Veterans Affairs; that the committee convene up to three meetings for that study and that the findings shall be reported to the House upon completion of the study.

It was agreed, — That the committee undertake a study of the impact of the new rehab contract awarded by Veterans Affairs Canada on the role of the case manager and the quality of service delivery; and that no fewer than two meetings be devoted to this study; that the study consist of witness testimony from the union, case managers, department officials, and individual veterans; and that the findings shall be reported to the House upon completion of the study.

It was agreed, — That the committee conduct a study on Veterans' employment post-service and the benefits of creating a National Veterans Employment Strategy, including employment and training services offered by the Government of Canada and external partners; Veterans Affairs Canada’s recent Education and Training Benefit; challenges and barriers to Veterans’ employment both within the public service and the private sector; and that the committee table a report with recommendations on how the government can improve training and employment support services tailored to the unique experiences and needs of Veterans.

It was agreed, — That motions adopted by the committee during this meeting and any other notices of motion for future business of the committee be referred to the Subcommittee on Agenda and Procedure for consideration and that the subcommittee report back to the committee.

At 5:39 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Cédric Taquet
Clerk of the committee