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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 2
Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 7:27 p.m. to 9:12 p.m.
Emmanuel Dubourg, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Danielle Widmer, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Jean-Rodrigue Paré, Analyst
• Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs
• Paul Ledwell, Deputy Minister
• Steven Harris, Assistant Deputy Minister, Service Delivery Branch
• Sara Lantz, Acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services Branch
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, December 14, 2021, the committee proceeded to a briefing by the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Department Officials.

The Minister made a statement and, with the other witnesses, answered questions.

Rechie Valdez gave notice of the following motion:

That, given the shameful and disrespectful behaviour shown by protesters at the National War Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument, the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs undertake an urgent study to review these actions and that witnesses include the Ottawa Police Services, the Royal Canadian Legion, the Assembly of First Nations Veterans Council, and government officials from Veterans Affairs Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces, and Public Services and Procurement Canada.

At 8:39 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 8:43 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 9:12 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Cédric Taquet
Clerk of the Committee