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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 27
Thursday, November 24, 2022, 3:34 p.m. to 5:37 p.m.
Emmanuel Dubourg, Chair (Liberal)

• John Nater for Terry Dowdall (Conservative)
• Doug Shipley for Terry Dowdall (Conservative)
House of Commons
• Miriam Burke, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Jean-Rodrigue Paré, Analyst
• Hon. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs
Department of Veterans Affairs
• Steven Harris, Assistant Deputy Minister, Service Delivery Branch
• Paul Ledwell, Deputy Minister
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, October 3, 2022, the committee resumed its study of allegations that medical assistance in dying was offered to a Veteran unprompted by a Veterans Affairs Canada employee.

The Minister made a statement and, with Paul Ledwell and Steven Harris, answered questions.

At 4:36 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 4:41 p.m., the sitting resumed.

Paul Ledwell and Steven Harris answered questions.


Blake Richards moved, — That the committee invite the individual referred to as “Bruce” during Episode #258 of the Operation Tango Romeo, the Trauma Recovery Podcast to testify before the committee on or before December 12th, 2022, and that he be given the opportunity to testify in a way that would preserve his anonymity.

After debate, the question was put on the motion and it was agreed to.

At 5:37 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Audrée Dallaire
Clerk of the committee