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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 66
Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 4:04 p.m. to 6:07 p.m.
Emmanuel Dubourg, Chair (Liberal)

Library of Parliament
• Jean-Rodrigue Paré, Analyst
As an individual
• Hon. Beverley Ann Busson, Veteran, Senator and Retired Royal Canadian Mounted Police Commissioner
• Anna-Lisa Rovak, Veteran
Davidson Institute
• Adrienne Davidson-Helgerson, Director of Operations, Operational Stress Recovery
• Christina Rochford
True Patriot Love Foundation
• Eleanor Taylor, Manager, Community Engagement and Advocacy
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Monday, October 3, 2022, the committee resumed its study of the experience of women Veterans.

The witnesses made statements and answered questions.


Blake Richards moved, — That, pursuant to Standing Order 108(2), the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs conduct a study on reports that Canadian Armed Forces Chaplains have been directed by the Government to restrict or cease prayer at public ceremonies; that this study be comprised of no fewer than four meetings and that the committee report its finding to the House.

Debate arose thereon.

The question was put on the motion and it was negatived on the following recorded division:

YEAS: Terry Dowdall, Blake Richards, Fraser Tolmie, Cathay Wagantall — 4;

NAYS: Carolyn Bennett, Rachel Blaney, Sean Casey, Luc Desilets, Bryan May, Wilson Miao, Randeep Sarai — 7.

Questioning of the witnesses resumed.

At 6:07 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Alexandre (Sacha) Vassiliev
Clerk of the committee