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Minutes of Proceedings

44th Parliament, 1st Session
Meeting 5
Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 6:32 p.m. to 8:33 p.m.
Emmanuel Dubourg, Chair (Liberal)

House of Commons
• Danielle Widmer, Procedural Clerk
Library of Parliament
• Jean-Rodrigue Paré, Analyst
The Royal Canadian Legion
• Steven Clark, National Executive Director
Pursuant to Standing Order 108(2) and the motion adopted by the committee on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 the committee resumed its study of desecration of monuments honouring Veterans.

The witness made a statement and answered questions.

At 7:33 p.m., the sitting was suspended.

At 7:40 p.m., the sitting resumed.

The committee proceeded to the consideration of matters related to committee business.

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 1,225, for the study of Desecration of Monuments Honouring Veterans, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 2,325, for the study of Fairness in the Services Offered to Veterans: Francophones and Anglophones, Men and Women, and the LGBTQ+ Community, be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the proposed budget in the amount of $ 2,425, for the study of Survivor Pension Benefits (Marriage after 60), be adopted.

It was agreed, — That the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs unilaterally and unequivocally condemns the desecration of any War Memorial in Canada, including the National War Memorial, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the National Aboriginal Veterans Monument in Ottawa; and that the committee call upon law enforcement to continue their investigations of these incidents, and that the committee reports this motion to the House.

It was agreed, — That, in relation to its study of the Desecration of Monuments Honouring Veterans, the committee report its findings and recommendations to the House.

At 8:33 p.m., the committee adjourned to the call of the Chair.

Cédric Taquet
Clerk of the committee