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View Sonia Sidhu Profile
Lib. (ON)
Thank you, Mr. Davies.
First of all, I thank you for your support.
I personally fully support 360°. I know as the chair of the all-party diabetes caucus that we work together. Last term when we studied the diabetes issue, we all supported that 360°. The government, of course, needs to conduct their own consultation and stakeholders engagement, but Diabetes Canada has done great work in putting together their 360° strategy.
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Lib. (ON)
That is why Bill C-237 is a pathway towards a strategy. Diabetes 360° is an example of such a strategy.
It isn't appropriate to tell Health Canada what should be implemented at this point, but I [Technical difficulty—Editor] and research plan, and we must let Health Canada look at it for implementation. That is why it's a pathway. I know Diabetes Canada is working well together with us. That is why I brought forward Bill C-237.
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Lib. (ON)
We need that strategy. I personally support diabetes 360° and the next level. That is why I brought forward Bill C-237. We need a strategy.
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Lib. (ON)
Thank you [Technical difficulty—Editor].
I do not oppose Mr. d'Entremont's amendment, but would remind committee members that the CRA is an arm's-length agency for a reason. [Technical difficulty—Editor] to be dictating this type of decision.
I do not believe that DTC regulations mention any specific disease or condition. My understanding of DTC is that it is meant to help people with a disability that impairs their ability to work or takes a lot of time to manage, like significant physiotherapy. Not all individuals with diabetes meet this threshold.
Regardless of whether an individual is eligible for the DTC, tax relief for medical expenses, such as the cost of insulin, insulin pumps and other supplies, may be available through the medical expense tax credit, with additional support for low-income working Canadians provided through the refundable medical expense supplement.
Diabetes can be expensive for some people to manage. I know that personally. As providers of health care, it should be the provinces that help to fill that gap. That is why government will need to work closely with the provinces and territories to ensure there is clarity about what each level of government is responsible for and that they are putting resources into the right program.
I once again thank Mr. d'Entremont for his input and feedback.
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Lib. (ON)
I have a point of order, Madam Chair.
Can we take a moment to discuss the notice of meeting that was posted yesterday? Some things can be dealt with today after we are done with the witnesses. There's a lot of work that residents expect from us during the constituency weeks, so we all prefer not to lose time.
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Lib. (ON)
Madam Chair, let's not delay the witnesses' time. I will bring it at the end of the meeting and we will discuss it then. Let's start the meeting.
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Lib. (ON)
Thank you, Madam Chair.
Thank you to all the witnesses who are joining us today.
My first questions are for Colonel Leblanc. In your answers, I want you to focus on women and, generally, on survivors.
Can you discuss why it is important for your investigations to remain neutral and independent?
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Lib. (ON)
Thank you.
How do you ensure that the process is a trauma-informed approach and encourages members to come forward?
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Lib. (ON)
Thank you, Colonel.
Madam Chair, I would like Ms. Vandenbeld to finish the questions she was going to ask earlier.
Thank you.
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Lib. (ON)
Thank you, Madam Chair.
As we discussed, it's the will of multiple members to proceed with a brief discussion of committee business. Members have busy schedules in their constituencies. I'm worried about the clerks and the interpretation staff working on over 28 committees.
Madam Chair, for purpose and clarity, I have a motion that will be sent to all members in both official languages.
With regard to the motion, I move the following:
That, regarding the committee’s study of sexual misconduct within the Canadian Armed Forces, each party be invited to submit their priority-ranked witnesses to the clerk by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday, March 31, 2021, and these witnesses be invited by the clerk based on the schedule of the committee.
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Lib. (ON)
On a point of order, Madam Chair, the staff cannot hear on the phone line. Can someone look into that? Thank you.
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Lib. (ON)
Thank you, Madam Chair. General Eyre and General Allen, thank you for joining us today.
Over the course of this study, I hope we'll be able to hear directly from survivors in the coming weeks.
Could you tell us if either of you have had any direct conversation with the survivors of sexual misconduct? What have you learned from them? What measures can be used to empower them?
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Lib. (ON)
General, have experts in gender-based violence and trauma been involved in the efforts to address sexual violence in the Canadian Armed Forces? Can you elaborate?
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Lib. (ON)
Thank you.
We have heard stories recently where the officers who complain of sexual misconduct are outranked by the person they are investigating, or that commanding officers may intervene in the investigation.
Can you tell us the procedure that you expect to be put in place to ensure investigations are truly independent?
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Lib. (ON)
Thank you.
General Allen, you have had a long and impressive career in which you have worked your way up through the ranks into your new role, which effectively makes you the highest-ranking woman in the history of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Over your many years of service, can you tell us about the change of culture around these issues?
General Eyre, or General Allen, do you think you have seen improvement?
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