Thank you, Mr. Chair.
I want to thank all the witnesses here, as well, especially those who have served. Thank you for your service.
When I left the meeting here last week, I didn't feel very good about it, quite frankly. I was upset. Over the weekend, on Friday—I have to say ahead of time—the veteran we are talking about reached out to my office. I've had lengthy discussions, like you, Mr. Meincke. There are transcripts and messages that we went over since the weekend. I just want to make sure, before we begin.... The individual we're talking about is non-partisan. He has no link to any party, first of all. The other thing I want to say is.... Quite frankly, his concern, as you said so well, is about other veterans who perhaps had the same experience, and how that could affect them. Before we even begin, I wanted to say that.
I was quite disappointed with the minister. I was quite disappointed with the deputy minister for the fact that if that was my brother, my sister, my father, a friend or anybody, what happened.... I've seen the documentation. I can't share it, either, at this particular moment in time. I haven't even shared it with my colleagues, quite frankly, to honour this gentleman. The apology, as far as I'm concerned.... I would think an individual at the top should have called this person. Obviously, they suffered from post-traumatic stress, and to leave them hanging after the fact is unacceptable. This came out in August.
Do you think that the apology, and how that went forward, was meaningful?