Veterans Well-being Act

An Act to amend the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act, the Pension Act and the Department of Veterans Affairs Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts


Kent Hehr  Liberal


Second reading (House), as of March 24, 2017

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This enactment amends the Canadian Forces Members and Veterans Re-establishment and Compensation Act to, among other things,

(a) specify to whom career transition services may be provided under Part 1 of the Act and authorize the Governor in Council to make regulations respecting those services;

(b) create a new education and training benefit that will provide a veteran with up to $80,000 for a course of study at an educational institution or for other education or training that is approved by the Minister of Veterans Affairs;

(c) end the family caregiver relief benefit and replace it with a caregiver recognition benefit that is payable to a person designated by a veteran;

(d) authorize the Minister of Veterans Affairs to waive the requirement for an application for compensation, services or assistance under the Act in certain cases;

(e) set out to whom any amount payable under the Act is to be paid if the person who is entitled to that amount dies before receiving it; and

(f) change the name of the Act.

The enactment also amends the Pension Act and the Department of Veterans Affairs Act to remove references to hospitals under the jurisdiction of the Department of Veterans Affairs as there are no longer any such hospitals.

Finally, it makes consequential amendments to other Acts.


All sorts of information on this bill is available at LEGISinfo, provided by the Library of Parliament. You can also read the full text of the bill.

May 8th, 2018 / 12:25 p.m.
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Director, Firearms Regulatory Services, Canadian Firearms Program, Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Rob O'Reilly

No, we don't. As mentioned, prior to Bill C-42 coming into effect in 2015, the program was issuing authorization to transport, for all purposes, what we would call single purpose ATTs. In essence, this is a return to a practice that we are well versed and practised in providing. Although it will create an increased number, as mentioned earlier to Mr. Fraser, roughly 96% of all authorizations to transport that we've historically issued were for the two purposes that remain automatic. The other roughly 4.5% don't represent a significant amount of authorizations to transport and we will be able to manage those.

Veterans Well-being ActRoutine Proceedings

March 24th, 2017 / 12:10 p.m.
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Calgary Centre Alberta


Kent Hehr LiberalMinister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence