Evidence of meeting #49 for Veterans Affairs in the 41st Parliament, 2nd Session. (The original version is on Parliament’s site, as are the minutes.) The winning word was meeting.

A recording is available from Parliament.

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MPs speaking

Also speaking

Clerk of the Committee  Mr. Jean-François Pagé
Jean-Rodrigue Paré  Committee Researcher

9:45 a.m.

Liberal

Frank Valeriote Liberal Guelph, ON

I'll close, but on the cenotaph there was this Latin writing and I had it interpreted. It too really brought it home for me. It said, “We live on in the hearts of those for whom we died.” It's exactly the purpose of all of these commemorations.

I don't want to overstate it. I just have to tell you, it was a very emotional and overwhelming experience.

9:45 a.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Royal Galipeau

Thank you for saying it, and I want to tell you that you did not run over time.

Do you have something?

May 14th, 2015 / 9:45 a.m.

NDP

Peter Stoffer NDP Sackville—Eastern Shore, NS

I do.

Since we're here on future business, we have been discussing a transition process. I think before the House rises on the 23rd, we should have some form of either a letter or something, to both ministers, indicating what we've heard and what advice we can give the two departments in order to assist in the transition process. We should do something. Otherwise, it's two months and we've listened to people, but we didn't really conclude it in some way.

I know that the discussion on transition takes more than just a few months. It's quite a long process, but we've already done our report before on it. I think if we had a letter that went with it saying that we the committee, from what we heard, recommend or advise a couple of things in order to assist in the transition process, it would be helpful to sort of wrap that up.

I leave that with you.

9:45 a.m.

Conservative

Pierre Lemieux Conservative Glengarry—Prescott—Russell, ON

I think that's a fine suggestion.

What I would recommend, Mr. Chair, is that we should get to the end of the work that we're about to do. We have that Thursday meeting where we're going to be discussing what we send back to the finance committee. We could use a portion of that meeting, of course, to map out the work we want to do in the remaining meetings before the end of the session.

9:45 a.m.

Liberal

Frank Valeriote Liberal Guelph, ON

If he hasn't already, could the analyst be instructed to prepare a report? At least we will have everything as current as we possibly can, so that if we have to quickly review this, it will be ready.

9:45 a.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Royal Galipeau

He has received this instruction.

9:45 a.m.

Jean-Rodrigue Paré Committee Researcher

It will be delayed a little because of the budget implementation bill, but you'll get the whole thing.

9:45 a.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Royal Galipeau

John, you haven't made any noises.

9:45 a.m.

Conservative

Ted Opitz Conservative Etobicoke Centre, ON

I hear him breathing.

9:45 a.m.

Conservative

John Carmichael Conservative Don Valley West, ON

I'm the alter ego to Wlad Lizon.

9:45 a.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Royal Galipeau

Let the record show that John Carmichael did not cause a disturbance today.

Has everybody had their piece?

9:45 a.m.

An hon. member

Yes.

9:45 a.m.

Conservative

The Chair Conservative Royal Galipeau

The 50th meeting of the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs will be held on Tuesday, May 26, here in this room, from 8:45 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

The meeting is adjourned.