Thank you, Mr. Chair.
Thank you, all of you, for coming.
I apologize for the tardiness on our part. Hopefully we'll get through, and we can all get a good response to some of our questions. This has been something we've been following quite extensively, and we've learned a lot about it. This committee is working very well together and we look forward to hearing what you have to say.
A lot of the things that we've heard about on the issue of mental health and suicide are around that transition from being a solider to becoming a veteran. In our previous study, we looked at some of those aspects, and we hope to have some answers. We've come up with some recommendations. Likewise, we will come up with some good recommendations through this study.
One of the things we've heard about is that we train our soldiers to fight. We indoctrinate them from day one, the moment they join the forces, and we keep them that way, and they learn to march based on the order of the hierarchy of the system. When they're finished, we don't decommission them. We don't train them to be civilians. Would you agree with that? This question is for anybody who'd like to respond.