NOVA SCOTIA HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Legislative Committees Office
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VETERANS AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
Ms. Pam Eyking (Chair)
Mr. Ben Jessome (Vice-Chair)
Ms. Patricia Arab
Mr. Stephen Gough
Mr. Keith Irving
Hon. Alfie MacLeod
Mr. Eddie Orrell
Hon. Dave Wilson
Hon. Gordie Gosse
[Ms. Patricia Arab was replaced by Mr. Iain Rankin.]
[Mr. Keith Irving was replaced by Mr. Bill Horne.]
Ms. Kim Langille
Legislative Committee Clerk
Mr. Gordon Hebb
HALIFAX, THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
STANDING COMMITTEE ON VETERANS AFFAIRS
Ms. Pam Eyking
MADAM CHAIRMAN: I’m going to call this meeting to order. This is the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs. I am the Chair, Pam Eyking, MLA for Victoria-The Lakes. I’m going to ask the committee members to introduce themselves for the purpose of the recording and to state their constituency please. We’ll start with Mr. Rankin.
[The committee members introduced themselves.]
MADAM CHAIRMAN: The committee was to be receiving a presentation regarding Veterans’ Emergency Transition Services Canada today. However, the clerk received word when she arrived this morning that the witness is sick and is not able to attend. Given the late notice of this, I felt that the committee should still meet and it will provide the members with the ability to discuss rescheduling. Go ahead, Mr. Rankin.
MR. IAIN RANKIN: I see the next meeting date here is May 14th and given that March break is next week and then the House sits, I move that we schedule that witness in on that date, May 14th.
MR. EDDIE ORRELL: Do we have anyone scheduled for that day?
MS. KIM LANGILLE (Legislative Committee Clerk): No, I don’t actually have anyone scheduled for that date yet.
MADAM CHAIRMAN: Can I have a seconder for that?
AN HON. MEMBER: You don’t need a seconder.
MADAM CHAIRMAN: Would all those in favour of the motion please say Aye. Contrary minded, Nay.
The motion is carried.
We have some committee business here, we can go over our correspondence. Everyone has a copy in hand and they can glance over it themselves. There’s the Clare Chamber of Commerce that has replied to our request. The Halifax Chamber of Commerce and the Protocol Office responded to the committee’s letter from the January 8th meeting.
Okay, so we have our next meeting date, we’re already agreed on that and I adjourn this meeting. Thank you.
[The committee adjourned at 9:04 a.m.]