Tracking the mental health of veterans is a good first step, but an investigation into how Canada ended up in the Afghanistan theatre would be more effective, says Scott Taylor.
Chief of Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance, left, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Veterans Affairs Minister Seamus O’Regan and parliamentary secretary Sherry Romanado unveiled a suicide prevention strategy in Ottawa on Oct. 5. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
OTTAWA—There were news stories out of Afghanistan last week detailing how the United States is expanding and entrenching the so-called Green Zone in the centre of Kabul.
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'It’s a question of the Crown and its relations with Indigenous people and chiefs. It’s not a question of getting their views to a parliamentary committee,' says Green parliamentary leader Elizabeth May.
Plus, the heritage minister says recommendations made by an expert broadcast review panel will be used to inform a forthcoming government bill, which he expects to table before the House rises this summer.
The three-member working group set up by the House Board of Internal Economy in 2019 to oversee Centre Block’s renovation was disbanded with the last Parliament, and discussions are now underway on its successor.