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Liberal MP John McKay and David Pratt

Liberal MP John McKay, who represents Scarborough-Guildwood, Ont., chairs the House National Defence Committee, and is the Canadian co-chair of the Canada-United States Permanent Joint Board on Defence. David Pratt was the Liberal Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, Ont., from 1997 until 2004 and served as the minister of national defence. He is the principal of David Pratt & Associates, a government relations and strategic consultancy firm located in Ottawa.

Defence Minister Bill Blair, pictured. The House committee recommended in a 2023 report 'that the Government of Canada reconsider its long-standing policy with respect to the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defence program,' reiterating the Senate’s 2014 recommendation, write John McKay and David Pratt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
Defence Minister Bill Blair, pictured. The House committee recommended in a 2023 report 'that the Government of Canada reconsider its long-standing policy with respect to the U.S. Ballistic Missile Defence program,' reiterating the Senate’s 2014 recommendation, write John McKay and David Pratt. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade