Veteran Affairs

Veterans Affairs (March 6, 2012)

Veterans Affairs Minister Steven Blaney discussed his department’s spending for the remainder of the fiscal year and the budget for 2012-2013. The minister stressed that the government was maintaining benefits for veterans, and that next year’s main estimates will provide Veterans Affairs Canada with nearly $3.6 billion, an increase of $44.8 million compared to last year.

Veterans Review and Appeal Board Chair John D. Larlee, Deputy Minister Suzanne Tining and Assistant Deputy Minister James Gilbert responded to questions during the second part of the meeting.