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Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay MP

The Minister of Veterans is responsible for the Veterans Affairs Portfolio in the Government of Canada.

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Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

Stéphane Lauzon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

Darrell Samson

A proud Acadian, Mr. Samson is an educator, administrator, politician, entrepreneur, and defender of linguistic and cultural minorities.

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Deputy Minister, Veterans Affairs Canada

Paul Ledwell, Deputy Minister, Veterans Affairs Canada

Paul Ledwell

Paul Ledwell was appointed Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs effective May 25, 2021. He brings extensive experience in government affairs, public policy and research, and organizational strategy, including extensive work with partners in government, private and voluntary sectors and the media.

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Assistant Deputy Minister, Service Delivery

Steven Harris

Steven Harris

Steven Harris is Assistant Deputy Minister of Service Delivery at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).

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A/Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services

Sara Lantz is the acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services.

Sara Lantz

Sara Lantz is the acting Assistant Deputy Minister, Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Services.

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Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Oversight and Communications

Charlotte Bastien, Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Oversight and Communications

Charlotte Bastien

Mrs. Charlotte Bastien is the Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Oversight and Communications.

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Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Commemoration

Rick Christopher

Rick Christopher

Rick Christopher is Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy and Commemoration at Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC).

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