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Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay MP

Lawrence MacAulay, Member of Parliament for Cardigan, was first elected to the House of Commons on November 21, 1988, to represent Cardigan in eastern Prince Edward Island, and won his ninth consecutive election in October 2015..

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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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