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Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence

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

Darrell Samson

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

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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Associate Deputy Minister, Veterans Affairs Canada

Ken MacKillop

Ken MacKillop

Ken MacKillop was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs effective July 25, 2022. He brings extensive experience in public affairs from his service in both the Government of Canada and in the Canadian Armed Forces.

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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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Assistant Deputy Minister, Commemoration and Public Affairs

Amy Meunier

Amy Meunier

Amy Meunier is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Commemoration and Public Affairs Branch.

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Assistant Deputy Minister of Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance

Pierre Tessier

Pierre Tessier

Pierre Tessier is Assistant Deputy Minister of the Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance Branch.

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

Sara Lantz

Sara Lantz

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

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