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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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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

General Walt Natynczyk, Deputy Minister, Veterans Affairs Canada

General (retired) Walt Natynczyk CMM MSC CD

General Walt Natynczyk was appointed Deputy Minister of Veterans Affairs Canada effective November 3, 2014. Prior to that he was President of the Canadian Space Agency from August 2013 to November 2014, which followed his retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces where he last served as Chief of Defence Staff from July 2008 to October 2012.

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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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