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2023-2024 Legislative Program

This year's NCVA Legislative Program, which was approved by our 68 member organizations, sets out the essential components of our agenda as we address Parliament, Veterans Affairs Canada and the Department of National Defence. It will focus on the significant concerns with respect to veterans legislation, regulation and policy, as well as the issue of sexual misconduct in the military and the backlog and wait times confronting veterans in making applications for disability pensions and health-care benefits.

With the appointment of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor as the new Minister of Veterans Affairs/Associate Minister of National Defence, we are hopeful that she will provide a "breath of fresh air" and invigorated momentum for the required legislative reform.

The complete Legislative Program can be found here. The following quick links will direct you to specific topics in the document.

The cover of the 2023-2024 NCVA Legislative Program.