Question To The Minister of National Defence on Self-Harm

Committee of the Whole


Randall Garrison, Member of Parliament for Esquimalt - Saanich - Sooke and the NDP Critic for National Defence asked the Minister of National Defence during the Committee of the Whole why the Government of Canada has continued to refuse to remove section 98(c) from the National Defence Act. This section makes self-harm a disciplinary action under the Military Code of Service Conduct, making it a very real barrier to service women and men from receiving the mental health supports they need while serving their country.