Thank you, Chair.
I'd like to thank our witnesses for joining us today. Sometimes it's not easy for us to hear some of the testimonies, but to make changes, we need to. I'd like to thank you for your service.
Ms. McIlmoyle, I want to let you know that we have been hearing testimonies from mostly senior officers, so we're grateful for your participation in this testimony today.
The question I'd like to start off with is for Ms. Hughes from the Legion.
Over the last little while, whether it's been through a focus on studies of women in the military and of Veterans Affairs or just from men and women, we've heard several testimonies about the record-keeping at Veterans Affairs. Often their medical records are hard to find and difficult to transfer to health care providers, who might require them to look after the vets. We've heard testimonies from organizations that have done independent audits, such as the ombudsperson, the PBO, the Auditor General and our own committee, that say sometimes the records even within VAC are lost. They're very, very difficult to keep track of, which is very disappointing, because your medical file is so important for your care.
What do you think about creating a system that would give veterans more control over their medical records, especially when they release and they move to a different community? What are your thoughts on that?