Veterans Ombudsman to Hold Public Meetings with Veterans in Ottawa and Gatineau

January 24, 2013

Ottawa, Ontario – Canada's Veterans Ombudsman, Guy Parent, will host town hall sessions in Ottawa and Gatineau (Aylmer sector) for Veterans, RCMP members, military members, families and other interested parties. These meetings are opportunities for the Veterans Ombudsman to meet with Veterans, talk about what the Office is doing on their behalf and answer questions about the Office and issues of importance to the Veterans community. Mr. Parent will deliver a short presentation, followed by a question and answer period with the audience. Representatives from the Office will be available at the town hall to meet individually Veterans who wish to discuss the particulars of their case.

Gatineau (Aylmer sector):

Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 33, 59 Bancroft Street, Gatineau (Aylmer sector), Quebec

Date: Monday, January 28, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Ottawa:

Location: Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 480, 389 Richmond Road, Ottawa, Ontario

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Time: 7:00 p.m. ET

Media wishing to arrange an interview with the Veterans Ombudsman, Guy Parent, are asked to contact Claude Rochon at: claude.rochon@ombudsman-veterans.gc.ca.

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