Media Advisory - Veterans Ombudsman to hold a public town hall with Veterans in Petawawa on January 25, 2017

OTTAWA, Jan. 20, 2017 /CNW/ - Canada's Veterans Ombudsman, Guy Parent, will host a public town hall in Petawawa, Ontario, for Veterans, military and RCMP members, their families, and other interested parties. This is an opportunity for the Ombudsman to hear the concerns of the Veterans' community. Mr. Parent will provide information about the work his office is doing to help Veterans, and his priorities for addressing the gaps in the benefits and services that are provided to Veterans and their families.

Before the town hall, between 8:00 and 16:00, Veterans can schedule a consultation with an Ombudsman Service Representative to discuss their case privately.  Consultations are made in 20-minute time slots on a first-come, first-served basis. Veterans are asked to schedule a consultation in advance by emailing by January 20, 2017. Personal cases cannot be discussed during the town hall due to privacy concerns.


Town Hall - January 25, 2017


18:30 - 20:30


Petawawa Golf Club

3 Festubert Blvd,

Petawawa, Ontario

Ombudsman Service Representative Consultations - January 25, 2017


8:00 to 12:00 and 13:00 to 16:00


Red Pine Room

Petawawa Quality Inn & Suites

3119-B Petawawa Blvd,

Petawawa, Ontario 


Media wishing to arrange an interview with the Veterans Ombudsman, Guy Parent, are asked to contact Lucille Hodgins.


SOURCE Veterans Ombudsman

For further information: Media inquiries: Lucille Hodgins, Office of the Veterans Ombudsman, 613-943-7884,

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