Veterans Ombudsman to Host Town Hall for Local Veterans

Published on: 2016/03/24 - in News

Canada’s Veterans Ombudsman, Guy Parent, will host a public Town Hall in Kingston for Veterans, military and RCMP members, families, and other interested parties.

The event is scheduled to take place between 6:30 pm and 8:30 pm on March 29, 2016 in the Ambassador Hotel & Conference Centre’s Lisbon Room at 1550 Princess Street.

The Ombudsman will discuss what his Office is doing on behalf of Canada’s Veterans and provide an update on issues of concern to the Veterans’ community. A short presentation by Mr. Parent will be followed by a question and answer period with the audience.

Those who would like to discuss their cases privately are invited to make an appointment in advance to speak with an Ombudsman Service Representative. These meetings can take place before the town hall or during the following day, at the following time slots:

Tuesday, March 29, 2016 from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Appointments can be made by emailing or calling 613-943-3070.

The appointments are made in 20-minute time slots on a first come first served basis.

Due to privacy concerns, personal cases cannot be discussed during the actual Town Hall.

Chief Warrant Officer Guy Parent (retired) was appointed as the second Veterans Ombudsman in November 2010, for a five-year term. This comes after a career of almost 50 years of serving Canadians in many military and civil functions.

Photo source: Veterans Ombudsman