Ombudsman Ontario

Ombudsman Ontario

October 30, 2006 10:48 ET

Media Advisory: Ombudsman of Ontario to Appear Before Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Oct. 30, 2006) - Andre Marin, Ombudsman of Ontario, will appear before the Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs to outline his vision for a strong Ombudsman for Canada's veterans. The Standing Committee is currently studying the creation of an Ombudsman for Veterans Affairs Canada.

In his remarks to the Committee, the Ombudsman of Ontario will comment on the features necessary for an effective ombudsman for veterans and the reporting structures to ensure independence.

Mr. Marin was the first Ombudsman for National Defence and the Canadian Forces serving from 1998 to 2006. Mrs. Barbara Finlay, Deputy Ombudsman and Director Operations at the Ombudsman's Office, will accompany him.

WHEN: Wednesday, November 1, 2006
3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

WHERE: Room 269, West Block
Parliament Hill

Contact Information

  • Mr. Marin will be available for interviews
    following the meeting, please contact:
    Barbara Theobalds, Media Relations Advisor
    (416) 586-3423