Ombudsman writes to Chief of Defence Staff to follow up on Cold Lake recommendations

4 November 2014

General Tom Lawson, CMM, CD
Chief of the Defence Staff
Department of National Defence
National Defence Headquarters
Major General George R. Pearkes Building
13th Floor, South Tower, CDS Suits
101 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa K1A 0K2

Dear General Lawson,

In July of 2013, my predecessor released a report entitled, An examination of Canadian Forces Cold Lake (Wing 4). In that report, our office made nine recommendations to the Canadian Armed Forces to improve the lives and welfare of those living in that location.

In your June 2013 response to the draft report, you indicated that there were several issues that were under discussion and required further examination. As a matter of corporate practice, my office benchmarks progress on our recommendations on a regular basis. As such I am writing to determine if an official action plan has been established, and, if an update to our recommendation could be provided.


Gary Walbourne

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