Letter to the Minister Concerning Ombusdman Report - An Investigation into the 1974 Valcartier Cadets Grenade Incident

 25 June 2015

The Honourable Jason Kenney, P.C., M.P.
Minister of National Defence
National Defence Headquarters
Major-General George R. Pearkes Building
101 Colonel By Drive
13th Floor, North Tower
Ottawa, ON K1A 0K2
 

Dear Minister Kenney:

I am pleased to submit to you our report entitled An Investigation into the 1974 Valcartier Cadets Grenade Incident.  This report is submitted to you pursuant to paragraph 38(1)(b) of the Ministerial Directives respecting the Ombudsman for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces.

The compelling issues and perceived discrepancies in treatment and compensation prompted the Office, with ministerial approval, to consider the incident and issues emanating from it and make appropriate recommendations to the Minister of National Defence.

As is standard practice, we will be publishing the report no sooner than 28 days from the date of this letter.  Please note that the final published version of this report will be formatted differently. However, this will not affect the substance in the attached version.

We look forward to receiving your response to our recommendations.

Sincerely,
 

Gary Walbourne
Ombudsman

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