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May 5, 2014

Mr. Gary Walbourne
Ombudsman
National Defence and Canadian Forces
100 Metcalfe Street, 12th Floor
Ottawa, ON
K1P 5M1 

 

Dear Mr. Walbourne,

I am writing in response to a request made by your predecessor requesting permission to initiate an investigation into the tragic explosion at CFB Valcartier on 30 July 1974 that killed and wounded a number of cadets.

Although this tragic incident occurred in the pre-mandate period, given the number of concerns raised with your office regarding the circumstances leading up to and after the explosion, I hereby approve the request to open this investigation.

Yours truly,

 

Hon. Rob Nicholson, PC, QC, MP

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