Independent and Effective Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman Act

An Act to establish the office of the Veterans’ Ombudsman

This bill was previously introduced in the 41st Parliament, 1st Session.

Sponsor

Irene Mathyssen  NDP

Introduced as a private member’s bill. (These don’t often become law.)

Status

Introduced, as of Oct. 16, 2013

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Summary

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This enactment establishes the office of the Veterans’ Ombudsman and provides a mandate and a legislative framework for the Ombudsman to review certain matters relating to veterans and other clients, the exercise of the powers, duties and functions of the Minister of Veterans Affairs under the Department of Veterans Affairs Act and systemic issues that relate to the operation of the Veterans Review and Appeal Board.

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Independent and Effective Office of the Veterans' Ombudsman Act
Routine Proceedings

September 23rd, 2011 / 12:05 p.m.
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NDP

Irene Mathyssen London—Fanshawe, ON

moved for leave to introduce Bill C-283, An Act to establish the office of the Veterans’ Ombudsman.

Mr. Speaker, this is a bill of which I am very proud. It is in regard to support for our veterans and peacekeepers.

Too many veterans are denied benefits and former peacekeepers have been abandoned. We see the evidence of this with the many homeless veterans and people who depend on food banks.

In regard to the Veterans Review and Appeal Board, it is important to have qualified members on the board, people with medical credentials and also individuals who have served in the Canadian Forces because they have experience of the reality of CF personnel.

I hope the House will support this because it supports veterans.

(Motions deemed adopted, bill read the first time and printed)