Presenting Petitions: Independent Veterans Ombudsman

Ms. Irene Mathyssen (London—Fanshawe, NDP): Mr. Speaker, I have a petition from a number of citizens who are very concerned about what happens to our veterans. Of course we all know that the freedoms and privileges that we have in our country and in this House are owed to veterans.

The concern is that Canadian veterans be treated fairly. Petitioners want to have the assurance of Parliament that the independent Office of the Veterans Ombudsman will continue and that veterans from all campaigns will have equal representation with that ombudsman.