Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Ex-warrant officer replaces high-profile critic as veterans ombudsman

A retired chief warrant officer has been named as the new veterans ombudsman.

Guy Parent replaces the outspoken Pat Stogran, a retired colonel who led a high-profile - and controversial - campaign to improve benefits for veterans.

Mr. Parent was Mr. Stogran's director of investigations and worked in the military ombudsman's office for nine years before that.

Story continues below advertisement

He is a 37-year Canadian Forces veteran.

The Conservative government opted not to renew Mr. Stogran's five-year mandate when it expired this fall.

Mr. Parent's term begins on Remembrance Day.

"I am confident that his vast experience will allow him to serve with competence, passion and conviction on behalf of the men and women to whom Canadians owe so much," Veterans Affairs Minister Jean-Pierre Blackburn said Friday.

Report an error
Comments are closed

We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Combined Shape Created with Sketch.

Thank you!

You are now subscribed to the newsletter at

You can unsubscribe from this newsletter or Globe promotions at any time by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter, or by emailing us at