Statement by Chairman of Veterans Review and Appeal Board - 2012

Charlottetown, Oct 2, 2012 – On May 17, 2012, the Chairman of the Veterans Review and Appeal Board, John Larlee, repaid the costs to the federal government associated with attending the Cambridge Lectures in 2009 and 2011.

"As head of a federal quasi-judicial tribunal, I found value in the lectures as a worthwhile professional development opportunity. In view of the current climate of fiscal restraint and the concerns voiced by Veterans about the value to them of my attendance at this conference, I reimbursed all associated costs for the good of the Board," said Mr. Larlee.

These expenses followed the appropriate guidelines and all travel was done in compliance with Treasury Board guidelines.

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