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Monday, January 17, 2022

The defence minister and Canada’s top soldier to regret to sexual offence victims

Key takeaways: 

  • 13 regret will be streamed on the Canadian Armed Forces Facebook surface.
  • Defence Minister Anita Anand will formally confess to military survivors of a sexual offence on Dec. 13.

Defend Minister and A Soldier to apologize: 

Canada’s defence minister will meet the nation’s top soldier is giving a formal explanation to survivors of sexual misbehaviour in the armed forces on December 13.

“All Defence Team members should be treated fairly in a workplace that is safe and free of any kind of harassment and discrimination,” states a joint statement from the federal government. Source – cbc.ca

“We know there is much more work to do to create lasting and positive culture change, and we will continue to listen to and learn from those affected to ensure we are taking the necessary action to make that change.” Source – cbc.ca

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Defence Minister Anita Anand will regret on side of the Government of Canada. Her deputy, Jody Thomas, will confess on account of the Department of National Defence. Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Wayne Eyre will confess on side of the armed forces.

The explanation will take place at 1 p.m. and will be run live on the Canadian Armed Forces Facebook account. later, the video of the explanation will be posted to the Forces Twitter and YouTube pages and the Sexual Misconduct Apology web page.

Since first, the military has been beset by accusations of sexual misbehaviour including some of its highest-ranking officers. Over a half dozen top-ranking commanders have been either the cases of charges or have been sidelined over how they managed offence cases.

This past spring, the federal government designated resigned Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour to come up with offers to stop the abuse, bullying and sexual assault that have been endemic in the military for more than a period. Her study, which started in April, is supposed to remain around a year.

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