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Recent Publications

Recent notable publications, comments, opinions and media appearances (2016-2020)

 

2020​​

Publications by members of the MDLO team

  • Michel Drapeau & Joshua Juneau, "Parliament failing to oversee Canadian military", The Hill Times, (31 August 2020). Click here.

  • Michel W. Drapeau & Joshua Juneau, "MGERC SHMEMGERC", (July 2020) 27:6 Esprit de Corps 40.

  • Michel Drapeau & Joshua Juneau, "Time for Canada to abolish military tribunals", The Hill Times, (8 June 2020). Click here.

Other comments, opinions, and media appearances

  • Lee Berthiaume, “Canada’s military justice system faces constitutionality issues, leaving cases in limbo”, The Canadian Press, (16 October 2020). Click here.

  • Lee Berthiaume, “Courts martial in limbo as Canada’s military justice system faces new challenge”, The Canadian Press, (16 October 2020). Click here. ​

  • Jason Proctor, “Sexual assault charges stayed as questions of independence rock military justice system”, CBC News, (4 October 2020). Click here.

  • Camille Laurin-Desjardins, "<C'est du jamais vu>: une décision pourrait paralyser la Cour martiale!", Droit-Inc., (8 September 2020). Click here.

  • Louis-Samuel Perron, "Une décision exceptionnelle risque de paralyser la justice militaire", La Presse, (4 September 2020). Click here.

  • Roy Green, "Roy Green: Opportunity awaits Erin O'Toole", Global News, (28 August 2020). Click here. 

  • Roy Green, “Roy Green: Could there be a pre-Christmas election for Erin O’Toole and the Conservatives?”, Global News, (14 September 2020). Click here.

  • David Pugliese, “Defence minister has the power to release info about dead child molester, legal experts say”, Ottawa Citizen, (1 September 2020). Click here.

  • Karen Pauls, "Canadian military says new hateful conduct policy will help weed out extremists from the ranks", CBC News, (16 July 2020). Click here.​​

  • La rédaction, "Après un désaveu en Cour fédérale, retrait de toutes les accusations contre le juge militaire en chef", 45e Nord.ca, (12 March 2020). Click here.

  • Karen Pauls, "Canadian military works to define <hateful conduct> to help it detect and discipline extremists", CBC News, (17 February 2020). Click here.

  • Theo Malhotra, “Right-Wing Extremism in the Canadian Military”, McGill J Pol Stud, (23 February 2020). Click here.

  • “Military ‘a prime target’ for extremists”, CBC News, (13 February 2020). Click here. 

2019

Publications by members of the MDLO team

  • Michel Drapeau, "Un grand ménage s’impose après le procès avorté du juge Dutil", 45e Nord.ca (20 June 2019). Click here.

  • Joshua Juneau, "Auditor General's Office being ignored on Defence file", The Hill Times, (18 February 2019). Click here.

Other comments, opinions, and media appearances

  • Ashley Burke, "Most cases of extremist conduct in Canadian military don't end in discipline, says document", CBC News, (19 December 2019). Click here.

  • Lee Berthiaume, "Canadian military faces calls to weed out neo-Nazis, hate group members", The Canadian Press, (21 August 2019). Click here.

  • Jacques N. Godbout, "Justice: réaffirmation éclatante de <l'exception militaire> par la Cour suprême aujourd'hui", 45e Nord.ca, (26 July 2019). Click here.

  • Jesse Ferreras & Abigail Bimman, "Canadian victims gain new rights in military courts, they just can't use them yet", Global News, (19 July 2019). Click here.

  • David Pugliese, “Canadian military’s summary trial system is outdated and unfair, says lawyer”, Ottawa Citizen, (19 July 2019). Click here.

  • Lee Berthiaume, "Opposition parties blame Trudeau government for 'chaos' in Canadian military", The Canadian Press, (10 July 2019). Click here.

  • Blair Crawford, “A citizenship judge as Canada Day nears: <You can be whatever you want to become>”, Ottawa Citizen, (28 June 2019). Click here.

  • "Sexual misconduct persists in military despite efforts to curb assault, StatsCan reports", CBC News, (22 May 2019). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster, "Mark Norman says he has <a story to tell> - but can he tell it?", CBC News, (16 May 2019). Click here.

  • CPAC, "In Committe from the Senate of Canada: The National Defence Act and the Military Justice System" (15 May 2019). Click here.

  • Carole MacNeil, "Serious crimes and military justice", CBC News, (26 March 2019). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster, "Ottawa could face four class-action lawsuits over $165M error at Veterans Affairs", CBC News, (21 February 2019). Click here.

  • La rédaction, "Victoire définitive de 100 millions $ pour les vétérans dans le recours collectif Toth", 45e Nord.ca, (1 February 2019). Click here.

  • "Codenames used to <camouflage> and <deceive>", CBC News, (30 January 2019). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster & Kathleen Harris, "Top military commander says <codenames> are really routine military jargon", CBC News, (30 January 2019). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster, "Two probes launched into claims that military blocked information requests in Norman case", CBC News, (29 January 2019). Click here.

  • "Soldiers suffer frostbit during winter training", CBC News, (27 January 2019). Click here.

2018

Publications by members of the MDLO team

  • Michel Drapeau, "Auditor general’s report on sexual misconduct in military: another canon shot, new signal of distress", The Hill Times, (26 November 2018). Click here.

  • Michel Drapeau, “Rapport du VG sur Op Honour: autre coup de canon, nouveau signal de détresse », 45e Nord, (20 November 2018). Click here.

  • Michel W. Drapeau, "Modernization of courts martial: matter of priority", The Hill Times, (15 October 2018). Click here.

  • Michel Drapeau, « Le «casernement» des Cours martiales est contraire aux principes d’une saine justice”, 45e Nord.ca (26 July 2018). Click here.

  • Joshua Juneau & Michel Drapeau, "Military rights to be affected by prorogation", The Hill Times, (23 July 2018). Click here.

  • Michel Drapeau, "Le ministère de la Défense nationale abuse du privilège de juridiction", 45e Nord.ca (29 May 2018). Click here.

  • Joshua Juneau & Michel Drapeau, "Sajjan deserves applause for 'transformational' military justice reforms", The Hill Times, (14 May 2018). Click here.

  • Michel Drapeau, "Un réel renouveau, inimaginable il y a quelques mois encore, du système judiciaire militaire”, 45e Nord.ca, (10 May 2018). Click here.

  • Joshua Juneau, "Privacy Commissioner's Officer is failing Canadians", The Hill Times, (23 April 2018). Click here.

  • Joshua Juneau & Michel Drapeau, "Time for Parliament to legislate control over Canada's military criminal justice system", The Hill Times, (15 January 2018). Click here.

 

Other comments, opinions, and media appearances

  • Murray Brewster, "<Alarmed> and <disgusted>: Vance erupts over report that DND evaded information requests on Mark Norman", CBC News, (21 December 2018). Click here.

  • "Liberal Party moves fundraiser with Trudeau from military base", The Canadian Press, (11 December 2018). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster, "Cases adjourned, charges withdrawn as military struggles with constitutionality of courts martial", CBC News, (5 December 2018). Click here.

  • Dan Taekema, "Fear, reprisal and blame follow female soldiers who report sexual misconduct", CBC News, (28 November 2018). Click here.

  • "Trump says torture <absolutely> works", CBC News, (4 November 2018). Click here.

  • Lee Berthiaume, "Court drops bomb by ruling against constitutionality of military justice system", The Canadian Press, (28 September 2018). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster, "Mark Norman's military corruption trial will play out during the 2019 election campaign", CBC News, (3 September 2018). Click here.

  • Patrick Cain, "Canada's last military prison costs $2M a year. About half the time, it has no prisoners", Global News, (23 May 2018). Click here. 

  • Murray Brewster, "Ottawa overhauling military justice system to give victims a larger role", CBC News, (10 May 2018). Click here.

  • CPAC, "In Committee from the Senate of Canada: Sexual Harassment in the Canadian Military" (30 April 2018). Click here.

  • Rosa Marchitelli, "Former recruit's alleged torture getting fresh look from investigators", CBC News, (12 April 2018). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster, "Mark Norman says he's <anxious to get to court> in breach-of-trust case", CBC News, (10 April 2018). Click here.

2017

Publications by members of the MDLO team

  • Michel Drapeau & Joshua Juneau, "CAF Grievance System: Crumbling to dust", (June 2017), 24:5, Esprit de Corps.

  • Joshua Juneau, "Outgoing JAG firing blanks at critics", The Hill Times,  (15 May 2017). Click here.

  • Michel Drapeau, Amir Attaran & Pat Strogan, "Time for military to get real about the risks of anti-malaria drug", The Hill Times, (13 March 2017). Click here.

  • Joshua Juneau & Michel Drapeau, "Parliament should oversee appointment of incoming VCDS", The Hill Times, (30 January 2017). Click here.

 

Other comments, opinions, and media appearances

  • Julia Wong, "Federal government claims no wrongdoing after Edmonton military officer files $8M lawsuit"Global News, (13 December 2017). Click here.

  • Rosa Marchitelli & Rachel Ward, "<We were tortured>: Recruits starved and humiliated as part of military training", CBC News, (10 April 2017). Click here.

  • "Lee Berthiaume, "Head of much-maligned military support unit retires six months into job", The Canadian Press(1 February 2017).. Click here.

  • Geoff Leo, "3 Strikes: Sask. government chastised again for handling of GTH document requests", CBC News, (17 January 2017). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster, "Mark Norman, outspoken military vice-chief, relieved of duty without explanation", CBC News, (16 January 2017). Click here.

2016

Publications by members of the MDLO team

  • Michel Drapeau & Gilles Létourneau, "It's time for a civilian review of the military justice system", The Hill Times, (14 November 2016). Click here.

  • Joshua Juneau & Jerry Kovacs, "Veterans' file on track, it's a four year mandate", The Hill Times, (7 November 2016). Click here.

  • Michel Drapeau, "Rash of cadets' deaths at Royal Military College: the need for a coroner's inquest", The Hill Times, (12 September 2016). Click here.

  • Joshua Juneau & Michel Drapeau, "Why's the CF's resistant to transparency, accountability, and oversight?", The Hill Times, (15 August 2016). Click here.

  • Michel Drapeau, "ATI on a slow descent to irrelevance, giving commissioner order-making power will not fix it", The Hill Times, (4 April 2016). Click here.

  • Joshua Juneau & Michel Drapeau, "Canada's military summary trials frozen in time: Drapeau, Juneau", The Hill Times, (15 February 2016). Click here.

  • Gilles Létourneau & Michel Drapeau, "Parliamentary control of Armed Forces: a matter of national urgency and public interest", The Hill Times, (18 January 2016). Click here.

 

Other comments, opinions, and media appearances

  • Kathleen Harris, "Ex-soldier who investigated child porn in military slams $25K <shut up and go away> money", CBC News, (5 December 2016). Click here.

  • CPAC, "Revue politique" (28 November 2016). Click here.

  • Dominique La Haye, “De la <poudre aux yeux>, selon Michel Drapeau", Agence QMI, TVA Nouvelles (11 October 2016). Click here. 

  • Lee Berthiaume, “Canadian Forces mulling leaving sexual crimes to civilian courts”, The Canadian Press, (9 October 2016). Click here.

  • CPAC, "Revue politique" (6 October 2016). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster, "Military grievance board undercut in case of officer's alleged affair", CBC News, (19 July 2016). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster, "DND resumes inquiry into handling of sexual assault case", CBC News, (22 June 2016). Click here.

  • Cristin Schmitz, “Military appeal court head looks to modernize and improve access”, The Lawyer’s Daily (9 June 2016). Click here.

  • Sabrina Fabian, "Agressions sexuelles: le nombre d'enquêtes bondit dans les Forces canadiennes", Radio-Canada, (26 May 2016). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster, "Military sex assault and misconduct investigations increase in 2015", CBC News, (24 May 2016). Click here.

  • Geoff Leo, " Minister of Justice can't explain why CBC was charged $100k more than CTF for GTH document", CBC News, (18 May 2016). Click here.

  • Geoff Leo, "180 000$ pour des demandes d'accès à l'information", Radio-Canada, (5 May 2016). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster, "Ex soldier acquitted before military court martial but faces $8,000 legal bill", The Canadian Press, (18 March 2016). Click here.

  • Brigitte Bureau & Giacomo Panico, "Canadian military unable to account for all lost weapons", CBC News, (8 March 2016). Click here.

  • "DND release of classified docs a <catastrophic failure>, says retired colonel Drapeau", CBC News, (2 March 2017). Click here.

  • Martin Patriquin, "Michel Drapeau: Ghomeshi, rape in the military and what must change", Maclean's Magazine, (9 February 2016). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster, "Ghomeshi trial could chill military women from reporting crime", The Canadian Press, (7 February 2016). Click here.

  • CPAC, "Revue politique" (1 February 2016). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster, "Canadian war vet faces court martial over rude remark", The Canadian Press, (7 January 2016). Click here.

  • Murray Brewster, “Veteran faces court martial after release”, The Canadian Press, (6 January 2016). Click here.

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