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Sexual Misconduct in the C.A.F. and R.C.M.P.

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2021: Allegations involving Chief(s) of Defence Staff, Chief of Military Personnel, Ombudsman, Minister of National Defence, etc.

Jacques Gallant, "Liberals and Bloc shut down probe of allegations of sexual misconduct in Canada’s military", The Toronto Star, (12 April 2021). Click here.

Murray Brewster, "Contradictions pile up in the federal government's approach to military misconduct", CBC News, (8 April 2021). Click here.

 

Jacques Gallant, "Defence minister knew of allegations against military's top official years ago. So what happened?", The Standard, (19 March 2021). Click here.

 

Ashley Burke, "Military commander in charge of human resources facing claims of inappropriate behaviour", CBC News, (9 March 2021). Click here.

Samantha Wright Allen, "Military’s investigative arm ‘uniquely poised’ to probe allegations at the top, says officer, but critics question its independence", The Hill Times, (5 March 2021). Click here. 

 

Murray Brewster, "Sajjan had duty to pursue misconduct claim against Vance, say former military members" CBC News, (5 March 2021). Click here. 

 

Lee Berthiaume, "Former military ombudsman to testify as committee digs into Vance allegations", The Canadian Press, (3 March 2021). Click here.

 

Mike Lapointe, "MPs, experts reeling following Vance allegations, McDonald's voluntary departure from top military post", The Hill Times, (1 March 2021). Click here.

 

Ian Austen, "Canada's Top Military Officer Steps Aside Amid Investigation", The New York Times, (25 February 2021). Click here.

 

Lee Berthiaume, "Military reeling as new defence chief steps aside amid allegations of misconduct", CTV News, (25 February 2021). Click here.

 

Robert Fife, "Admiral Art McDonald steps aside as defence chief amid investigation into misconduct allegations, The Globe and Mail, (25 February 2021). Click here.

 

Bob Komsic, "New Top Military Commander Steps Down Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations", Zoomer Radio, (25 February 2021). Cliqck here.

 

Sean Boynton & Amanda Connolly, "Conservatives call on defence minister Sajjan to show he acted on Vance allegations", Global News, (23 February 2021). Click here.

 

David Pugliese, "Sexual misconduct allegations against Gen. Jon Vance show need for independent investigative body, committee hears", Ottawa Citizen, (22 February 2021). Click here.

 

Michael Fraiman, "The House of Commons takes a stand on the G-word", Maclean's Magazine, (22 February 2021). Click here.

 

Samantha Wright Allen, "Independent investigation into military, Vance allegations 'necessary' to rebuild credibility, says former Supreme Court justice Deschamps", The Hill Times, (22 February 2021). Click here.

 

Michel W. Drapeau, at House of Commons, 43rd Parliament, 2nd Session, "Addressing Sexual Misconduct Issues in the Canadian Armed Forces, Including the Allegations Against Former Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance". Meeting 16, (22 February 2021). Click here.

 

Murray Brewster, "Government probe into Vance allegations ended when ombudsman refused to hand over info: sources", CBC News, (12 February 2021). Click here.

Ashley Burke & Kristen Everson, "Une enquête sur les allégations de viol visant le vice-amiral Haydn Edmundson", Radio-Canada, (1 avril 2021). Cliquez ici.

Anne Caroline Desplanques, "L’armée peine à recruter et à garder les femmes: Les violences sexuelles minent l’atteinte des objectifs établis par les militaires", Le Journal de Montréal, (29 mars 2021). Cliquez ici.

Jacques N. Godbout, "La défense dans la tourmente: ne jetons pas le bébé avec l’eau du bain, dit Jody Thomas, il faudra peut-être sacrifier une génération déclare à l’opposé Me Michel Drapeau", 45e Nord, (27 mars 2021). Cliquez ici.

 

Lee Berthiaume, "Justin Trudeau dit que son personnel savait dès 2018", The Canadian Press, (10 mars 2021). Cliquez ici.

CBC News / Radio-Canada, "Un autre haut gradé militaire visé par des allégations de comportement inapproprié", (9 mars 2021). Cliquez ici.

Mélanie Marquis, "Une crise majeure", La Presse, (26 février 2021). Cliquez ici.

CPAC, "L'essentiel: Allégations d'inconduites contre des hauts gradés des Forces armées canadiennes", (25 février 2021). Cliquez ici.

Sexual Misconduct, Reporting, Prosecution and Jurisdiction

Mélanie Marquis, "Ce n'était pas la pire agression, mais c'était la dernière", La Presse, (22 mars 2021). Cliquez ici.

Mélanie Marquis, "Procès d'un militaire pour agression sexuelle: Stéphanie Raymond peut enfin crier victoire", La Presse, (12 mars 2021). Cliquez ici.

Émilie Bergeron, "Agressions sexuelles dans l’armée: Plus de 15 M$ pour une opération jusqu’ici inefficace", Le Journal de Montréal, (28 mai 2019). Cliquez ici.

Émilie Bergeron, "Inconduites sexuelles dans l'armée: pas de baisse malgré les efforts déployés". Le Journal de Montréal, (22 mai 2019). Cliquez ici.

Michel Drapeau, “Rapport du VG sur Op Honour: autre coup de canon, nouveau signal de détresse », 45e Nord, (20 novembre 2018). Cliquez ici.

Christopher Nardi, "Militaires expulsés pour inconduite sexuelle: Depuis trois ans, l’armée canadienne a libéré 74 membres et en a retiré 47 d’un poste de commandement", Le Journal de Montréal, (13 novembre 2018). Cliquez ici.

CPAC, Me Pierre Donais, "Revue politique (Agressions sexuelles dans les FAC et Rapport Deschamps)" (28 novembre 2016). Cliquez ici.

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

CPAC, Me Pierre Donais, "Revue politique (harcèlement sexuel au sein de la GRC)" (6 octobre 2016). Cliquez ici.

Agence QMI, ""Les avocats de l’adjudant André Gagnon souhaitent faire invalider l'appel du verdict", Le Journal de Montréal, (26 avril 2016). Cliquez ici.

CPAC, Me Pierre Donais, "Revue politique (Rapport d'étape sur les mesures prises pour contrer l'inconduite sexuelle chez les militaires)" (1 février 2016). Cliquez ici.

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

 

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

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.

David Burke, "Canadian military police see increase in reporting of alleged sex crimes involving young people", CBC News, (3 December 2020). Click here.

Marnie Dunsmore, "Truth, duty, valour, and don’t get caught: Canada’s military colleges need real reform" The Hill Times, (9 November 2020). Click here.

Michel Drapeau & Joshua Juneau, "Royal Military College, a dishonoured tradition". The Hill Times, (2 November 2020). Click here.

 

Murray Brewster, "Military members who report sexual misconduct still say they're being dismissed by chain of command: report", CBC News, (22 October 2020). Click here.

 

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.

CPAC, Me Pierre Donais, "Revue politique (Sexual Assault in the CAF and Deschamps Report)" (28 November 2016). Click here.

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

CPAC, Me Pierre Donais, "Revue politique (Sexual harassement in the RCMP)" (6 October 2016). Click here.

Murray Brewster, "DND resumes inquiry into handling of sexual assault case", CBC News, (22 June 2016). 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, Me Pierre Donais, "Revue politique (Progress report on measures to counter sexual misconduct in the CAF)" (1 February 2016). Click here.

Investigations and Investigative Power (or lack thereof)

 David Pugliese, "Analysis: Canadian navy inquiry into bondage comments by senior officers shows military can’t be trusted to investigate itself: critics: Details about the case involving the bondage comments were revealed last month to the Commons defence committee by Lt. Cmdr. Raymond Trotter", The Ottawa Citizen, (12 April 2021). Click here.

Murray Brewster, "Contradictions pile up in the federal government's approach to military misconduct", CBC News, (8 April 2021). Click here.

 

CBC News, "Former military member says ‘inspector general is needed’ to deal with sexual misconduct allegations", (13 March 2021). Click here to watch.

Samantha Wright Allen, "Military’s investigative arm ‘uniquely poised’ to probe allegations at the top, says officer, but critics question its independence", The Hill Times, (5 March 2021). Click here. 

Michel W. Drapeau, at House of Commons, 43rd Parliament, 2nd Session, "Addressing Sexual Misconduct Issues in the Canadian Armed Forces, Including the Allegations Against Former Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance". Meeting 16, (22 February 2021). Click here.

 

Murray Brewster, "Sajjan had duty to pursue misconduct claim against Vance, say former military members" CBC News, (5 March 2021). Click here. 

 

Sean Boynton & Amanda Connolly, "Conservatives call on defence minister Sajjan to show he acted on Vance allegations", Global News, (23 February 2021). Click here.

 

Murray Brewster, "Government probe into Vance allegations ended when ombudsman refused to hand over info: sources", CBC News, (12 February 2021). Click here.

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

CPAC, "L'Essentiel: Inconduites sexuelles dans les Forces armées canadiennes", 9 mars 2021. Cliquez ici pour visionner.

Michel W. Drapeau, à la Chambre des Communes, 43e législature, 2e session, "Addressing Sexual Misconduct Issues in the Canadian Armed Forces, Including the Allegations Against Former Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance", réunion 16, (22 février 2021). Cliquez ici.

Sabrina Fabian, "Agressions sexuelles: le nombre d'enquêtes bondit dans les Forces canadiennes", Radio-Canada, (26 mai 2016). Cliquez ici.

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