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Recent articles by Jacques:

Publicly, the head of Canada’s military police said he’d investigate any officer. Privately, he said that didn’t include his boss

Brig.-Gen. Simon Trudeau — who as provost marshal commands the military police — has repeatedly stated publicly that his officers will investigate any... → Read More

Defence minister will apologize to survivors of sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces

Aside from Anand, chief of the defence staff Gen. Wayne Eyre will apologize on behalf of the armed forces and deputy defence minister Jody Thomas will... → Read More

Liberals propose banning conversion therapy for everyone

The Liberals’ election platform promised that its new bill would extend coverage of the ban to all adults, in response to a key demand from survivors ... → Read More

Documents reveal inside story of national library’s mad dash to clean up website after Star exposed ‘offensive’ content

National library staff were scrambling in June to find and remove “offensive content” from the organization’s website after it was revealed some of th... → Read More

Wayne Eyre appointed as Canada’s chief of the defence staff

Eyre has been in the top military job since Adm. Art McDonald stepped aside amid a military police investigation into an allegation of sexual miscondu... → Read More

Almost 19,000 claims submitted in Canadian military sexual misconduct lawsuits

Nearly 19,000 Canadian Armed Forces and Department of Defence personnel have submitted claims in the settlement of class-action lawsuits against the f... → Read More

Canadian military overstated its progress on recommendations to tackle sexual misconduct, assessment concludes

The Canadian Armed Forces’ progress on implementing sexual misconduct recommendations was not as far along as it had “previously reported,” according ... → Read More

Afghanistan veterans reflect on Remembrance Day

As they reflect on Remembrance Day this year, military members and veterans are also thinking of the countless Afghans who assisted them as interprete... → Read More

Armed forces’ police and prosecutions officials acknowledge lack of confidence in military justice system

The senior military officials provided some details Friday on the decision to move all sexual misconduct cases to civilian authorities. → Read More

Military sexual misconduct cases will be handled by civilians, Defence Minister Anita Anand says

Anita Anand was responding to interim recommendations from an ongoing external review of sexual misconduct in the military by retired judge Louise Arb... → Read More

‘I’m going to get it done’: What Anita Anand brings to the fight against the military’s sexual misconduct crisis

Within hours of being sworn in as Canada’s minister of national defence on Tuesday, Anand was pressing senior leaders on the crisis. → Read More

New defence minister Anita Anand will have to rebuild trust in military rocked by sexual misconduct crisis, observers say

The former procurement minister replaced Harjit Sajjan as defence minister in Tuesday’s cabinet shuffle. → Read More

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin appeals court decision in bid to return as head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Fortin was removed from the role in May during a military police investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct. → Read More

Justin Trudeau is dragging out the sexual misconduct crisis in the Canadian Armed Forces, experts say

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau needs to formally fire Adm. Art McDonald from the top job in the Canadian Armed Forces to bring some badly needed stabil... → Read More

I want my job back, Canada’s former top military officer writes after sexual misconduct probe ends without charges

Adm. Art McDonald believes he should be “immediately” returned to the job of Canada’s top military official, he wrote in a letter to senior officers, ... → Read More

Yet another top CAF officer has been accused of sexual misconduct. So why didn’t anyone say anything?

The revelation, a month after the fact, that the incoming army commander’s installation was stalled due to a sexual misconduct investigation points to... → Read More

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin loses court bid to be reinstated as head of vaccine rollout

Fortin was relieved of his duties in May and charged with sexual assault in August, an allegation he denies. → Read More

“The military is not going to solve this on its own’: Eyes turn to Ottawa as sexual misconduct crisis continues to rock the Canadian Armed Forces

Experts say that for much of its history, leaders of the Canadian Armed Forces have been allowed to mostly do as they please, which helps to explain t... → Read More

Senior military officer who wrote positive letter for soldier guilty of sexual assault removed from sexual misconduct job

Several media outlets reported Monday that Maj.-Gen. Peter Dawe — who had been on leave as head of special forces since a CBC report in May about the ... → Read More

Meet Canada’s first openly Two-Spirit member of Parliament

Blake Desjarlais, the newly elected New Democrat representative for Edmonton Griesbach made history in last month’s federal election by becoming Canad... → Read More