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As usual, according to Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, "Any person charged with an offence has the right .... to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law in a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal ...."
This from the Info-machine - no charges proven in court at this point:
The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with offences related to sexual assault and harassment on March 25, 2015.
Lieutenant-Colonel Martin Bernier, former Commander of the 2nd Canadian Division Training Centre at 2nd Canadian Division Support Base Valcartier, Quebec was charged with:
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- two counts of sexual assault in accordance with section 130 of the National Defence Act (NDA), pursuant to section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada (CCC); and
- two counts of harassment in accordance with section 129 of the NDA, pursuant to the Defence Administrative Order and Directive 5012-0