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Looks like the Minister of National Defense got a 5B
MPs vote to censure Sajjan over handling of sexual misconduct in the Armed Forces
Or an 'atta boy' for doing such an awesome job.
And yet more proof that reservists don't have much say in what happens in the CAF because they aren't part of the 'Old Boys' Club' .
Justin Trudeau expresses support for Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan despite censure by MPs
He may have been censured by the House of Commons this week over his handling of sexual misconduct in the military, but Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is not going anywhere, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Friday.
Amid mounting calls for Sajjan to resign or be fired — both from opposition politicians and experts who study the military — Trudeau continued to express support for his embattled minister, who he said is committed to transforming military culture.
“He continues to have my confidence. He is the right person for the job,” Trudeau told reporters.
“I know the level to which he is dedicated to transforming, for the better, the culture of the military in many ways. He’s certainly not a part of the old boys’ club that is causing such problems right now in the military.”
Trudeau was speaking after a Conservative motion to censure Sajjan — expressing the House’s disappointment in his leadership — passed in a late-night Thursday vote with the support of the NDP and Bloc Québécois.
While the motion carries no formal consequences for Sajjan, it serves as a “strong signal” to the prime minister that Sajjan has lost the respect of the other parties in the House and should be sacked, said Conservative defence critic James Bezan, who tabled the motion.
“It is so sad that the prime minister would rather stand beside and protect Minister Sajjan than to stand up and protect the women and men who have suffered sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces,” Bezan said in an interview Friday following Trudeau’s comments. “It again proves that Justin Trudeau is a fake feminist.”
Trudeau labelled the motion a “crass political attack,” saying it slandered the reputation of a man who has served as a police officer, soldier and federal minister. Members of the Liberal cabinet took to Twitter en masse in the wake of Thursday’s vote, reiterating their support.
He may have been censured by the House of Commons this week over his handling of sexual misconduct in the military, but Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan...