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Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

The Bread Guy

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Like the Dilbert cartoon once suggested, if the "he's gone" email's short, not good ....
May 7, 2022

TERMINATION OF APPOINTMENT TO THE ORDER OF MILITARY MERIT​


Notice is hereby given that, further to his individual request and the Governor General’s subsequent approval, the appointment of General (Retired) Jonathan Holbert Vance to the Order of Military Merit was terminated by Ordinance signed on April 20, 2022.


Ottawa, May 7, 2022


Ian McCowan
Secretary General of the Order of Military Merit
 

Haggis

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Thoughtful of Vance to save the Honourable Prime Minister from having to deal with that (or should I say having to keep avoiding that).
The PM said he would have no involvement in the removal/return of Vance's ORMM...unlike his participation in encouraging the Norman prosecution.
 

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The PM said he would have no involvement in the removal/return of Vance's ORMM...unlike his participation in encouraging the Norman prosecution.
Honours is the exclusive prerogative of the Crown, through the Governor General as viceregal.
 

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Meanwhile, in Toronto:

Under his control​


A CBC investigation has linked victims of an alleged serial abuser. Two of the survivors were on parallel paths for decades, neither knowing the other existed. Now those paths have converged and together, the women seek answers.


Robinson and McKay have traveled remarkably similar paths since high school, but had never met in person.

Both married young, had children early and got divorced, twice each. Both attended university as mature students, established successful careers, and married again.

Before all that, as teenagers, both had sex with the same music teacher.

William Douglas Walker, 74, taught music for 25 years. As a warrant officer with the Canadian military, he recruited students into the Royal Regiment of Canada Band.

A CBC investigation has uncovered a dark history of alleged serial abuse in Toronto-area band programs dating back decades, and has connected victims, witnesses and events that were either missed, ignored or minimized by school administrators, the military and police.

The victims say while shame and guilt kept them from coming forward sooner, unsympathetic authorities and antiquated laws left them retraumatized – but also sent them on a search for accountability.

An apology would come, belatedly and indirectly, but not before the women would discover they aren’t the only ones to have endured this teacher’s abuse.

 

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Forget that. Do we as taxpayers get the framing costs for him and MacDonald back?
We didn't frame pictures for Admiral MacDonald as CDS. As understand it, he resigned in disgrace before he got around to sitting for his official portrait, saving the taxpayer some money in the process. And General Vance, as the longest ever serving CDS by far, also gave us good value if you value it in terms of portrait cost per year.
 

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Incoming... take cover

Highly anticipated report on military's sexual misconduct crisis to be released today​

Government has come under attack for failing to fully implement 2015 report's recommendations

A lengthy and detailed report by former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour on sexual harassment and misconduct in the Canadian military is set for release today.

The minister of national defence, Anita Anand, has had the report for more than a week and is holding a news conference at 12:30 p.m. ET with Arbour and the chief of the defence staff, Gen. Wayne Eyre.

 

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Incoming... take cover

Highly anticipated report on military's sexual misconduct crisis to be released today​

Government has come under attack for failing to fully implement 2015 report's recommendations

A lengthy and detailed report by former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour on sexual harassment and misconduct in the Canadian military is set for release today.

The minister of national defence, Anita Anand, has had the report for more than a week and is holding a news conference at 12:30 p.m. ET with Arbour and the chief of the defence staff, Gen. Wayne Eyre.

Watch the announcement live from here: https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2038095427717
 

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That should ensure the new legal gun legislation being tabled today gets ignored by the MSM.
Good catch Haggis.

Unreal how insidious & sneaky politics can be. Open & transparent JT? Yeah…right…



I wonder where some of the big accusations over the last few years have come from?

Could it be the very same office that directed the RCMP to investigate a former VCDS, and charge him despite their recommendation not to?

Or seemingly countless accusations of sexual misconduct directed towards senior military personnel who don’t go along with the PM on everything? The same accusations which never seem to have a complainant mentioned, or result in any actual charges?

Nah…no way…
 
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