POSTED ON APRIL 30, 2021
EDMONTON: The Federal Government has announced that there will be a second review of “military culture” led by Justice Louise Arbour. It is the position of the Valour Legal Action Centre that this is a misguided and inappropriate distraction from the reality of military service. The choice of a Justice known for prosecuting war criminals sends a message that our military are all already guilty of something. This is far from the truth.
Branding the entire military as bad and wrong is not the approach to this issue. The Federal Government has effectively shut down all avenues of open communication and reception with the “all guilty” approach.
The reasons the first review was not received well by the members and veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces include:
1. Only hearing the voices of victims and not even attempting to listen to the majority of the people who wear the uniform;
2. Excluding the men who had experienced sexual harassment and assault by female members;
3. Shutting out the voices of same sex sexual misconduct; and
4. The majority of military members and veterans are being unfairly painted with a broad brush which is undeserved.
This tainted review led to a report that was biased and prejudicial to any kind of fairness or openness to change. CAF and DND have failed to learn from any past reviews, reports and appeals during the investigative process. They will fail again using the same process to fit a narrative already written.
The Valour Legal Action Centre looks forward to being the voice of the majority—the men and women who serve Canada with honour and dignity. They deserve a voice at the table.
Vance deems himself "untouchable". Time to demand he be held to the same standards and rule of law as everyone else--and Sajjan as well.
Accountability begins at the top. When there is none there, it is time to demand it.
As a second top brass goes under investigation... NIS says they are looking at every allegation past and present. This looks like scapegoats being hunted.
Vance made a lot of speeches about how the lower ranks needed to clean up their act and how the victim is always to be believed. There were good men destroyed by his actions. The work of a guilty mind?
Own any firearms? Well, Bill C 21 will let you crazy or bitter ex get your house searched without a warrant and all firearms seized on her word alone--- and it can be done without your knowledge ahead of time. This law, combined with the new Divorce Act, spells trouble in family law cases for military and veterans.
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