Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan is launching an independent, external review into sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces led by former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour.
The review will centre around providing recommendations to set up an independent reporting system so that military members can share allegations of sexual misconduct outside of the military chain of command — a key request by victims and survivors who say they have for too long faced reprisals for coming forward.
While that review is being done, the military will also create a new internal organization led by Lt.-Gen. Jennie Carignan as the new chief of professional conduct and culture.
“I’m truly sorry,” said Sajjan to members of the military who have experienced misconduct. “We have heard you, we have listened, and we are taking action.”
Mercedes Stephenson looks at the goal of this review, which is the second the armed forces have faced since 2015.
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