3.01.31 - “A re-elected Liberal government will: Implement the recommendations of the Independent External Comprehensive Review led by Justice Arbour to address sexual harassment and misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces, including instituting external oversight and independence over the processes of reporting, investigating, and adjudicating complaints, outside of the chain of command”
“We, the Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7), reaffirm our unwavering commitment to the strategic objective of a free, independent, democratic, and sovereign Ukraine, within its internationally recognized borders, capable of defending itself and deterring future aggression. // We affirm that the security of Ukraine is integral to the security of the Euro-Atlantic region. // We consider Russia’s illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine to be a threat to international peace and security, a flagrant violation of international law, including the UN Charter, and incompatible with our security interests. We will stand with Ukraine as it defends itself against Russian aggression, for as long as it takes”
« Sur les 190 plaintes reçues au total depuis décembre 2021, moins de la moitié ont été transférées à la police civile, soit 93, a indiqué le brigadier général Simon Trudeau, Grand Prévôt des Forces armées canadiennes, dans une déclaration écrite vendredi. »
Action has been taken to implement the recommendations, but there appears to be resistance to their implementation within the Canadian Armed Forces.
“Arbour delivered her scathing indictment to the House of Commons defence committee six months after issuing dozens of recommendations to improve the military’s handling of inappropriate and criminal sexual behaviour. // Her testimony coincided with an update from Defence Minister Anita Anand on the progress on those recommendations, all of which have now been accepted. // While Arbour acknowledged some positive steps, such as the appointment of an external monitor to keep tabs on the military’s progress, she was exceedingly critical on many other fronts. // Chief among them was what she saw as resistance to one of her key recommendations: That the Canadian Armed Forces be permanently stripped of its jurisdiction over the investigation and prosecution of sexual assault and other related crimes”
“As outlined in the report, Minister Anand has rejected none of the 48 recommendations that Madame Arbour has made and has directed DND/CAF to move forward on all of them. The report also outlines the work that has been taken to implement the 17 recommendations that were immediately directed for implementation upon receipt in May, the steps that will be undertaken to address the remaining 31 recommendations, as well as ongoing and forthcoming DND/CAF initiatives that will further advance culture change within the institution”