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    Canadian soldier charged with feeding cannabis cupcakes to artillery unit during live-fire exercise

    Soldiers are abusing the system ... and the institution, through poor leadership, lack of resources, etc., is also abusing soldiers and has been for a long time. What came first, the chicken or the egg?
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    Kenosha Shooting - split from The Great Gun Control Debate- 2.0

    The thing that strikes me the most about the Rittenhouse trial is the lack of violence after the verdict. I guess it might be too early to say that, but it appears to me that the fact that the entire trial was televised, in other words the principles of open justice were maximized, has allowed...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    We use in-house WOs to investigate a lot more than just the baby five..... It's a leadership issue for sure.... trying to do more than we have the resources for. Outsourcing all the stuff we try to do ourselves is a pretty good solution to that. Agreed, but I was never arguing we should need...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Improved education/training can certainly help, but there's only so much you can learn in 5 days and it certainly isn't going to measure up to the combination of education and experience of civilian authorities. I have no doubt that some are. However, there are many who aren't, and quite...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    He was making a joke about "clown noses and rainbow wigs," the inference is that people who wear clown noses and rainbow wigs are politicians. Just so we're clear here, since it was my post you were replying to, my post was not a suggestion of such. My post was pointing out the hypocrisy in...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    If civilian authorities can't investigate/prosecute criminal offences because they "just don't know enough about the military," why are we convinced that Infantry WOs and MWOs can investigate a crime when they don't know anything about law, prosecution, investigative procedures, evidence, etc...
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    OJE FOR OCDT

    I'm gonna probably go against the grain and say it would be ideal if you could get stuck somewhere that seems completely not job-related, perhaps within your element. I'm biased towards finance* of course, but literally anything that will let you see some aspect of the RCAF that you won't get to...
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    PLA troops building camps @ CFB Cold Lake (allegedly?)

    Phew... I thought I was going to read about another great idea from our Psy Ops people...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Who cares? For a private business, that is the owner's / shareholder's business.... if they don't care, that's up to them. We're the CAF, our shareholders are Canadians, and they are demanding better.
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Where did I suggest it was anything more than an anecdote? Don't be offended, but I won't take your word for it. The evidence I've seen suggests otherwise, and so has my experience. As expected, the knee-jerk reaction from some is always to try and lend the benefit of the doubt to...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Our current crop of Colonels and Lieutenant-Colonels, and their supporting CWOs, have been infected by the same / raised in the same culture of zero accountability, being too afraid and too incomptent in HR to use the remedial measures system. It was a Maj (now currently serving LCol) and an MWO...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    He must be.... what an insanely expensive way to get a grievance submitted. Either he ignored his lawyer's advice, or he should sue his lawyer for negligence for taking him down this path. And in saying that, "I'm too special to follow the normal procedure" is a pretty bad look to boot.
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I don't really understand why the continental staff system can't work at L0, most of the crap going on with the "departmental" stuff is just the Department doing stuff we already have uniformed people for / a system in place at every other level to manage. You can still have each J-staff...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Yes, I thought that was clear given the context. Well, we certainly aren't going to have a useful conversation with you telling me what my point of view is. It's actually exact opposite of what you just said. We generally don't want to give up deployment positions (we get told to by Army), but...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    You and I would need to crush a lot of beers to get to the bottom of the PRes integration problem. From my lens the Reg Force continually bends over backwards to try and get PRes to supplement manpower and it always fails or underdelivers at best. There's no shortage of demand for PRes...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Of those 540 soldiers that are part of the Army's contribution, I believe its one actual fighting sub-unit, a BG HQ, and the rest are supporters or an L3 HQ (i.e. there is a J8 over there). Don't get me wrong I think we can deploy a Battalion but Op REASSURANCE is hardly proof of that. To...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    In general terms, I agree. The sexual misconduct crisis is just a symptom, the disease has been a lack of accountability for Lord knows how long. It was obvious to me as a 2Lt, as it was for most of my peers, although most join and learn through osmosis where "the line" is, and few at such a...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    "As this was an administrative action, results and subsequent actions (if any) are protected under the Privacy Act." Hey look there's that line again. If not for some people in the know going to the press, this all likely would have went unnoticed and the old boys would never have to answer to...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Bingo. This is exactly what I expressed in my release interview. It's a culture of zero accountability.
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Admittedly that's not a detail I've been able to commit a ton of bandwith to, since most of the argument has been around the merits of having one at all and plus no one is gonna listen to me anyway. In the CPA profession it's the same people who have that as a responsibility for a set period of...
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