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Coming soon to a DLN near you; 'Don't be a literal Nazi', a self directed learning module.
Luckily, there's a CAO about all that resulting from earlier inquiries into 'hateful conduct'. I think this is really good policy, not that I'm a policy expert or anything, and whoever wrote it did a great job!
Canadian Army Order 11-82 Hateful Conduct - Canada.ca
This Canadian Army Order (CAO) applies to all Canadian Army (CA) personnel of the Regular Force at all times, the Reserve force and the Canadian Rangers when subject to the Code of Service Discipline as per Section 60 of the National Defence Act.
And some more stuff on the subject from earlier this year. Auditors tend to circle like sharks when their recommendations, from earlier reports, aren't apparently being implemented:
The issue of right-wing extremism in the Canadian military first burst into the public domain in 2017 following an incident in Halifax in which a group of sailors associated with the Proud Boys disrupted an Indigenous ceremony. A military intelligence report later linked dozens of Armed Forces members to extremist groups, and warned that such organizations were actively recruiting or otherwise trying to infiltrate the military to gain training, experience and equipment. In one high-profile case, a former reservist from Manitoba who was a member of a neo-Nazi group was sentenced in the United States to nine years in prison for what investigators called a violent plot to trigger a "race war."
The panel was critical of what they saw as the Armed Forces' failure to act on hundreds of previous recommendations and reports designed to address some of these issues. "Over the past 20 years, reports from 41 inquiries, panels, boards, climate surveys and reviews have generated 258 recommendations to address diversity, inclusion, respect and professional conduct," retired major Sandra Perron said during the news conference.
"When this advisory panel tried to identify the progress on these recommendations, it became immediately clear that many of them were poorly implemented, shelved or even discarded." Anand acknowledged those failures, and suggested the time for action has finally come, noting the establishment of several working groups and other bodies as well as new monitoring and reporting mechanisms to make things happen.
Canadian military not doing enough to detect, prevent extremism in the ranks: report