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Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

coolintheshade

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Not. Enough. Popcorn.

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Blimey guv'nor...that's quite the image. LOL
 

Blackadder1916

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So an Officer Cadet in the CIC?

Technically, yes. But in reality would it ever happen? No. Nor would it ever happen that they commission a Sgt or a Chief for the sole purpose of then making him CDS; nor is it likely that they would reach down to the bottom of the barrel looking for a captain or major or even a colonel and springboard him/her past all the GOFOs. Despite the present climate there are still some good senior officers serving. What's that old trope . . . shit and cream float to the top? Wait for it . . . it's hard to notice the cream when there are turds bobbing around on the surface.
 

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Technically, yes. But in reality would it ever happen? No. Nor would it ever happen that they commission a Sgt or a Chief for the sole purpose of then making him CDS; nor is it likely that they would reach down to the bottom of the barrel looking for a captain or major or even a colonel and springboard him/her past all the GOFOs. Despite the present climate there are still some good senior officers serving. What's that old trope . . . shit and cream float to the top? Wait for it . . . it's hard to notice the cream when there are turds bobbing around on the surface.
Would it honestly be the weirdest thing that the current government has done?
 

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Technically, yes. But in reality would it ever happen? No. Nor would it ever happen that they commission a Sgt or a Chief for the sole purpose of then making him CDS; nor is it likely that they would reach down to the bottom of the barrel looking for a captain or major or even a colonel and springboard him/her past all the GOFOs. Despite the present climate there are still some good senior officers serving. What's that old trope . . . shit and cream float to the top? Wait for it . . . it's hard to notice the cream when there are turds bobbing around on the surface.

So what was it about our current MND that made him such an attractive candidate to springboard him past all the GOFOs while he was still a serving member as a major?
 

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So what was it about our current MND that made him such an attractive candidate to springboard him past all the GOFOs while he was still a serving member as a major?
He was elected to Parliament and it is the PM's choice. No GO/FO were elected - and Andrew Leslie knows where the bodies are buried.
 

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He is also of a very visible ethnicity, which helps to attract that vote. Which overall happens to be quite wealthy, business driven, and quite populous. It was a win-win from a PR perspective.

He also turned out to be a 'yes man' in many ways, so the PM got a surprise bonus feature
 

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He is also of a very visible ethnicity, which helps to attract that vote. Which overall happens to be quite wealthy, business driven, and quite populous. It was a win-win from a PR perspective.

He also turned out to be a 'yes man' in many ways, so the PM got a surprise bonus feature
Which is why he will survive this debacle to run again in a few months (should he choose to).
 

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Two Liberal members of the committee have now gone to the Harper well. Yes, the former government appointed Vance, but the Liberals extended him and gave him a raise! Hmmm
Wait until somebody thinks to ask: hey Liberals! Didn’t YOU appoint MacDonald? It will be fun watching them blame Harper for that one (but, no doubt they will still try...)
 

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So what was it about our current MND that made him such an attractive candidate to springboard him past all the GOFOs while he was still a serving member as a major?

He's from 39 CBG which, of course, is the spawning ground for heavily politicized Senior Officers in the Canadian Army :)
 

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He was elected to Parliament and it is the PM's choice. No GO/FO were elected - and Andrew Leslie knows where the bodies are buried.
I vaguely remember a story about him and the CO of the Queen's Own Rifles. I can't remember the context.
 

daftandbarmy

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Meanwhile, it looks like we're still awarding contracts based on the 'lowest cost bidder' policy...


Trauma retreat for military sex assault survivors used sex offender as 'peer mentor'​


Participants say doctor in charge of program did not disclose peer mentor’s criminal convictions​



Some Canadian Armed Forces veterans and first responders who are sexual assault survivors said they were outraged to learn their peer mentor at a women's trauma retreat was himself a registered sex offender.

Project Trauma Support is a residential treatment program. Its medical director is Dr. Manuela Joannou, a family physician and ER doctor in Perth, Ontario. The program, which launched in 2015, works with military personnel, veterans and first responders who've experienced post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and operational stress injury through outdoor group exercises. Some participants have credited the program with saving their lives.

Seven female participants who attended one of the six-day retreats in early July 2018 said the program failed to warn them that one of their peer mentors — retired army major Jonathan Hamilton, who came home with PTSD from multiple deployments to Afghanistan — had a history of sexual assault. They said the program put Hamilton's health and safety ahead of the needs of 12 women traumatized by sexual assault.

"I drove away from the program suicidal," said retired Canadian Forces corporal Tina Sharp. "I wasn't in a good place for a very long time."

Sharp is a former medic with PTSD. She said Joannou failed to tell the group that Hamilton had been convicted recently of four counts of sexual assault in two separate court cases.

"I'm filled with deep anger," she said. "In the process of trying to heal from my military sexual trauma, I was exposed to a sex offender who had already re-offended ... He heard me talk about some of my sexual trauma."

 

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Who actually runs that program. I know that it has received federal funding, but is it a private organization?
 
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