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More reason for a military professional disciplinary system that is public (like summary trials & courts martial) and is decided on balance of probabilities (like remedial measures). If we want the public to trust us as a profession and if we want to send a real message of what is acceptable behaviour to our members, then we need a system that gets the job done and does not allow someone to claim "exoneration" from something that evidence suggests they probably did.So, in other words . . . couldn't find enough evidence to prove what is reasonably suspected to be true.
McDonald sexual misconduct allegation was not deemed ‘unfounded,’ military confirms - National | Globalnews.caIn response to questions from Global News, the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal offered what appears to be the most direct rebuttal yet of McDonald's claims that he is exonerated.globalnews.ca
While the CAF did create the Sexual Misconduct Response Centre to allow victims to report sexual misconduct and/or sexual harassment incidents, this centre was not outside the chain of command.
It does the victim support & statistical tracking, but it is not really a reporting mechanism. It does not receive complaints and then cause anything to be done about them. So I would still regard it as falling short of the Deschamps recommendation.SMRC is outside the military CoC, reporting to the DM, not the CDS.