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"The U.S. military has strict rules about fraternization and deems extramarital affairs a punishable offence. The Canadian Armed Forces does not outlaw affairs but considers relationships within the chain of command to be off-limits.
DND disputes the characterization of the relationship as "an affair," saying Coates — who is the brother-in-law of Canada's deputy defence minister — "was separated when he entered into a relationship with the individual in question."
Separated is a distinct status, different from "married" including in the CAF. No? If the American's don't agree with the distinction...personally, I couldn't really care less. I'm not an American, and they're not the boss of me.
Clearly we have 'unofficially' declared these activities as punishable in one way or another, formally or otherwise.
Maybe it's time that we came out of the closet and formalized things.