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Canadian military justice system antiquated, unfair

By Gilles Letourneau      

The way our system of penal military justice has evolved in recent years shakes, if not spears, the confidence one may have had or still has in either the direction our democracy takes or in our democracy itself.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, pictured at Remembrance Day ceremonies in OTtawa. The National Defence Act must be modernized, writes Gilles Letourneau. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright

I was raised in French Canada in the Catholic faith. We were repeatedly told at school that, in one of her apparitions to the three shepherd children at Fatima, Portugal, the Blessed Virgin Mary would reportedly have said “Poor Canada.” Assuming the veracity of that we are still wondering what was meant by the statement. It is tempting to think that the way our penal military justice system has evolved so far and lately is what the prophecy

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