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‘No money’ to bring in missing-in-action military justice reforms, four years after being made law

By Peter Mazereeuw      

The government still hasn’t brought into force several big changes to the way the Canadian Forces disciplines its members, and says doing so will be complicated and expensive.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's office says bringing in changes to the military justice system passed into law in 2013 will be complicated, and require a 'substantial commitment of time and resources.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

The office of Canada’s defence minister says bringing languishing reforms to the military justice system into effect would require a “substantial commitment of time and resources,” and says the federal cabinet is working on the file, which was part of legislation passed more than four years ago.

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