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Vance’s defence of party-plane antics is a load of hooey

By Scott Taylor      

The chief of defence staff said a band playing in the back of the plane was ‘team-building' and ‘not a party’ but ‘a mission.’ That’s a lame excuse.

Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of the defence staff, has temporarily suspended VIP morale-boosting trips for military members overseas. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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OTTAWA—Over the past few weeks news has continued to leak out of the Department of National Defence about a party aboard a military flight that spiralled horribly out of control. The Feb. 9 announcement of a sexual assault charge against former NHL hockey player Dave “Tiger” Williams led to a torrent of tales depicting drunken debauchery aboard a Royal Canadian Air Force Airbus in December. Two drunken participants reputedly urinated themselves, while a rock band played an impromptu

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