Sajjan deserves applause for ‘transformational’ military justice reforms
By Joshua Juneau, Michel DrapeauMay. 14, 2018
Bill C-77 will make the change the way the military system deals with victims and the accused.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan introduced a bill into the House last week to bring in major reforms to the military justice system, including taking away the power of military officers to impose penal consequences on soldiers without a formal trial. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
OTTAWA—Change is afoot on the military justice file, and it’s not all bad news.
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