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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'It’s a question of the Crown and its relations with Indigenous people and chiefs. It’s not a question of getting their views to a parliamentary committee,' says Green parliamentary leader Elizabeth May.
Plus, the heritage minister says recommendations made by an expert broadcast review panel will be used to inform a forthcoming government bill, which he expects to table before the House rises this summer.
The three-member working group set up by the House Board of Internal Economy in 2019 to oversee Centre Block’s renovation was disbanded with the last Parliament, and discussions are now underway on its successor.