The simple truth of the Wynnyk story is that he followed an existing policy and stretched the rules without breaking them. If he had to make any sacrifice to his lifestyle, this was purely due to his own personal choice.
National Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Lt.-Gen. Paul Wynnyk, vice chief of the defence staff, attend the Ukrainian community’s Canadian Armed Forces appreciation evening in February. The official statement from DND about Wynnyk’s benefits makes it sound like he was volunteering his time to serve Canada out of the goodness of his heart, writes Scott Taylor. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia
OTTAWA—On July 1, Postmedia broke the story that Canada’s Vice Chief of the Defence Staff has been collecting benefits, known as an imposed restriction (IR) allowance, for the past seven years.
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