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Canadian military needs to do more to quash sexual misconduct among its ranks

By Scott Taylor      

Any downward trend is to be commended, but at 302, the number of reported sexual misconduct incidents in a single year seems alarmingly high.

Dutch and Canadian air crew watch a training exercise off the flight deck of the Dutch ship Evertsen in the Adriatic Sea during Operation Reassurance, on May 20, 2019. Based on the latest report, it remains crystal clear that the Canadian military has a huge problem with sexual misconduct, writes Scott Taylor. DND photograph courtesy of Cpl. Daan Meijerman

OTTAWA—On Aug. 13, the Canadian Armed Forces tabled a report which reflected some progress is being made towards reducing rampant sexual misconduct in the ranks. The official spin is that the military is seeing a steady decline in complaints of inappropriate and criminal behaviour.

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