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A new approach to military accountability

By Christian Leuprecht      

A new agent of Parliament alone will not be the remedy proponents suggest.

For serving members of the CAF to have confidence that issues raised will be resolved fairly, the CAF IG needs to be complemented by a complaint-focused office that reports to the Clerk of the Privy Council, now headed by PCO Clerk Ian Shugart, pictured. The Office for Harassment Resolution would investigate violations of statutes or formal codes of conduct related to harassment or discrimination. With the clerk as the senior civil servant, akin to the deputy minister to the prime minister, arguably the office replicates some departmental problems, only at a higher level, writes Christian Leuprecht. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade

In 1989, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal mandated the full integration of women into the Canadian Armed Forces. However, women in the CAF know all too well that they have been integrated into an institutional culture that is neither of their making nor of their choosing: a highly sexualized contagion with a deleterious current of sexual misbehaviour.

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