Parliament should oversee appointment of incoming VCDS
The removal of Mark Norman from command and waning public confidence in the CAF provides an opportunity for this government to recapture its rightful control over the CAF.
A procurement scandal saw Canada’s second-ranking soldier, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, the vice chief of defence staff (VCDS), [temporarily] removed from the performance of his duties. This is unprecedented. Despite public appetite and outcry, the CAF has imposed a wall of silence to shut out the very people they serve. The Hill Times photograph by Sam Garcia