Army calls for general to return to duty after sexual assault acquittal

Canadian forces face call To return Major General Danny Fortin To A mission after a senior officer who previously oversaw the deployment of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine was acquitted of sexual assault.

of army It said it was considering the implications of the ruling handed down by a Quebec civil judge on Monday after a high-profile trial.

Fortin’s attorney Natalia Rodriguez says her clients are ready, motivated and capable To return To Service after taking paid leave for substantially one year or more.

However, Rodriguez also said Fortin’s career and reputation were damaged as a result of the allegations against him and the way it was handled by the Liberal government and the government. army.

Retired Colonel Michelle Drapau is now a practicing attorney. army Acquittal verdict should pave way for Fortin to be assigned soon To A new role with full duties.

But he and others say the government may instead propose a settlement return Same goes for Fortin’s retirement. To What happened in May 2019 when the breach of trust lawsuit against Lt. Gen. Mark Norman was dropped?

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