Proposed Settlement of LGBT Purge Class Action

Government of Canada and certain former members of the Canadian Armed Forces (“CAF“), RCMP and employees of the Federal Public Service (“FPS“) who were directly affected by the LGBT Purge in the CAF, RCMP and FPS have reached a proposed settlement of class action lawsuits. The proposed settlement must be approved by the Federal Court before there is any money available. Your legal rights are affected even if you do nothing. Please read this notice carefully. The “LGBT Purge” refers to actions taken to identify, investigate, sanction, and in some cases, terminate the…

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Chief of Defence Staff Refuses to Comment on Vice Admiral Norman

General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, made the following statement in response to a charge laid by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police: “Today, the RCMP charged Vice-Admiral Mark Norman with one count of Breach of Trust. “As Chief of the Defence Staff, I must consider the impact and implications of criminal charges against a senior Canadian Armed Forces Officer on our organization. This is a complex matter, separate from the judicial process. I need time to weigh these factors carefully and deliberately. “Vice-Admiral Norman remains a member of‎…

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RCMP Lays Breach of Trust Charge Against Vice Admiral Mark Norman Which May Not Stand Up in Court

As part of a criminal investigation, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) National Division Sensitive and International Investigations Section has charged 54-year-old Mark Norman with Breach of Trust under Section 122 of the Criminal Code. Norman is alleged to have illegally disclosed government information to unauthorized parties. This investigation began in December 2015 when the RCMP received a complaint alleging that cabinet confidence information about the new Trudeau government wanting to cancel the interim support ship contact for a Canadian naval supply ship from Davie Shipyard of Lauzon PQ for…

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Survivors of Sexual Harassment and Assault in the Military Respond to the Government’s attempt to Strike their Claim

urvivors of sexual harassment and assault in the Canadian Armed Forces in two proposed class action lawsuits against the Government of Canada served their evidence this week responding to Canada’s attempt to strike their claims. These class actions seek compensation for the Government’s failure to protect them from sexual assault, sexual harassment, and gender-based discrimination during their service. The Government of Canada has been the subject of a number of similar class action lawsuits in recent years. In 2016, it reached a settlement with RCMP members who had been sexually…

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