No place for abusive behaviour in military, acting defence chief says

Amid scandals engulfing former chief of defence staff Gen. Vance and then forcing aside his successor, Art McDonald, acting CDS Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre yesterday said witnessing hateful acts and doing nothing means being complicit in those misdeeds.

The Canadian Press

OTTAWA — The acting chief of the defence staff says there is no place for abusive and discriminatory behaviour in the Canadian Armed Forces.

Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre told a defence conference today that witnessing hateful acts and doing nothing means being complicit in these misdeeds.

Eyre took over as defence chief last month when Admiral Art McDonald stepped aside while unspecified misconduct allegations against him are investigated.

In addition, Gen. Jonathan Vance, McDonald's predecessor, is being investigated over allegations of sexual misconduct reported by Global News following his retirement.

Vance has denied any wrongdoing and McDonald has not commented.

Eyre says the accusations have been met with shock, disappointment, betrayal, sadness and a desire for real change.

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