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Officer Suspended from Command after Sexual Assault Charges

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This, from the Chief of Defence Staff:

    “I have been informed of the charges regarding Lieutenant-Colonel Stalker, which stem from alleged offences between 1998 and 2007.

    “As stated by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS), these are serious charges under the Criminal Code of Canada.

    “However, I cannot comment on this specific case, given all Canadians should be afforded due process. We must allow the judicial process to unfold.

    “In the meantime, Lieutenant-Colonel Stalker has been suspended from his command assignment until the judicial process is complete.”

More, as it unfolds ….


 

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28 July 15 at 22:32

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MILNEWS.ca #UKR Update – 290115UTC July 2015

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28 July 15 at 21:15

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MILNEWS.ca P.M. News Highlights – July 28, 2015

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A couple of biggies to share with you ….

  • A quick reminder – according to the Charter of Rights & Freedoms, “Any person charged with an offence has the right ….to be presumed innocent until proven guilty according to law ….”.  This, from the Info-machine:  “Today, the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) charged a member of the Canadian Armed Forces with multiple sex-related offences including an offence related to Breach of Trust by a Public Officer, all pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada.  Lieutenant-Colonel Mason Stalker, 40, and Commanding Officer of the 1st Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, Edmonton, AB, has been charged with: three counts of Sexual Assault in accordance with Section 271 of the Criminal Code of Canada; four counts of Sexual Exploitation in accordance with Section 153 of the Criminal Code of Canada; one count of Sexual Interference in accordance with Section 151 of the Criminal Code of Canada; one count of Invitation to Sexual Touching in accordance with Section 152 of the Criminal Code of Canada; and one count of Breach of Trust by a Public Officer in accordance with Section 122 of the Criminal Code of Canada.  This CFNIS investigation concerns a series of historical incidents that involve offences alleged to have occurred from 1998 to 2007 in Edmonton, AB while the member was involved as a mentor with a local army cadet corps ….”
  • This, also out from the CF Ombudsman’s office:  Military Ombudsman Concludes that Former Cadets Received Inadequate Treatment and Compensation after Tragic Accident in 1974 …. The Ombudsman’s Office found that of the cadets who survived the explosion, many sustained – and continue to suffer from – physical or/and psychological injuries; however, the cadets did not receive assistance on par with what was offered to the military members who were also impacted by the incident.   The report concludes that it goes against the principle of fairness to provide assistance, compensation and benefits to one group of individuals and to ignore the other, and states that the Canadian Forces and the Department of National Defence should have done more to assist the young boys who were under their care ….” – full report here, more history on the incident here, what the Minister of Defence has to say here, and what the Vice Chief of Defence Staff has to say here.

 

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28 July 15 at 13:51

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28 July 15 at 10:00

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MILNEWS.ca News Highlights – July 28, 2015

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27 July 15 at 13:40

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27 July 15 at 7:30

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