Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took direct aim at military commanders on Wednesday, October 6, 2021, following a whirlwind 48 hours involving a senior officer who provided a reference for a convicted sex offender.
Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan's office is standing by the military's decision to reassign a senior officer who wrote a reference for a convicted sex offender to a new job that involves reviewing ways to eliminate sexual misconduct from the Canadian Armed Forces.
The Canadian military will begin wrapping up its mission at Kabul airport in the coming days ahead of the Aug. 31 deadline the United States set for full withdrawal, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday.
The Trudeau government is promising to resettle 20,000 refugees who have already fled Afghanistan even as months of frustration turn to outright fear over the fate of hundreds of former interpreters and their families still stuck in the country.
The email address where Afghan interpreters were told to send their application forms under an urgent resettlement plan crashed on Thursday, July 29, 2021, snarling what applicants and Canadian veterans say is an already chaotic process.