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Brig.-Gen. Ménard quitting military

Brig.-Gen. Daniel Ménard, who faces a court martial over an alleged inappropriate relationship while in a theatre of operations, will cease to be a member of the military when he resigns on Dec. 17.

Will still face court martial on 6 charges

Brig.-Gen. Daniel Ménard, who faces a court martial over an alleged inappropriate relationship while in a theatre of operations, will cease to be a member of the military when he resigns on Dec. 17.

His resignation does not affect the court martial, where he will be tried on two counts of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline and four counts of obstructing justice.

Ménard served as top officer for Task Force Kandahar beginning in November 2009, but was relieved of duty following allegations that he had a sexual relationship with a subordinate, Master Cpl. Bianka Langlois.

Langlois was convicted of one count of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline. She was reprimanded and fined $700.

The date and location for Ménard's court martial have not yet been set.

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