Military has 'endemic' sexual misconduct problem
A scathing report written by a retired Supreme Court Justice on sexual misconduct and harassment in the military has rocked the Canadian Armed Forces. It concluded that "there is an underlying sexualized culture in the CAF that is hostile to women and LBGTQ members and conducive to more serious incidents of sexual harassment and assault." Retired judge Marie Deschamps says both a culture change and an independent center for sexual assault and harassment are needed to begin to address the issue.
The Chief of Defence Staff Tom Lawson says he accepts that a culture change is needed, but he's cool to the idea of an independent center. Lawson has set up a response team led by Maj.-Gen. Christine Whitecross to study the report's findings. We ask Maj.-Gen. Whitecross who is accountable and how she plans to fix it.