Canadian Military Law -- Part II
Bibliography M to R /
Droit militaire canadien
-- Partie II
Bibliographie M à R
sites on Canadian military law
Part II -- Bibliography: A-B--C-D--E-G--H-L--M-R--S-Z
I -- Canadian Military Law --
Inquiry & Government Reaction
- 1995-1997: Somalia Inquiry
- Departmental Reaction to Somalia Inquiry
- Special Advisory Group on Military Justice and Military Police Investigation Services
January 1997 to July 1997
- The Special Senate Committee on the Canadian Airborne Regiment in Somalia (April 1997)
- The Report to the Prime Minister on the Leadership and Management of the Canadian Forces (March 1997)
- Minister's Monitoring Committee on Change in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces (October 1997 to 1999)
- Bill C-25--An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts
(Royal Assent, 10 December 1998)
- 2003 -- Five Year Review of Bill C-25
- 2011 -- Second Five Year Review of Bill C-25
Bills 1999-2012 on National Defence Act
Affairs -- Sexual Misconduct
Martial Comprehensive Review 2016-2017
& DND Web Sites
Regulations and Orders
- Superseded Legislation
Sites of Interest
Bibliography M to
Bibliographie M à R
[ reasons for sentence, 7 October 2014, available at Miller D.L. (Lieutenant-Colonel), R. v., 2014 CM 2018 (CanLII), http://canlii.ca/t/gf0q3]
[reasons for sentence, previous court martial, 22 October 2012, available at Miller D.L. (Lieutenant-Colonel), R. v., 2012 CM 2014 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/fw2lj>]
OTTAWA—Canada’s top soldier is issuing the first-ever guidelines for Canadian military personnel on how to deal with child soldiers in advance of deployment to Africa, the Star has learned.
Called the CAF Child Soldiers Doctrine, it is not country-specific but will provide overarching principles to military personnel, no matter what the mission or mandate.
The military’s guidelines will make clear that all Canadian Armed Forces personnel have a legal duty to report any such violations, and it recognizes that the issue of child soldiers “needs to be better addressed within Canadian Forces doctrine.”
Eight senior lawyers who are security-cleared to challenge classified evidence in closed-court terrorism cases have added their voices to a chorus
calling for changes to the government’s anti-terror bill.
The eight lawyers have first-hand knowledge of CSIS’ activities in national security cases; all are “special advocates” on a roster approved by the
federal justice department, and are appointed by Canadian courts to ensure top secret evidence is properly tested when Ottawa seeks to deport terror suspects.
The submission was made on behalf of lawyers Gordon Cameron, Paul Cavalluzzo, Paul Copeland, Denis Couture, François Dadour, Anil Kapoor,
John Norris and Lorne Waldman. The Conservative-dominated committee denied their request to testify.
Macdonald, Margaret-Ann, "Honours", JAG Newsletter,
volume 1, 2003 at p. 7; research note: we worked together in
Lahr; very nice person (dixit François Lareau);
"In July 2002, LCol Margaret-Ann Macdonald was awarded the Chief of Staff Commendation for Exceptional
Service by Admiral Sir Ian Garnett, SHAPE Chief of Staff, in recognition of her professional excellence,
primarily in relation to the NATO-led operations in the Balkans. This prestigious award cited her ceaseless
enthusiasm within the Office of the SHAPE Legal Advisor during a period of almost 5 years, and noted that
her efforts 'consistently showed her to be a master of her legal craft and NATO procedures.' As well, it cited
her critical value to operators, both in SHAPE and in the field."
Nova Scotia's medical examiner has ruled out conducting a fatality inquiry into a horrific murder suicide
involving a former Canadian soldier who killed his wife, mother and young daughter before killing himself
in the family's rural home earlier this year.
Lionel Desmond, a 33-year-old veteran of the war in Afghanistan who suffered from post-traumatic stress
disorder, took his own life after shooting his 52-year-old mother, his wife Shanna, 31, and their 10-year-daughter
Ralph MacDonald: image source: Google Image, accessed on 31 May 2014
MACDONALD, LCol (ret'd) Ralph, 1922-2010, notes on:
After serving in Vancouver and back in Edmonton, he was called to the Alberta Bar in 1956 and transferred to the Judge Advocate
General's branch. Ralph's more than 30 years of service as a legal officer took him to Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, Lahr and finally
back to Ottawa. Along the way, he was a minor hockey coach, Cub leader and Group Committee chair. One of his proudest
accomplishments was the two years he spent as president of the Canadian Forces Europe senior hockey league. By 1988, when he
retired at the age of 65, Ralph was the oldest member and last Second World War veteran serving in the Regular Force.
He then began his second career, serving another 10 years as a civilian in the Department of National Defence.
(source: http://www.inmemoriam.ca/view-announcement-201182-lcol-ret-d-ralph-fraser-macdonald-cd.html, accessed on 31 May 2014)
MacGILLIVRAY, Don, "Military Aid to the Civil Power", (1974) 3(2) Acadiensis 45-64; available at http://journals.hil.unb.ca/index.php/Acadiensis/article/view/11354/12104 (accessed on 6 December 2011);
Bruce MacGregor, photo reproduced from: live.ottawacitizen.com/Event/Live_blog_Military_complaints_commission_hearing_Monday_Sept_10
__________"Canadian Military Boards of Inquiry in the Line of Fire of Procedural Fairness", (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités Newsletter 54-74;
___________LinkedIn, available at https://ca.linkedin.com/in/bruce-macgregor-9a364663 (accessed 3 December 2015);
___________Notes on Bruce MacGregor from 2017 Canadian Council on International Law (CIL), 2017 CCIL Conference November 2-3 in Ottawa, “Canada at 150: The Return of History for International Law”, 2017 Speaker Biographies, Keynote Speakers, available at http://www.ccil-ccdi.ca/speakerbios, accessed 26 October 2017:
Bruce MacGregor (Speaker) is a Colonel in the Canadian Forces, having joined the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) in 1997.
He has deployed to the Arabian Gulf with HMCS Regina in support to Op AUGMENTATION (1999) and to Sudan as the legal advisor to
the UNMIS Force Commander (2009). Colonel MacGregor has played a significant role in the Office of the JAG’s engagement in the
independent review process led in the first instance by former Chief Justice of Canada, Antonio Lamer, and in the second instance, by
Mr Justice Patrick Lesage. In 2014, Colonel MacGregor was promoted to his current rank and assumed the duties of DJAG Operations
and later that year was appointed by the Minister of National Defence to the position of the Director of Military Prosecutions. (E)
___________Testimony, Military Police Complaints Commission, Fynes Public Interest Hearings, Transcript of Proceedings, 10 September 2012, Volume 44, pp. 1-155, available at http://mdlo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/ and go to the date of 10 September 2012 (accessed 30 December 2015);
___________"Message from the Chair" (April/Avril 2008) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; available at http://www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters/mil-2008/news.aspx (accessed on 26 April 2012);
___________"Mot du président" (April/Avril 2008) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://www.cba.org/abc/nouvelles/mil-2008/nouvelles.aspx#article10 (site visité le 26 avril 2012);
____________"Military courts martial do not sacrifice fairness", The Ottawa Citizen, 9 August 2010, p.A.7;
____________"Role of the Military Justice System: Accountability of Soldiers and Commanders during Deployment", presented at 10th Seminar for Legal Advisors, Legal Advisors and International Military Operations on the African Continent, 6-10 May 2014, Galway, International Society for Military Law and law of War, available at http://www.ismllw.org/seminaires/2014_05_06_Galway_textes%20des%20orateurs/2014_05_08_03%20LtCol%20MacGregor.pdf (accessed on 12 February 2015);
MacINNIS, LCdr D.M., "Cyber Warfare, The Law of Armed Conflict, ROE and the Sufficiency of International Law", Canadian Forces College, JCSP 40, Exercise Solo Flight, 2016, 12 p.; available at http://www.cfc.forces.gc.ca/259/290/301/305/MacInnis.pdf (accessed 2 February 2017);
“You deserted in a fit of pique and (that) persisted over many hours,” said Gibson. He likened de Jong’s behaviour to a child who “picks
up their marbles and goes home.”
The judge said discipline in the Canadian Armed Forces is crucial. Every officer is not only supposed to instill discipline in the troops he
or she leads, but must show self-discipline and that is what de Jong lacks, he said.
“You committed one of the most grievous breaches of trust.
“You are not a young sailor flush with the immaturity of youth,” he admonished.“This is not behaviour that can be tolerated in any member, much less a commissioned officer. … One does not run away.
Following the war, John returned to Halifax where he used his veteran’s benefits to attend Dalhousie University Law School,
graduating in 1949. He re-joined the Army, as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Branch. He served with the Canadian
Infantry Brigade Group in Korea in 1952-53 and retired from the Army in 1969 after postings in Shilo, Borden, Ottawa, Germany
and Winnipeg. He took up a new position in 1970 as legal advisor to the Atomic Energy Control Board. He was appointed a Queen’s
Counsel for his contributions to the writing of legislation and regulations governing the use of nuclear energy. John finished his public
service in the Department of Justice.
Following the war, John returned to Halifax where he used his veteran's benefits to attend Dalhousie University Law School, graduating in 1949. He re-joined the Army, as a member of the Judge Advocate General's Branch. He served with the Canadian Infantry Brigade Group in Korea in 1952-53 and retired from the Army in 1969 after postings in Shilo, Borden, Ottawa, Germany and Winnipeg. He took up a new position in 1970 as Legal Advisor to the Atomic Energy Control Board. He was appointed a Queen's Counsel for his contributions to the writing of legislation and regulations governing the use of nuclear energy. John finished his public service in the Department of Justice. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/ottawacitizen/obituary.aspx?pid=176225518#sthash.n4BfWFWR.dpuf
Born November 27, 1931, to Charles and Johan in Winnipeg, Donald attended United College and graduated from the University of Manitoba
with a Bachelor of Laws in 1957. During his education he served with the Canadian Military at Fort Churchill, Manitoba. After graduation
Donald served for five years in Ottawa with the Office of the Judge Advocate General retiring with the rank of Major. Donald returned to
Winnipeg and continued his career as legal counsel with the Metropolitan Corporation of Greater Winnipeg before entering private practice.
- before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, meeting number 62, 30 January 2013, minutes and evidence;
- before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, issue 37, 23 May 2013, minutes and evidence;
Image source: artsandsciences.sc.edu/hist/s-p-mackenzie, accessed 7 April 2017
MacKENZIE, S.P., “The Shackling Crisis: A Case-Study in the Dynamics of Prisoner-of-War Diplomacy in the Second World War”, (February 1995) 17(1) International History Review 78-98;
MacKIE, Christopher S.T., "The Law of (Heraldic) Arms: Military's Law's Long Lost Cousin", (May/Mai 2011) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; available at http://www.cba.org/cba/newsletters-sections/2011/2011-03_military.aspx and
http://www.cba.org/cba/newsletters-sections/2011/2011-03_military.aspx#article9 and http://www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters-sections/pdf/2011-03_ss3.pdf (accessed on 30 April 2012);
MacKIE, Christopher S.T., "Le droit des armoiries : le cousin perdu du droit militaire", (May/Mai 2011) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://www.cba.org/ABC/nouvelles-sections/2011/2011-03_military.aspx et http://www.cba.org/ABC/nouvelles-sections/2011/2011-03_military.aspx#article7 (site visité le 30 avril 2012);
MacKINNON, Leslie, "Top court upholds military justice system.
Defence minister can carry on filing appeals of court martial
decisions, judges rule", i Politics, 22 July 2016;
available at https://ipolitics.ca/2016/07/22/top-court-upholds-military-justice-system/
(accessed 22 August 2016);
MacKLIN, W.H.S., "Military Law" (January 1954) 8 Canadian Army Journal 31-2; title of article noted on 19 August 2017 in Chris Madsen, Another Kind of Justice : Canadian Military Law from Confederation to Somalia, Vancouver : UBC Press, c1999, p. 190, note 18; article not consulted;
MacLEAN, Lieutenant-Colonel D.A., "Rules of Engagement and the Peacekeeper's Dilemma", AMSC 3 (Advanced Military Studies Course 3), Canadian Forces College, circa 2000, 26 p.; available at http://www.cfc.forces.gc.ca/259/260/263/macleand2.pdf (accessed on 17 June 2012);
The use of force by soldiers deployed on United Nations peacekeeping missions iscontrolled by Rules of Engagement (ROE). Depending on the mandate, some peacekeeping
missions have allowed peacekeepers to use force only in self-defence. In areas torn by civil
war or ethnic strife, soldiers have sometimes witnessed crimes and violent acts perpetratedagainst defenceless non-combatants. Depending on the mandate of the peacekeeping force
and on the ROE that have been prepared for the mission, soldiers may be precluded fromintervening due to their ROE. This paper argues that the restrictive nature of peacekeeping
ROE may create a situation where soldiers deployed on peacekeeping operations must dealwith ethical and moral dilemmas. The potential for such situations is so widespread that this
phenomena is not just isolated, but instead should be considered a real concern for all soldiers
deployed on peacekeeping operations
MacLEANS MAGAZINE, "Somalia Inquiry's Damning Report", 14 July 1997, available at http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/somalia-inquirys-damning-report/#links (accessed 10 May 2017);
As well, some Liberals suggested that Eggleton felt it important to look especially decisive in order to win the confidence of senior officers.
From the outset, the Liberals expected the report to be tough on them - and suggested, in part, that the commissioners were motivated by
their frustration over the decision to end the hearings. "We gave these guys $25 million and 27 months, and it still wasn't enough for them,"
complained one PMO official. "How much is enough?"
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MacLEANS MAGAZINE, "Russell Williams no
longer a colonel. Convicted serial killer
officially stripped of his rank", macleans.ca, 22 October 2010;
available at http://www.macleans.ca/news/canada/russell-williams-no-longer-a-colonel/
(accessed 16 January 2017);
1. On 21 Oct 10, Mr. Russell Williams, former Commander of 8 Wing, was sentenced to two concurrent terms of life in prison with no chance of parole for 25 years for the first-degree murders of Cpl Marie France Comeau and Mrs. Jessica Lloyd.
4. With the conviction and sentencing completed, and following my recommendation, the Governor General has revoked his commission, an extraordinary and severe decision that may constitute a first of its kind in Canadian history.
5. Further, the following actions will now be taken:
A. Stripping Mr. Williams of his medals
B. Termination and recovery of his pay from the date of arrest
C. Denial of severance pay; and
D. His prompt release from the CF under “service misconduct” – which is the most serious release item possible.
6. As a consequence of his release from the CF for “service misconduct” and of the revocation of his commission, Mr. Williams no longer possesses a rank as a member of the CF.
7. I wish to point out that under the CF superannuation act, there are no grounds to revoke his pension and a court martial would not have any impact on these accrued benefits.
8. Some have questioned why Mr. Williams has not also been charged under the military justice system. I believe we need to understand why this is so. This is because there is no jurisdiction under the code of service discipline to try persons charged with murder where those murders took place in Canada. Mr. Williams was therefore tried and convicted of all of these 88 charges under the Criminal Code of Canada by a civilian court. Additionally there will be no further court martial on these matters because the National Defence Act specifically prevents an individual from being tried by court martial where the offence or any other substantially similar offence arising out of the same underlying facts have been previously dealt with by a civilian court. This basic principle sometimes known as “double jeopardy” is fundamental within our civilian and military justice system. With his current convictions and sentence to life imprisonment justice has already been served.
MacLellan v. Canada (Attorney General), 2014 NSSC 280 (CanLII),
MacLellan J.C. (Captain), R. v., 2011 CM 3003 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/g87qn>;
MacLellan J.C. (Captain), R. v., 2011 CM 3005 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/flx0b>;
Affidavit of John C. MacLellan, sworn on 18 October 2013,
available at https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1273271-maclellan-affidavit-october-18-2013.html
(accessed 25 December 2017); see also Rachel Ward,
"Defeated ex-flying school deputy looks to appeal", 27 August
2014, available at http://www.davidmckie.com/defeated-ex-flying-school-deputy-looks-to-appeal/;
MacLEOD, Colonel B.W., "Law of Armed Conflict at the Operational
Level Rwanda and an Unlawful Order", AMSP (2000), AMSC 3
(Advanced Military Studies Course 3), Canadian Forces
College, 16 p.; available at http://www.cfc.forces.gc.ca/259/260/263/macleodb2.pdf
(accessed on 19 June 2012);
In the autumn of 1993 the United Nations (U.N.) authorised the deployment of a United Nations Assistance Mission
to Rwanda (UNAMIR) to supervise the transition to peace in accordance with the terms of the Arusha Accord signed
earlier that year. Unfortunately, the conditions were not met and genocide resulted in the massacre of approximately
800,000 people. Within the U.N. Headquarters, there was considerable debate as to what action to take. The options
ranged from a complete withdrawal of the force to its reinforcement. In the early weeks of what later became defined
as genocide, the U.N. Force Commander, General Dallaire reports that he received the worst of all possible orders – to
withdraw the force. General Dallaire refused the order on the grounds that to do so would result in the slaughter of
approximately 30,000 people under the protection of his UNAMIR force. This paper argues that, based on the laws of
armed conflict (LOAC) and other international laws and conventions, General Dallaire had a legal responsibility to
refuse this order as being unlawful.
Sandra MacLeod, photo reproduced from http://everitas.rmcclub.ca/?p=33454 (accessed on 31 March 2014)
MacLEOD, Lt.-Cmdr. Sandra, "Pardons for New Zealand Soldiers of
the Great War" (June/Juin 2001) Sword
& Scale -- Salut militaire
3; available at http://web.archive.org/web/20050125074204/http://dev.cba.org/CBA/Sections/military/sword2001-06.pdf
(accessed on 18 April 2012);
MacLEOD, Lt.-Cmdr. Sandra, "Précis : Pardons pour des soldats néo-zélandais de la Première Guerre mondiale" (June/Juin 2001) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 3; disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/20050125074204/http://dev.cba.org/CBA/Sections/military/sword2001-06.pdf (site visité le 18 avril 2012;
MacLEOD, Major Sherry, "JAG Social Fund Activities / Activités du
club social du JAG", (2006) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter
Major Sherry MacLeod
___________ Linked in web page, available at https://ca.linkedin.com/in/sherry-macleod-811b0a10a?trk=pub-pbmap (accessed 7 August 2017);
MacLEOD, S.A., "The Nijmegen Marches: A Test of Endurance, Leadership and Teamwork", (2005) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter 13-14;
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MacPHERSON, J. Pennington (James Pennington), 1839-1916, A
Catechism on Military Law as Applicable to the Militia of Canada
: Consisting of Questions and Answers on the Militia Act, 1883,
Rules and Regulations for the Militia, 1883 ... Together with a
Compilation of the Principal Points of the law of Eidence,
Montreal : J. Lovell, 1886, 191 p.; available at http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_11790
(accessed on 5 January 2011);
Mike Madden, image source: http://www.dal.ca/academics/programs/graduate/law/graduate-life/recent-graduates/mike-madden.html,
accessed on 2 August 2014
MADDEN, Mike, "Comparative Cherry-Picking in a Military Justice Context: the Misplaced Quest to Give Universally Expansive Meaning to International Human Rights", Dalhousie University--Schulich School of Law, 18 February 2014; ; available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2397734 (accessed on 2 August 2014); now published in (2014) 46 George Washington International Law Review 713-763, available at http://docs.law.gwu.edu/stdg/gwilr/PDFs/46-4/1%20Madden.pdf (accessed on 6 January 2015);
___________ “First Principles and Last Resorts: Complications of Civilian Influences on the Military Justice System”, (2009) 9(3) Canadian Military Journal 49-57, available at http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo9/no3/08-madden-eng.asp (accessed on 28 August 2009); also available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1373671, see http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1373671 (accessed on 28 August 2009);
___________"Principes premiers et derniers recours : complications nées des influences civiles sur le système de justice militaire", (2009) 9(3) Revue militaire canadienne 49-57, disponible à http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo9/no3/08-madden-fra.asp (vérifié le 28 août 2009);
___________"International Humanitarian Law / Laws 2205.03 -- Three credits -- Course Syllabus Jan 2012", available at http://law.dal.ca/Files/Course_Outlines_2011/Winter__2012_LAWS_2205_International_Humanitarian_Law_by_Mad.pdf (accessed on 21 May 2012);
___________"Keeping Up with the Common Law O'Sullivans? The Limnits of Comparative Law in the Context of Military Justice Law Reform", (2013) 51(1) Alberta Law Review 125-152; also available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2269098 (accessed on 15 February 2014); available at http://www.albertalawreview.com/index.php/ALR/article/viewFile/60/60 (accessed 10 September 2016);
___________"Latest news from Canadian military justice",
available at http://www.foroijm.org/noticia/lastes-news-form-canadian-military-justice/
(accessed 23 August 2016); news dates: 22 July 2016, 25 July 2016;
__________"Making Use of Neutral Forces: Mediation of Performance Appraisal Disputes within the Canadian Forces", (Autumn 2011) 11(4) Canadian Military Journal; available at http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/index-eng.asp and http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo11/no4/08-madden-eng.asp (accessed on 15 December 2011); also available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1604729 (accessed on 2 August 2014);
___________"Le recours à des forces neutres: la médiation pour régler les différends portant sur l'appréciation du rendement au sein des Forces canadiennes', (automne 2011) 11(4) Revue militaire canadienne; disponibe à http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/index-fra.asp et http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo11/no4/08-madden-fra.asp (vérifié le 15 décembre 2011);
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___________"A Model for Excluding Improperly or
Unconstitutionally Obtained Evidence"(January 12, 2015) Berkeley
Journal of International Law (BJIL), Forthcoming; available
at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2548851
, accessed 1 December 2015;
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___________"Naval Chameleons? Re-Evaluating the Legality of Deceptive Lighting Under International Humanitarian Law", (2011) 6(4) Canadian Naval Law Review 4-9; available at http://naval.review.cfps.dal.ca/archive/8465465-5645648/vol6num4art2.pdf (accessed on 22 May 2012);
Discussion on perfidy in IHL, particularly as the concept is applied to deceptive lighting of warships at sea. An analysis of conventional and customary IHL
will demonstrate that many ambiguities and grey areas exist in the laws that purport to distinguish between permissible ruses of war and illegal acts of perfidy.
An investigation into the practice of deceptively lighting naval vessels during armed conflicts will reveal that some more careful analysis of the practice might
be necessary for Canadian naval commanders if they wish to avoid violating perfidy prohibitions.
(source: http://web.archive.org/web/20120119140132/http://www.icrc.org/eng/assets/files/2011/ihl-bibliography-2nd-trimester-2011.pdf, p. 22, accessed 16 March 2015)
A combatant in an armed conflict, like a wolf in sheep’s clothing, can seek to gain a tactical or strategic advantage by resort to deception and trickery.
International Humanitarian Law (IHL), however, distinguishes between permissible ruses of war and illegal acts of perfidy. How, then, should combatants
conduct themselves so as to avoid violating IHL’s perfidy prohibitions? This article argues that belligerents should interpret prohibitions against perfidy
in a purposive manner (looking to causative links that may exist between perfidy and harm) in order to avoid eroding the protection that IHL affords to
designated groups. A close analysis of potentially perfidious land, air and sea combat practices will further reveal that some accepted practices may
need to be reassessed and/or ceased if States wish to comply with purposively interpreted perfidy prohibitions.
(source: http://jcsl.oxfordjournals.org/content/17/3/439.abstract, accessed 4 July 2016)
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(accessed on 28 August 2009);
MADDEN, Mike and J. Jason Samson. “Entrench the Bench! Canada’s Pressing Need for a Permanent Military Court.” (2009) 55 The Criminal Law Quarterly 215-239; with the same title at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1473451 (accessed on 6 July 2010);
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MADSEN, C.M.V. (Chris Mark Vedel), 1968-, Another Kind of Justice : Canadian Military Law from Confederation to Somalia, Vancouver : UBC Press, c1999, x, 236 p., ISBN: 0774807180; Research Note: see important and excellent bibliography at pp.195-220; limited preview available at http://books.google.com/books?id=uPJIvl19-koC&printsec=titlepage&dq=Canadian+Military+Law+Annotated&lr=&as_brr=0&source=gbs_toc_s&cad=1 and at http://books.google.com/books?id=uPJIvl19-koC&dq=Canadian+Military+Law+Annotated&lr=&as_brr=0&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0 (accessed on 9 July 2008); copy at the Library of the Supreme Court of Canada, KF7209 M33 1999 (Room E); copy at Ottawa University Law Library: KE 6800 .M32 1999;
___________"Canada's troops lack solid grasp of military law" 28 April 1997 27(2) University of Calgary Gazette; available at http://www.ucalgary.ca/uofc/events/unicomm/Research/somalia.html (accessed on 23 April 2014);
When Madsen applied for the defence department's R.B. Byers Fellowship at the end of 1995, officials were making erroneous statements about Canadian military
history by declaring the Somali incident to be the first of its kind.
"It just wasn't true," Madsen says. "Military history is one of these areas they've ignored . . . . These aren't new problems."
Canadian soldiers have been involved in other criminal acts, including the rape of civilians in the Korean war, and the murder of nine prisoners in the Boer War.
Madsen says the army tends to assign blame to individuals and look no further. His report, however, will propose several systemic changes.
Parliament must, he says, take a more active role in shaping defence policy and limit the role of bureaucratic "mandarins." One question that's never been
satisfactorily addressed is why Canadian soldiers -- particularly an airborne regiment -- were in Somalia in the first place. Just because Canada has a history of
peacekeeping involvement doesn't mean the military should take on every assignment that comes up, he says.
A reorganization of the Judge Advocate General's office, the main unit in the defence department that deals with legal matters, would prevent some of the
"stagnation" that has reduced the office's effectiveness, he says. For example, bringing in civilian lawyers would help in such areas as real estate law, international law and contracts.
"There is a myth that soldiers can only talk to other soldiers," Madsen says.
___________"The Canadian Army and the Maltreatment of Civilians: The Korean Example", unpublished paper presented at the Qualicum History Conference, 5 February 1994; title noted in WATSON, Brent Byron, Far Eastern Tour: The Experiences of the Canadian Infantry in Korea, 1950-53, infra, at p. 380, footnote 55 (thesis) and p. 215, note 54 (book form);
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___________"Courts Martial in the Royal Canadian Navy,
1951-1967", in Richard Howard Gimblett, 1956-, and Richard
O.(Richard Oliver) Mayne, 1971-, eds., People, Policy and Programmes:
Proceedings of the 7th Maritime Command (Marcom) Historical
Conference (2005) / Des Personnes, des politiques et
des programmes: actes de La 7e Conférence du Commandement
Maritime (Comar) Sur L'Histoire Militaire (2005),
Ottawa: Canadian Naval Heritage Press, 2008, 287 p.; ISBN: 0662480503; 9780662480501; copy at University of
Ottawa, FC 231 .M37 2005;
___________Chris Madsen's Publications available at https://ca.linkedin.com/in/chris-madsen-31589350 (accessed on 21 August 2017);
accessed 6 January 2015
___________Kurt Meyer on Trial:
A Documentary Record / edited and introduced by P. Whitney
Lackenbauer and Chris M.V. Madsen, Kingston, Ontario :
Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2007, xi, 697 p., ISBN:
9780662461692 and 066246169X;
___________"Legal Education in the Canadian Forces from Historical and Contemporary Perspective", Paper presented on a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) panel “The State of Military-Legal Education in Canada” at the Canadian Bar Association Canadian Legal Conference and Expo in Vancouver, British Columbia on 16 August 2005, 30 p.; available at http://www.cba.org/cba/annualmeeting/pdf/2005_madsen.pdf (accessed on 23 July 2008);
___________"Military Justice, The Anglo-American Tradition", article, published on line, 11606 words, in Military History, ISBN: 9 780 19979 1279, Oxford Bibliographies, see http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199791279/obo-9780199791279-0045.xml#obo-9780199791279-0045-bibItem-0001 (accessed on 23 January 2013); note: "Oxford Bibliographies Online is available by subscription and perpetual access to institutions and individuals. For more information or to contact an Oxford Sales Representative"; see also http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199791279/obo-9780199791279-0045.xml (accessed 10 January 2016);
Because each nation has different laws and traditions, it is hard to make generalizations about military justice applicable to all, though commonalities
certainly exist. Each armed forces is unique in character, and even within those, individual service environments may have distinct attitudes and methods
in regard to the maintenance of discipline. The historical trend has been toward greater uniformity across armed forces and closer mirroring of civilian
criminal jurisprudence, in response to societal change. Reform of military law periodically becomes an issue when it falls too far behind or when some
particular event happens that shakes public confidence in the military. Sherrill 1970 notes the practical nature of military justice as a separate form of
legal jurisprudence that serves the particular needs of militaries in being operationally effective. Bishop 1974 describes the public pressure that can build
when doubts are raised about militaries that have not performed according to expectations and the disappointment in the administration of military justice.
Many writers are critical of military justice, premised either on the need for improvement or on the backwardness and supposed conservatism of military
institutions. Other writers focus on the general aim and mechanics of military justice (for our purposes here, as practiced in the United States; other nations
have similar how-to works). Davidson 1999 provides a basic guide to the practice of military criminal law geared toward a predominantly nonlegal audience,
especially those either in or entering the military profession. Morris 2010 meets a similar need and, in focus and content, reflects the broader interpretation
given to military justice today compared with earlier decades. Military justice, or rather military legality, touches upon many operational matters of interest
to militaries, because the requirement for discipline and good behavior in the military context cannot be divorced from the core mandate of armed forces.
Historical treatment of military justice is still catching up to this broader focus and to changes to military law itself. It is a very specialized field that requires
some knowledge of the law and how it has been practiced in armed forces over time. In the early 21st century, good overviews focused on the history are yet
to be written.
[source: http://www.oxfordbibliographies.com/view/document/obo-9780199791279/obo-9780199791279-0045.xml#obo-9780199791279-0045-bibItem-0002, accessed 10 January 2016]
___________Military law and operations, Aurora (Ontario): Canada Law Book, c2008-, three loose-leaf volumes, 26 cm.; Updated once or twice a year, ISSN:1918-2236; copy at the Supreme Court of Canada Library KF7210 ZA2 M33 2008 (Room E); see 2011 detailed Table of Contents; see recent 2016 Table of Contents; IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION;
Law, the Canadian Militia, and the North-West Rebellion of 1885",
(Spring 1998) 1(1) Journal of Military and Strategic Studies
-- The Electronic Journal of the Centre for Military and
Strategic Studies, article number 5; available at http://web.archive.org/web/20031008215733/http://www.stratnet.ucalgary.ca/journal/1998/article5.html;
also available at http://www.jmss.org/jmss/index.php/jmss/article/view/21/20
(accessed on 24 March 2012); IMPORTANT
___________"Military Responses and Capabilities in Canada's Domestic Context Post 9/11", (Spring 2011) 13(3) Journal of Military and Strategic Studies 1-18; available at http://www.jmss.org/jmss/index.php/jmss/article/view/409 (accessed on 24 March 2012); also available at http://jmss.synergiesprairies.ca/jmss/index.php/jmss/article/viewFile/409/417 (accessed 3 July 2015); also available at http://jmss.org/jmss/index.php/jmss/article/view/409/417 (accessed 11 June 2017);
___________"Victims of Circumstance: The Execution of German Deserters by Surrendered German Troops under Canadian Control in Amsterdam, May 1945", (1993) 2(1) Canadian Military History 93-113; available at (accessed on 21 May 2012); available at http://www.wlu.ca/lcmsds/cmh/back%20issues/CMH/volume%202/issue%201/Madsen%20-%20Victims%20of%20Circumstance%20-%20the%20Execution%20of%20German%20Deserters%20by%20Surrendered%20German%20Troops%20Under%20Canadian%20Control.pdf (accessed on 21 May 2012); also available at http://scholars.wlu.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1121&context=cmh (accessed 7 January 2016);
Canadian newspapers, after interviews with former Canadian officers and other witnesses, presented strong evidence of active Canadian participation in the execution.
Conseqently, Brigadier William J. Lawson, then Judge Advocate General, appointed Group Captain J.H. Hollies to undertake a full departmental investigation. This
military legal officer searched relevant Canadian documents, and made a three-day whirlwind trip to West Germany. Based on Hollies' findings, an embarrassed Hellyer
confirmed, in the House of Commons on 21 December 1966, Canadian involvement in the execution, but suggested "that in view of the fact it is now over 20 years since
the war ended, nothing is to be gained by carrying this matter further." [p. 108, footnotes omitted]
MAGUIRE, John C. (John Campbell), 1957-, "Fashioning an Equitable
Vision for Public Resource Protection and Development in Canada:
The Public Trust Doctrine Revisited and Reconceptualized, (1997)
7(1) Journal of Environmental Law and Policy 1-42;
Image source: www.linkedin.com (accessed 18 May 2015)
___________Linked in, available at https://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-maguire/6b/a6/b54?trk=seokp_posts_secondary_cluster_res_author_name (accessed on 26 April 2015); vast military experience;
Cdr John Maguire receiving his diploma of achievement for the OPDP program from BGen Pierre Boutet, JAG, image source: JAG Newsletter/Bulletin d'actualités du JAG, volume 1, Part 1, Jan-Feb 98 (posted 21 December 2016)
___________Out of Conflict: A Principled Vision for the Future of the Crown-Aboriginal Fiduciary Relationship, LL.M. thesis, Dalhousie University, 1997, x, 396 p.; available at http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/obj/s4/f2/dsk2/ftp04/mq24876.pdf (accessed on 3 March 2012); Captain (N) Maguire was appointed Director of Military Prosecutions (DMP) by the Minister of National Defence on 19 September 2009;
- 2 December 1999, to give consideration to the bill, available at https://sencanada.ca/en/Content/Sen/committee/362/lega/04ev-e (accessed 28 October 2017);
- 15 December 1999, to give consideration to the bill, available at https://sencanada.ca/en/Content/Sen/committee/362/lega/07ev-e (accessed 28 October 2017);
Jusqu'à présent, les obligations juridiques des états utilisant les compagnies militaires privées pour défendre leurs forces militaires publiques n'étaient pas très définies.
Récemment, des initiatives internationales telles que "Montreux Document" et le "Draft International Convention on the Regulation, Oversight and Monitoring of Private
Military and Security Companies" ont tenté de clarifier le droit afin de réduire les risques posés par l'utilisation de compagnies privées dans un rôle militaire. Cet article
cherche à situer le Canada dans ce cadre juridique amilioré et à fournir un point de départ à des recherches futures dans ce domaine.
[source pour le résumé: https://biblio.caij.qc.ca/recherche#q=(military%20law)&first=10&t=biblio&sort=relevancy&m=detailed&i=5&sb=advanced&bp=results, site consulté le 24 septembre 2017]
Maloney, image source: http://mediaspotme.com/search?query=Canadian%20civil-military%20relations,
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___________Homeland Defence: The Canadian Context 1940-2000, Kingston: National Defence, Directorate of Land Strategic Concepts (DLSC), DLSC Research note: 01/02, January 2001, 55 p; available at http://www.army.forces.gc.ca/DLCD-DCSFT/pubs/archive/RN0102%20-%20S%20Maloney%20-%20Homeland%20Defence%20Jan%2001.pdf (accessed on 16 Dexcember 2011);
Le juge Pierre Boutet Photo : Peter Andersen, Public Affairs
Office, image source: http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2009/04/08/006-entrevue-juge-boutet.shtml
MALTAIS, Bruno, "Un travail axé sur le compromis: À quelques
jours de son retour au pays, le juge québécois Pierre Boutet. qui
a été à la tête du Tribunal spécial pour la Sierra Leone pendant
six ans, commente son expérience dans une entevue à
Radio-Canada.ca", mise à jour le 9 avril 2009, disponibel à http://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2009/04/08/006-entrevue-juge-boutet.shtml
(vérifié le 21 février 2015); le Brigadier-général
(retraité) Pierre Boutet est un ancien Juge-avocat général des
source: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/arnavmanchanda, accessed 27
MANCHANDA, Arnav, "Book Review : The Taliban Don’t Wave. Semrau, Robert. The Taliban Don’t Wave. John Wiley & Sons, Mississauga ON, Canada, © October 30 2012. $17.52 (paperback) ISBN 978-1-11826-118-7 (print); 978-1-118-26160-6 (ebk)", (Spring 2013) 18(1) On Track 41-42, available at (accessed 27 August 2016); Note: On track is published by the Conference of Defence Associations Institute; available at http://www.cdainstitute.ca/images/ontrack18n1.pdf (accessed 27 August 2016);
When it comes to the mercy kill incident in October 2008 that would change his life, Semrau abruptly and briefly
switches to reprinting what is available in the public record from his court martial, deliberately declining to provide a
firsthand account. In an interview with CBC in September 2012, Semrau asserted that some memories were difficult to
deal with, and that that particular incident is something he was not willing to talk about. But at the same time, he writes
that he felt he was unfairly not provided with a right during his court martial to recount what had happened. But neither
does he do it in the book – and this is very odd.
Semrau holds the investigative process that led to his demotion and dismissal in extremely low regard. He
wonders if any of the ive members of his court martial had “ever been shot at”, “heard a bullet” or “been literally soaked
in another man’s blood, or held a fellow soldier as he was dying.” These are powerful words, but they lack explanatory
power as to why he continues to not provide us with his side of the story. He does not provide the reader with the details
of that particular incident, and thus the reader cannot fully ever – while perhaps wanting to – empathize with him and
his actions. Perhaps he did not want to use the dead insurgent as an excuse for his behaviour in an issue that became so
politicized, saying that the “truth of that moment will always be between me and the insurgent.” Or perhaps he invokes
a battleield exceptionalism, in line with those who believe that those who have experienced the reality of combat stand
apart from those who have not. (p. 42)
MANCHESTER GUARDIAN,THE, "Mother not guilty of Murder", The Manchester Guardian (1901-1959), Feb 8, 1957, p.9; note: "Canadian court-martial Baden-Baden
February 7 Mrs Doris Joan Stevenson aged 35 the London-born wife of Canadian..." ; source: © ProQuest LLC All rights reserved
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Giovanni Fabrizio Mantilla
MANTILLA CASAS, Giovanni Fabrizio, Under (Social) Pressure: The Historical Regulation of Internal Armed Conflicts through International Law, a dissertation submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of the University of Minnesota, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of doctor of philosophy, August 2013, ix, 410 p.; available at
https://conservancy.umn.edu/bitstream/handle/11299/175520/MantillaCasas_umn_0130E_14332.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y (accesed 30 September 2016); discusses Canada;
MANITOBA HISTORICAL Society, "Manitoba Memorable Manitobans: Henry Ffolliott “Harry” Gyles (1890-1975), Manitoba Historical Society, accessed on 28 January 2018;
Born at Virden on 9 August 1890, son of William John Gyles (1862-1944) and Lavinia Hamilton Rathbone
(1867-1945), he was educated at Virden School then, from 1908 to 1913, articled in the Winnipeg law
firm of Agnew,Craig, and Ross. During the First World War, he served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Flying Corps and, during the Second World War, as a Judge Advocate General
in the Royal Canadian Air Force. He practiced law with his son in the firm of Gyles and
Gyles, and was eventually made a Queen’s Counsel (1960).
On 8 October 1919, he married Evelyn Amy Giles at Winnipeg. They had three children: Shirley Gyles (wife of
ernon W. Paul), Nora Gyles (wife of B. J. Henderson), and Harold F. Gyles. He was a member of St. George’s
Anglican Church, Charleswood Golf Club, and Winnipeg Gyro Club (President, 1947-1948).
He died at Winnipeg on 28 January 1975 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park.
MANTLE, Craig Leslie, 1977-, ed., The apathetic and the defiant : case studies of Canadian mutiny and disobedience, 1812 to 1919 / edited by Craig Leslie Mantle ; foreword by major-general
P.R. Hussey, Kingston (Ont.): Canadian Defence Academy Press; Toronto: Dundurn Group, c2008, 496 p., ISBN: 9781550027105; copy at Ottawa University, MRT General FC 226 .A63 2007;
__________sous la direction de, Les apathiques et les rebelles : des exemples canadiens de mutinerie et de désobéissance, 1812-1919, Kingston (Ont.): Presse de l'académie canadienne de la défense, c2008, 516 p., ISBN: 9781550027204;
___________ed., The unwilling and the reluctant : theoretical perspectives on disobedience in the military, Winnipeg: Canadian Defence Academy Press, c2006, vii, 257 p. ; 24 cm., ISBN: 0662432517;
Manuals/Manuels of interest to a lawyer or a researcher
[see also "DND/CF Publications" in Bibliography C to D, available at www.lareau-law.ca/military.2C-D.html]
WARNING -- THESE DOCUMENTS OR MANUALS MAY NOT BE UP TO DATE OR CURRENT
AVERTISSEMENT -- CES DOCUMENTS OU MANUELS PEUVENT ÊTRE NON A JOUR
Law of Armed Conflict at the Operational and Tactical
Level,,***13 August 2003 edition***XHTML Version
Droit des conflits armés au niveau opérationnel et tactique***version du 13 septembre 2001***Version XHTML
see 2001-08-13 edition in English at http://web.archive.org/web/20061114215832/http://www.forces.gc.ca/jag/training/publications/law_of_armed_conflict/loac_2004_e.pdf
voir la version française du 2001-09-13 à http://web.archive.org/web/20060224223135/http://www.forces.gc.ca/jag/training/publications/law_of_armed_conflict/loac_2004_f.pdf
Code of Conduct for CF Personnel ***undated version ---takes a while to load! and ***PowerPoint Presentation
Code de conduite for CF Personnel *** version non datée ---prends quelques secondes à venir sur l'écran et ***Séance d'information en Power Point
Lesson Plan for the: Code of Conduct for CF Personnel, Office of the Judge Advocate General, B-GG-005-027/AF-022, available at http://web.archive.org/web/20010612031347/http://www.dnd.ca/jag/jag_pdf_docs/codeconduct_lessonplan_e.pdf, accessed 29 November 2015.
Plan de leçon pour le : Code de conduite du personnel des FC, Cabinet du Juge-avocat général, l, B-GG-005-027/AF-022, disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/
20010612041027/http://www.dnd.ca/jag/jag_pdf_docs/codeconduct_lessonplan_f.pdf, visité 29 novembre 2015.
International Human Rights Law -- Collection of Documents,
March 2007 edition
Droit international en matière de droits de personne -- Recueil de documents, B-LG-007-000/AF-004 ***version 1er mars 2007
LOAC Student Deskbook, probably available from CFMLC
DCA Manuel de cours, probably available from CFMLC
Deployment of Legal Advisers26. Military legal advisers accompany all Canadian Forces deployed operationsand provide IHL advice on the conduct of military operations at the tactical level.Additionally, legal advisors advise all levels of the chain of command that areinvolved in the planning and conduct of military operations. Specifically, militarylegal advisers must conduct a legal review of all operational plans and ROE priorto their approval by the chain of command. Legal advisers also provide legaladvice on all targeting decisions requiring consideration by a Targeting Directiveat all levels of command. Within the Canadian Forces, military legal officersbelong to the Office of the Judge Advocate General and are under the commandof the Judge Advocate General, a General Officer who is statutorily responsibleto the Minister of National Defence. Consequently Canadian Forces legal officersare not a part of or subject to the direction of the military chain of command. Theyare able to provide independent legal advice to military commanders
(pp. 62-63/190, available at http://docslide.us/documents/iloace.html, accessed 6 April 2017)
The Code of Service Discipline and Me -- A guide to the military justice system for Canadian Forces members, undated, 14 p., ***PDF Format ; also available at http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/475952/publication.html;
Le Code de discipline militaire et moi, sans date, 14 p., Format PDF; aussi disponible à http://publications.gc.ca/site/fra/477463/publication.html;
Court Martial Procedures , Guide for Participants and Guide
for the Public = Procédures devant la cour martiale,
guide des partiipants et du public, A-LG-007-000/AG-001, 8
June 2012; available/disponible à http://www.jmc-cmj.forces.gc.ca/assets/CMJ_Internet/docs/en/gpcm-cmpg.pdf
(accessed 3 May 2015);
Guide for Accused and Assisting Officers (Bilingual)
Pre-Trial Proceedings at the Summary Trial Level/ ***PDF
A-LG-050-000/AF-001, dated 2002-08-31/Guide à l'intention des accusés et des officiers désignés pour
les aider (Bilingue) Les procédures préliminaires lors d'un procès sommaire, A-LG-050-000/AF-001, daté 2002-08-31; also
available at http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/475651/publication.html; IMPORTANT NEW EDITION, 2009-10-06, available at http://www.forces.gc.ca/assets/FORCES_Internet/docs/en/jag/guide-for-accused-and-assisting-officers.pdf and at http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2014/mdn-dnd/D2-349-2009.pdf http://www.forces.gc.ca/assets/FORCES_Internet/docs/en/jag/manual-mil-jus-summary-trial-level.pdf (English) et (français);
Guide for Referral Authorities/Guide à l'intention des
autorités de renvoi, November/novembre 2002,***PDF
Military Justice at the Summary Trial Level v. 2.2,
B-GG-005-027/AF-011, 12 January 2011,*** PDF
Justice militaire au procès sommaire, version 2.2, 14 février 2011, B-GG-005-027/AF-011,***version PDF ***autre format
- Sexual Offences & Sexual Harassment, Legal and Ethical Obligations, 30 November 2015, available at http://web.archive.org/web/20080124140609/
http://www.forces.gc.ca/jag/training/publications/default_e.asp#SEXUALH and click on "Sexual Offences and Sexual Harassment...Power Point Presentation"
- Infractions à caractère sexuel et harcèlement sexuel: Obligations juridiques et éthiques, 30 novembre 2015, disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/20071213224306/
http://www.forces.gc.ca/jag/training/publications/default_f.asp et pressez sur "Les infractions à caractère sexuel et harcèlement sexuel ...séance d'information en 'Power
- Sexual Offences and Sexual Harrassment -- Briefing Notes, available at http://web.archive.org/web/20041124020535/http://www.forces.gc.ca/jag/training/publications/SexualOffences_e.pdf
(accessed 30 November 2015)
- Infractions à caractère sexuel et harcèlement sexuel -- Notes de synthèse, disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/20041124023001/http://www.forces.gc.ca/jag/training/publications/Sexual
Offences_f.pdf (vérifié 30 novembre 2015)
Training Brief for Assisting Officers -- Summary Trials,
23 May 2003, ***available
on this web page under the title "Assisting Officer--Summary
Formation des officiers désignés pour aider l'accusé -- Procès sommaire, 23 mai 2003, ***disponible sur cette page web sous le titre "Formation des officiers désignés -- Procès sommaire"
CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, Canadian Forces Manual of Military
Occupational Structure, volume 2, Part 1, Job Based Specification (JBS)
for the Legal Officer Occupation, CCM Mercury # 889827, date approved, 21 May 2007, iv, 21 pages (look for numbers AO511583_1-A-2016-02606-047 to AO511583_26-A-2016-02606-0072, bottom right numbers on each page at http://www.lareau-legal.ca/A-2016-02606.PDF (put on line on 6 August 2017); document obtained from an Access to information Act request to DND, see http://www.lareau-law.ca/A-2016B-02606.pdf dated 20 July 2017;
CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, Operational Law Manual, V 1, no date of publication, approx. 300 pages, B-GJ-005-104/FP-024; available at http://www.lareau-legal.ca/A-2016-02619.PDF (accessed 3 November 2017);
document obtained from an Access to information Act request to DND, see http://www.lareau-law.ca/Empey3No17.pdf dated 25 October 2017;
CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, Qualification Standard, Legal Officer Qualification, AJCK, Regular Force 00204, Training Authority: CDA, basic date: 25/06/14, change date 20/06/14, 46 pages (look for numbers AO511582_1-A-2016-02606-001 to AO511582_46-A-2016-02606-0046, bottom right numbers on each page); available at http://www.lareau-legal.ca/A-2016-02606.PDF (put on line on 6 August 2017); document obtained from an Access to information Act request to DND, see http://www.lareau-law.ca/A-2016B-02606.pdf dated 20 July 2017;
Canada, Office of the Judge Advocate General, Basic operational legal advisor, course 8501, 15-19 April 1985, Cornwall, Ontario, deskbook
Cours de conseiller juridique, 15-19 avril, 1985, [Cornwall? Ont.] : Canadian Forces, Office of the Judge dvocate General, [1985?], 502 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
NOTES: Title on cover: Basic operational legal adviser, course 8501, 15-19 April, 1985, Cornwall, Ontario = Cours de conseiller juridique, 15-19 avril, 1985;
copy at the University of Alberta, Rutherford Library, Edmonton, call number: JX 4521 C212 1985;
Canada, Office of the Judge Advocate General,Sixth basic law of armed conflict course, 30 March to 3 April 1992, TCTI, Cornwall, Ontario : deskbook =
Sixième cours de base, droit de la querre, 30 mars au 3 avril 1992, IFTC, Cornwall, Ontario : cahier de l'étudiant Basic law of armed conflict: course 9201,
30 March to 3 April 1992 Cours de base, droit de la querre: cours 9201, 30 mars au 3 avril 1992 Sixième cours de base, droit de la querre, 30 mars au 3 avril 1992,
IFTC, Cornwall Ontario: cahier de l'étudiant, Ottawa : Office of the judge advocate general, 1992, 604 p. ; 30 cm. NOTES: Cover title: Basic law of armed conflict :
course 9201, 30 March to 3 April 1992, Cornwall, Ontario. On cover: Office of the Judge Advocate General; copy at the University of Ottawa, FTX (Fauteux Library)
KZ 6385 .B37 1992
CANADIAN FORCES MILITARY LAW CENTRE (CFMLC), President Officer Certification Training, Student Desk Book, version 2.2 (September 2012), Kingston: Canadian Forces Academy, 2012, 532 p., available at http://www.lareau-law.ca/PresidingOfficer.pdf; Access to Information Act request to DND, their file A-2012-01401; MAY TAKE LONG TIME TO DOWNLOAD!
- Charge Layer Aide memoire
- The Election To Be Tried By Summary Trial or Court Martial;
- POCT (President Officer Cerification Training) Instructor's Manual v. 2.2/ AOP Guide d'instructeur v. 2.2.
- Collection of Documents on Domestic Operations, B-LG-007-000/AF-001
- Canadian Forces Drug Testing Manual/Manuel de dépistage des drogues au sein des forces canadiennes
- "During the reporting period, legal officers continued to provide considerable support to the Officer Professional Military Education (OPME) Program
military law course. The OPME program includes courses on defence management, Canadian military history, leadership and ethics and military law.
The successful completion of the program is required for officers to be promoted to the rank of Major or Lieutenant-Commander. The course DCE 002
Introduction to Military Law contains a module addressing in detail the administration of military justice in the CF. The second module in the course
details the laws applicable to armed conflict. The training is offered through self-paced distance learning and condensed on-site instruction at CF bases
and wings, and is available to both officers and NCMs. During the reporting period, 1691 students successfully completed the English-language serial,
while 312 students completed the French-language serial of this course."
(source: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-military-law-annual-2008-09/ch-5-review-mil-education-training-0809.page, Judge Advocate General Annual Report, 2008-2009, chapter 5, accessed 11 Narch 2017)
- The Manual of International Law in Peace Operations -- Draft Outline of the Manual's Content, available at http://home.scarlet.be/~ismllw/actualite/ISMLLW%20464%20E%2019.pdf (accessed on 29 July 2012);
- Legal Officer Intermediate Training: Military Operations Law - 29 April 2013 to 4 May 2013, see course details at https://www.nsbs.org/event/2013/05/legal-officer-intermediate-training-military-operations-law-april-29 (accessed 4 August 2017);
The Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston,
courses POE488 and POE486:
Image source: Kijiji (item for sale at $20.00, March 2017)
- POE 488 (Course Code), The Law of Armed Conflict, course reader, v. 2.0; This is a course of Royal Military College of Canada Division
of Continuing Studies, Royal Military College of Canada, PO Box 17000, Station Forces, Kingston, ON K7K 7B4; Department of Political Science;
see https://www.rmcc-cmrc.ca/sites/default/files/rmcbmas-cmrbasm-bil_3.pdf (accessed 26 March 2017);
"POE488 The Law of Armed Conflict
"This course gives students a solid knowledge of the law regarding the use of force in international and non-international armed conflicts. Following an examination
of the situation of the Law of Armed Conflict within the broader context of Public International Law, there will be a general discussion of the general concepts of the
LOAC and its two branches, the jus ad bellum (the right to the use of force) and the jus in bello (the law applicable in conflict). A study of the rules includes their
applicability in operational situations, with reference to issues including the notion of combatants, prisoners of war, the treatment of civilians, the obligation to limit
unnecessary suffering and damage, the legality of certain weapons, and special cases such as child-soldiers and mercenaries. The course concludes with an examination
of means of enforcing the law, including national courts, ad hoc tribunals and the International Criminal Court.
- For more information, see also https://www.rmcc-cmrc.ca/en/division-continuing-studies/distance-education-undergraduate (accessed 26 March 2017);
- Syllabus for Course POE 488A, winter 2013-2014, 9 p., lecturers: LCol Rory Fowler and Lieutenant-Commander Mike Baker, available at http://www.lareau-legal.ca/A-2015-00669.pdf (accessed 26 March 2017);
- Military Arts and Science (DMAS), Ontario College Diploma, Seneca Faculty of Continuing Education & Training:
Seneca College delivers this exciting Ontario College Diploma developed through an innovative partnership between OntarioLearn, the Royal Military
College of Canada (RMC) and the Canadian Defence Academy (CDA). All courses are available online as well as some in class options.
The aim of the Diploma in Military Arts and Science (DMASc) is to provide Non-Commissioned Members (NCMs) of the Canadian Forces and those
interested in military affairs, a comprehensive knowledge of leadership, critical thinking, security studies, resource management and communication skills
deemed essential to the functioning of modern military or large corporations. This diploma will serve as a recognized component of the Non-Commissioned
The program will provide an accredited 2-year Ontario College Diploma in Military Arts and Science that is portable into the civilian workforce once NCMs
retire from their military service. The program is also open to the public. Under an articulation agreement between RMC and Seneca College, graduates of
this diploma program may be admitted into the RMC Bachelor of Military and Strategic Studies degree program with Advanced Standing.
(source: http://www.senecacollege.ca/ce/humanities/military-arts-science.html, accessed 26 March 2017)
- POE 486 (Course Code), Air and Space Law, This is a course of Royal Military College of Canada Division of
Continuing Studies, Royal Military College of Canada, PO Box 17000,
Station Forces, Kingston, ON K7K 7B4; Department of Political Science; see https://www.rmcc-cmrc.ca/sites/default/files/rmcbmas-cmrbasm-bil_3.pdf (accessed 26 March 2017);
"This course is an introduction to air and space law. The primary
focus is the international and national law applicable to air operations
and outer space activities, particularly
of a military nature. It also considers historical and political factors in the development of these legal regimes. The international law concepts will be instilled by reference to
the various applicable international conventions and legal principles, such as the Charter of the United Nations and the sources and nature of public international law. The study
of public air law will focus on the Chicago Convention of 1944 and the 1963 Tokyo Convention stream. The Warsaw (1929) and Montreal (1999) Conventions relating to civil
aviation liability provide the basis for the private international air law study. For space rights, the five major treaties governing that domain will be studied, along with the work
of the UN General Assembly and the UN Committee on the Peaceful Use of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS). Outer space activities such as military uses and remote sensing will be
considered, as will the rights and obligations of rescue and liability. Given the legal importance of and similarities between the outer space and air regimes and that of the oceans, the law of the sea will also be the object of analysis and discussion.
DND Publications in the National Defence Index
of Documentation (NDID)
- Manuals noted in the answer (CD with electronic files on it) from the Director, Access to Information and Privacy, their file letter A-2015-00389, dated 20 October 2015; my Access to Information Act request read as follows: "Current list of DND publications contained in the National Defence Index of Documentation (NDID) database (i.e. Publication Number/IDDN, English Title, Frenc Title, Language, OPI, Edition, Last Change Level, Last Change Date)"
- B-GA-005-104/FP-024 Operational Law/Droit opérationel JAG DLaw B Reserved 14 mar 2006 Hardcopy
- B-GG-005-004/AF-027 Legal Support to CF
27 Nov 1998
- B-GG-005-027/AF-010 Legal Support to CF
27 Nov 1998
vol. I, Military Justice Manual
- B-GG-005-027/AF-020 Legal Support to CF
18 Nov 1998
vol. 2, Law of Armed Conflict
AbstractThis thesis employs John W. Kingdon's multiple-streams model of policy agenda setting and alternative specification to analyze Canada's policy response to
ethnic conflict in Kosovo in 1998/1999. By using an extensive program of interviews with former policy actors and public source documents, the thesis argues
that it was a convergence of independent problem, policy, and political dimensions that caused the Kosovo intervention to emerge on the Canadian agenda.
The research interviews contribute a comprehensive insider's view of events as they developed in Ottawa.
(source: https://carletonu.summon.serialssolutions.com/?q=kosovo+crisis#!/search/document?ho=t&l=en&q=kosovo%20crisis&id=FETCHMERGED-carletonu_catalog_b3086281a2, accessed 14 December 2015)
For the first time, former Canadian soldiers are speaking publicly about being tortured at the hands of the Canadian military
during a prisoner of war training exercise in the 1980s.
The men say that in February 1984 they were among 33 young recruits who were stripped naked, crowded into small military
jail cells with windows open, denied food and, for up to two days, repeatedly sprayed with cold water. For more than 40 hours
they were forced to listen to loud rock music.
On the afternoon of 7 June 1944, Lorne Brown, a private serving with the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division in Normandy, was bayoneted to death while trying
to surrender to troops of Nazi Germany's Tlite 12th SS Division 'Hitler Youth.' Over the next ten days, more than a hundred and fifty Canadian soldiers were
brutally murdered after capture by the 12th SS. Despite months of post-war investigation by Allied courts, however, only two senior officers of the 12th SS
were ever tried for war crimes.
Drawing extensively on archival sources, Howard Margolian reveals the full account of an atrocious chapter in history and exposes the causes - an inept and
indifferent Canadian military justice system, and a Canadian government all too willing to let bygones be bygones - of the flagrant inaction that followed.
Highly praised for both its meticulous research and its engaging passion, this book will resonate with veterans, those interested in war crimes, military buffs,
and historians. [emphasis in red bold added]
There is unfortunately little appetite by senior leaders to find solutions to technical jurisdictional issues involving
our mandate. The Judge Advocate General (JAG), who is the key legal advisor to the chain of command,showed
us his hand when he bluntly declared to us months after my appointment in 1998 that “the field was occupied”
and that there was no room for the kind of independent oversight we were pursuing. The last seven years have
shown that, in fact, not only was the field unoccupied but it proved to be fertile and ready to accommodate an
office to truly serve the needs of the troops. Unfortunately, all too often, senior leadership has not been able to
divorce itself from the JAG mindset and help us work the field and provide the Office with the tools for it to
really flourish. (p. 13)
The second kind of deficiency is far less defensible. When the position of Director General of the CF Grievance
Administration was established, it was set up to function under the authority of the Judge Advocate General (JAG).
It is the JAG, of course, who provides legal advice to the chain of command on matters that may end up being grieved.
It is also the JAG who provides advice to the initial grievance authority on how to respond to grievances. In effect,
the very body that assists in making decisions that may be grieved, or the grievance decisions under appeal, was given
command over the body that would ultimately and finally be deciding the grievances that remain unsettled. This was
a spectacular and obvious conflict. The simple fact that this system was adopted reveals a deficit in understanding about
the importance and nature of independent oversight. Indeed, it smacks of the kind of “trust us” attitude that is resistant
to oversight. It was only because of the intercession of Chief Justice Lamer, who pointed out the conflict, that this system
was changed. The CF Grievance Administration now falls under the command of the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff.
Still, this deficiency has not been remedied effectively. As its website reveals, the JAG continues to provide legal advice
to the CF Grievance Administration. Indeed a former JAG lawyer continues to hold the Director General Grievance
Administration position. The same body that may have advised the chain of command on matters leading to grievances,
or have advised the initial authority on how to respond, advises the CF Grievance Administration and ultimately the CDS
on what to do about it. Unfortunately, the “correction” that took place after the Five Year Review was half-hearted and
superficial. It is evident that the CF Grievance Administration needs independence from JAG influence and access to
independent legal advice in deciding grievances. (p. 23)
In spite of the case that I made, Departmental legal advisers, after consultation with Canadian Forces lawyers and
commanders, prepared a mandate that bore no relationship to the principles I had identified. The initial draft mandate
I was offered crafted an ineffective, feeble authority for the Office. The proposed mandate would have cast the Ombudsman,
as a senior JAG lawyer once put it to me, as a “consigliere”-type backroom intervener gently offering the chain of command
non-intrusive nuggets of advice from time to time. The mandate would have prevented the Ombudsman from conducting
investigations. The Ombudsman was to be confined to making informal inquiries, and was to refer matters back to the chain
of command with a recommendation for a board of inquiry or summary investigation. This was not civilian oversight. The
Office was treated as if it was to be cosmetic, a mere pretence of civilian involvement while the military would continue to
decide military matters, without accountability or real input. To make matters worse, in spite of what was widely understood
at the time to be a military culture that was resistant to oversight and change, the mandate was not to be supported by any
directive to members and the chain of command to co-operate with the Office.
Instead, only a platitudinous promise in a
directive from the Minister that CF authorities would be collegial and collaborative was included. I could not accept this.
Faced with our hopelessly conflicting positions, the Minister of National Defence asked that we enter into negotiations with
military and departmental lawyers about the mandate for the Office. (p. 27)
The fact is that the Canadian Forces are using solicitor-client privilege in a self-serving way. When members or the chain
of command consult with JAG in the course of their duties before acting, the human being doing the consulting is not the
client. The Canadian Forces is. While it is true that legal privilege does exist even between government lawyers and the
departments being advised, the Ombudsman is not an outsider. The Office of the Ombudsman is independent of the chain
of command but is part of the military apparatus. In a very real sense, to invoke privilege against a DND Ombudsman is
like one arm of an organization invoking it against another arm of the same organization. Moreover, the Ombudsman is the
delegate of the Minister of National Defence. Invoking solicitor-client privilege against the Ombudsman is like invoking
that privilege against the Minister himself. Can you imagine a general saying, “Sorry Minister, but I cannot answer your
question because we acted on legal advice from the JAG.” In truth, use of solicitor-client privilege to shield information
from the Ombudsman where the client is the Canadian Forces is an opportunistic subterfuge calculated to hide information,
but it is a subterfuge we are being met with.(p. 30)
The military was disorganized and secretive in 2002 in dealing with OSI [Operational Stress Injury].
According to Alberta’s public examination into the suicide of Cpl. Shaun Collins, we’re exactly
where we were in 2002.
You’d think the chain of command might want to hear what presiding provincial court Judge Jody Moher
would like to recommend about preventing similar deaths when she reports back in a few months.
But no. Leave it the Judge Advocate General lawyers to want to gag the presiding judge in making recommendations,
making the idiotic and wrong-headed argument that the province does not have jurisdiction over the military.
Sounds like an act of desperation to avoid dealing with OSI once again. Plus ça change…
Former Federal Court of Appeal and Court Martial Appeal justice Gilles Letourneau, who also headed the Somalia public inquiry in 1995,
told me last week that smart public policy would suggest that sexual assault cases be left to civilian courts due to their seriousness and the
much-greater expertise of civilian prosecutors. I agree, especially given Maclean’s exposé of covered-up rampant sex abuse in the military.
In response to that, then-chief of defence staff Maurice Baril admonished military officers in an open letter that “Canadians demand a higher
standard of behaviour from members in uniform, and so do I.”
But let’s think about it and ask ourselves: Have we really saddled our military with too much oversight? The military has an ombudsman,
but it’s a far cry from the parliamentary inspector general recommended by the Somalia inquiry in the 1990s. The office operates as an internal
body and has none of the statutory powers and independence of a parliamentary ombudsman.The Canadian Grievances External Review
Committee, run by a former lieutenant colonel, can make non-binding recommendations to the chief of defence staff on grievances from the
rank and file. The Military Complaints Commission offers similar avenues of complaints and investigations that civilian police have to contend with.
Maybe Thibault’s beef had to do with a fatality inquiry report released almost at the same time as he was airing his beef about checks and balances.
Military lawyers had attempted to stop the provincial inquiry on the absurd basis that the province had no jurisdiction over the federal government.
Provincial inquests about deaths in federal penitentiaries are routine and go unchallenged.
OTTAWA – Le droit à l’autodéfense — même préventive — justifie la légalité de la campagne aérienne en Syrie en l’absence de «consentement explicite»
du président Bachar el-Assad, a plaidé le ministre fédéral de la Défense.
Le Canada agira donc en conformité avec le droit international lorsqu’il effectuera des frappes dans l’espace aérien syrien dans l’objectif d’«éliminer» la
menace que représente le groupe armé État islamique (ÉI), a exposé mercredi Jason Kenney.
«Nos opérations militaires en Syrie sont justifiées en vertu de l’article 51 de la Charte des Nations unies, précisément en ce qui a trait au droit naturel de
légitime défense, individuelle ou collective», a-t-il dit en point de presse.
Cet avis juridique a été fourni au ministre Kenney par le juge-avocat général, qui est l’avocat militaire principal des Forces armées canadiennes (FAC).
Office of the Judge Advocate General, Canadian Armed ForcesDirectorate of Administrative Law- Grievances
Provided legal advice to the Canadian Armed Forces in relation to grievances and judicial reviews. Drafted legal opinions and memoranda on complex administrative and constitutional issues.
Directorate of Administrative Law- Compensation, Pension, Benefits, Estates and Elections
Provided legal advice to the Canadian Armed Forces in relation to the pay, benefits, pensions and estates of members. Drafted legal opinions and memoranda on a range of pay, benefits, pension and estate issues.
(source: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/byron-marrello-06274338, accessed 13 April 2017);
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accessed 26 October 2017]
Description: NDP justice critic Svend Robinson, Liberal status of women critic Mary Clancy and Liberal MP Sheila Copps also want the military's
justice system reviewed, saying it allows two standards of justice for Canadians. While "the military has to deal with military matter," [George Rideout]
said, in [Christian Pepin]'s case, the crime "occurred outside of Canada and outside the base in a foreign country. The lady involved was a civilian. It
seems to have been a civilian crime committed in Hungary." Black & White Photo; CP; NDP MP Svend Robinson ... objects to sentencing.
_tab&dum=true&vl(freeText0)=Ottawa%20%22military%20justice%22&dstmp=1471629193990, accessed 19 August 2016);
During its 1999-2000 term on the United Nations Security Council, Canada helped launch the Council's "Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict"
agenda. This aimed to reduce civilian war casualties through better respect for international humanitarian law [IHL]. This article reviews the agenda's
origins and evolution ten years on. The authors focus on Canada's contributions in increasing the Council's efforts to protect civilians, with three main
assertions. First, Canada had a key role in creating and promoting the agenda, an important IHL initiative. Second, the agenda is well established in the
Council's work, but needs further effort to ensure greater impact in specific situations. Third, Canada could develop the agenda and improve respect for
IHL if it joins the Security Council for the 2011-2012 term, picking up its "unfinished business" from its last Council term.
(source: http://web.archive.org/web/20130407065442/http://www.icrc.org/eng/assets/files/2012/ihl-bibliography-4th-trimester-2011.pdf, at p. 31, accessed 16 March 2015)
Calgary military reservist Darryl Watts won’t have to serve jail time for his role in a deadly Afghan training exercise
three years ago, a judge ruled Wednesday.
Instead, Watts was stripped of his rank as major in the Canadian Forces and reduced two levels to a lieutenant.
Cmdr. Peter Lamont said the jail term sought by the prosecution was too harsh, but Watts required more than the
simple reprimand sought by the defence.
The detainees' imbroglio figured prominently in the resignation of defence minister Gordon O'Connor. It prompted revelations by diplomat
Richard Colvin that tore holes in the government's credibility. It prompted a mea culpa by Chief of the Defence Staff Walter Natynczyk.
It was a factor behind Stephen Harper's much-regretted decision to prorogue Parliament, a move that sparked a national protest. It led to
an extraordinary ruling from House Speaker Peter Milliken condemning the government for breach of parliamentary privilege in its refusal
to release uncensored documents.
MARX, Herbert, "The Emergency Power and Civil Liberties in
Canada", (1970) 16 McGill Law Review 39-91; Herbert Marx was one of my law professors of constitutional law in the early 1970s at the University of Montreal; he also became the Quebec minister of justice and later on a judge;
___________ "Human Rights and Emergency Powers", in The Practice of freedom : canadian
essays on human rights and fundamental freedoms, Toronto:
Butterworth, 1979, at pp. 439-462;
MASON, J.A.R., "Case and Comment : Military Tribunals --
Restraint of By Civil Courts -- Habeas Corpus and Prohibition",
(1946) 24 Canadian Bar Review 210-217; Research Note:
article comments in part on In the Matter of the King v. George
Hector Thompson,  O.R. 77 (LeBel J.) and The King
v. George H. Thompson,  O.W.N. 217 (Urquhart J.); available at : https://cbaapps.org/cba_barreview/Search.aspx?VolDate=06%2f01%2f2017, accessed 22 October 2017;
MASON, John William, Basic Freedoms in the Canadian Armed Forces, Thesis (M.A.), Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, 1972., ii, 159, , vii p. (Canadian theses on microfilm; 10946); available at http://curve.carleton.ca/theses/21222 (accessed on 11 August 2013);
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MASON, Peggy and Omar Sabry, "How Canada failed Afghan detainees: Canada knowingly transferred detainees in Afghanistan to facilities
where torture was rife. Since then, the Canadian government has avoided
all accountability. This is our unfinished business", Open Canada . Org, 16 October 2015, available at https://www.opencanada.org/features/how-canada-failed-afghan-detainees/ (accessed 29 December 2017);
The government of Stephen Harper vociferously resisted — and systematically blocked — all efforts at transparency and accountability.
Citing operational security concerns, it refused to provide uncensored information to the public, Parliament, the Federal Court and the
Military Police Complaints Commission (MPCC). It used court challenges to prevent the MPCC from investigating the policy decisions
behind the transfer of Canadian-held prisoners to Afghan torturers. It also thwarted an investigation by the House of Commons special
committee on Afghanistan, first by refusing to disclose documents and then by shutting down the committee when the Conservatives
won a majority in 2011.
How could Canada have strayed so far from its bedrock principles of respect for human rights and the rule of law? Through persistent
obfuscation, Prime Minister Harper has sought to avoid any accountability for alleged grave breaches of international and Canadian
laws prohibiting torture.
Only a public inquiry — if not by Harper, then by his successor — will allow us to understand what went so terribly wrong in Kandahar,
and how to ensure that it never happens again. Our common humanity demands no less.
He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Université Laval (Québec) and a Masters in European Law from the Université de Nantes (France).
He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1998. Mr. Massicotte is a lecturer at Université Laval where he teaches “Professional Practice II”,
a course in construction law dedicated to master's students in architecture. Since 2006, he also teaches at the École du Barreau du Québec
and has been an instructor for the Ordre des architectes du Québec for more than ten years. He is also a guest speaker for various
organizations and professional associations. Finally, he served as a Deputy Judge Advocate in the Canadian Forces for just over six years.
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MASSIE, Justin, professeur, "Relations extérieures du Canada et du Québec", [titre du cours], POL 8421-20, Université du Québec à Montréal, Département de science politique, Hiver 2014, 27 pages; syllabus du cours avec bonne bibliographie; disponible à http://politique.uqam.ca/upload/POL8421-20-H14-Massie.pdf (vérifié 9 septembre 2015);
Photo of David Matas, reproduced from http://www.beyondborders.org/wp/speakers-bureau/ (accessed on 1 April 2014)
MATAS, David, "Equality and the Military Abroad", August 2006,
pdf format, part of the "2006 Canadian Legal Conference Full
Binder"; available from the Canadian Bar Association Store;
$40.00 for non-members and $25.00 for members;
MATERI, Ashley, 3rd Cdn Div Public Affairs, "One-of-a-kind internship opportunity offered by the Armed Forces amd University of Alberta", Edmonton Sun, 9 November 2017; available at https://www.pressreader.com/canada/edmonton-sun/20171109/282677572569050 (accessed 10 November 2017);
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at the Somalia Inquiry Commission
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Forces : a luxury or a necessity, Toronto: Canadian Forces
Command and Staff College, 1984 (series; Exercise New Horizons;
DSIS 01727), 1 microfiche; research notes: LCol Mathieu was court martialled twice and twice acquitted; LCol Mathieu testified at the Somalia inquiry; his paper is probably on the CD of the commission;
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Ms. Caroline Maynard was appointed Interim Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer of the [Military Grievances
External Review] Committee for a one-year term, commencing on January 4th, 2017.
Since 2006, Ms. Maynard has held the position of Director of Operations and General Counsel to the Committee.
Prior to working at the Committee, Ms. Maynard worked as Legal Counsel at the office of the Judge Advocate
General (Department of National Defence), the RCMP External Review Committee, the Canada Revenue Agency
and in private practice.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws from Sherbrooke University and has been a member of the Quebec bar since 1994.
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(accessed on 3 June 2012);
___________photo, source: (2005) 1 Les actualités JAG Newsletter at p. 59:
Photo by MCpl Paul MacGregor, Canadian Forces Combat Camera, IS2005-1174a
Captain Kim Maynard, 2005, Legal Officer,
Ampara, Sri Lanka
___________Photo, Canadian Forces Imagery Gallery, available at http://www.combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/gallery/cc_photos/detail/?filename=IS2005-1174a&assetId=3690 (accessed 31 May 2017);
Captain Kim Maynard, a Legal Advisor with the Canadian Forces Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART), fills her CAMELBAK hydration system.
Capt Maynard from Trenton, Ontario is in Sri Lanka to provide humanitarian aid.
Ampara, a district of approximately 600,000 people, was hit hard by the December 26 tsunami and suffered an estimated 10,400 deaths. An estimated total
of 105,560 people have been forced to seek temporary shelters.
____________"A Recap of the CBA 2016 Military Law Conference", Canadian Bar Association Web Site, 7 July 2016; available at https://www.cba.org/Sections/Military-Law/Articles/2016/recap (accessed 20 August 2016);
The key note address was given by Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett, the Director General of the Canadian Armed Forces Strategic
Response Team on Sexual Misconduct. She focussed on steps the CAF have taken and continue to take to recruit, retain and
integrate women, and she described the campaign to address the “sexualized culture” as described in the Deschamps Report, in
the CAF. The address was followed by an engaging panel on the challenges of sexual assault proceedings from the perspective
of a military prosecutor (Maj Maureen Pecknold), a civilian defence lawyer (Ms. Anne London-Weinstein) and a civilian lawyer
who regularly represents victims of sexual assault, (Mr. Phillip Millar). The panel was moderated by Commander Martin Pelletier,
MAYNARD, Robert, "Rules of engagement in ground operations : a legal or training problem?", JCSP: Master of Defence Studies (2008), available at http://www.cfc.forces.gc.ca/259/260/262/maynard2.pdf (accessed on 2 January 2012);
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Major Bruce Mayo enlisted in the CF in 1974 and served with the military police. In 1982 he took his
release from the CF and attended law school at the University of Manitoba. He was called to the
Manitoba bar in 1986. After practicing law in Brandon, Manitoba, he re-joined the CF as a legal
officer in 1988.
___________"The power of flight safety : A background and overview of Bill C-7, An Act to Amend the Aeronautics Act, Part 2" (April/Avril 2008) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; available at http://www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters/mil-2008/news.aspx (accessed on 26 April 2012);
___________"Le pouvoir de la sécurité aérienne : contexte et teneur du projet de loi C-7, Loi modifiant la Loi sur l'aéronautique" (April/Avril 2008) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://www.cba.org/abc/nouvelles/mil-2008/nouvelles.aspx#article3 (site visité le 26 avril 2012);
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MAZER, Brian Michael, Manhattan to missiles : Canada, nuclear weapons and international law : an interdisciplinary study,
LL.M. University of Alberta, 1977, xii, 200 leaves ; 28 cm;
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MAZEREEUW, Peter, "‘No money’ to bring in missing-in-action military justice reforms, four years after being made law. The
government still hasn’t brought into force several big changes to the
way the Canadian Forces disciplines its members, and says doing so will
be complicated and expensive", The Hill Times, 23 January 2018; available at http://www.hilltimes.com/2018/01/22/no-money-bring-missing-action-military-justice-reforms-four-years-made-law/131582 (accessed 23 January 2018);
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On February 19, 2015, four former Canadian Prime Ministers wrote an op-ed in the Globe and Mail entitled “A Close Eye on Security Makes Canadians Safer”.
They were urging Canada to implement an accountability regime that would deal with the government national security activities.
Canada is the only country amongst the Five Eyes without any sort of oversight process regarding its national security agencies. However, Canada has two
external review bodies:
- The Security Intelligence review Committee (SIRC) established in 1984 to review CSIS activities;
- The Communication Security Establishment (CSE) Commissioner established in 1996 to review CSE activities.
Today, there are 17 Canadian agencies involved in national security information sharing, and only three have some sort of a review mechanism: CSIS,
the CSE and somewhat the RCMP. What about departments and agencies such as Public Safety, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA), Financial
Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC), Foreign Affairs, etc? They have none.
In 2005, Bill C-81 was introduced by the Liberal government as an Act to establish a National Security Committee of Parliamentarians. It is the first
attempt after the “Maher Arar case” to create an oversight body. This legislation died when the Parliament was dissolved on October 29, 2005 and
general elections were called.
In 2013, private member’s bill C-551 was introduced by Liberal MP Wayne Easter. The proposed legislation was to establish a parliamentary
committee to oversee all national security activities. The bill stopped at the first reading in the House. Private member bills rarely become laws especially
under majority governments, which was the case at the time.
In 2014, private member’s bill C-622 was introduced by Liberal MP Joyce Murray with the intent to impose greater judicial and parliamentary scrutiny
on the CSE as well as creating a Parliamentary Committee on intelligence and security matters. The bill was voted down at the second reading.
And finally, in 2014 again, Bill S-220 was introduced by the Conservative Senator Hugh Segal and supported by his liberal colleagues Roméo Dallaire and
Grant Mitchell. The intent of the bill was to create an all-party committee of parliamentarians on national security and intelligence oversight. The bill stopped at the second reading in the Senate.
Colonel (Retired) Dominic McAlea
Colonel (Retired) McAlea joined the Perley and Rideau Veterans’ Health Centre Foundation as a board member earlier this year. Dominic was
called to the Bar of Ontario and enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1981. He then served over 34 years in the Canadian Armed Forces.
During that period, he prosecuted and defended within the Canadian Armed Forces courts martial system, served with the Special Service
Force in Petawawa, completed Master of Laws studies in Public International Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science,
deployed to the Middle East during the 1st Gulf War, investigated war crimes in the Former Yugoslavia, provided legal advice to SACEUR
while posted to the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, helped negotiate and draft the Rome Statute of the International Criminal
Court, helped develop and promulgate the suite of anti-terrorism legislation post 9/11, completed Master of Philosophy studies in International
Affairs at the University of Cambridge, deployed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and drafted the strategic plan for reforming the
Congolese military justice system, worked on the International Military Staff at NATO Headquarters overseeing NATO-led operations in
Afghanistan, and then deployed to Kabul as Canada’s Defence Attaché to Afghanistan before retiring at the rank of colonel earlier this year.
(source: https://www.perleyrideau.ca/article/colonel-retired-dominic-mcalea--243.asp, accessed 27 February 2017).
___________"Full-time Vice-Chairperson [to the Military Grievances External Review Committee]", Government of Canada, 15 January 2018; available at https://www.canada.ca/en/military-grievances-external-review/corporate/about/committee-members/dominic-mcalea.html (accessed 18 January 2018);
Full-time Vice-Chairperson [to the Military Grievances External Review Committee]
Four-year term, from March 28th, 2018 to March 27th, 2022
Dominic McAlea is a senior executive with extensive management experience with the Canadian Armed Forces, Department of Justice and Global Affairs Canada. A barrister and solicitor, Mr. McAlea’s background includes serving as a Deputy Judge Advocate General in the Canadian Armed Forces, and Canadian Defence Attaché to Afghanistan, in Kabul. His expertise includes strategic planning, policy development and implementation, developing and promulgating Federal legislation and regulations, criminal and civil accountability systems, and consensus building nationally and internationally.Mr. McAlea holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Windsor; Master of Laws in Public International Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and a Master of Philosophy in International Relations from the University of Cambridge.
Vice-président à temps plein [au comité externe d'examen des griefs militaires]
Mandat de quatre ans du 28 mars 2018 au 27 mars 2022
Dominic McAlea est un cadre supérieur qui possède une vaste expérience en gestion au sein des Forces armées canadiennes, au ministère de la Justice et Affaires mondiales Canada. Avocat et conseiller juridique, M. McAlea a déjà servi comme juge-avocat général dans les Forces armées canadiennes et comme attaché de défense du Canada en Afghanistan, à Kaboul. Son expertise comprend la planification stratégique, l’élaboration et la mise en œuvre des politiques, l’élaboration et la diffusion de lois et de règlements fédéraux, des systèmes de responsabilisation criminels et civils, et l’établissement de consensus, à l’échelle nationale et internationale.
M. McAlea détient un baccalauréat en droit de l’Université de Windsor, une maîtrise en droit, droit public international, du London School of Economics and Political Science et une maîtrise en philosophie et relations internationales de l’Université de Cambridge.
Image source: portal.clubrunner.ca/1100/Stories/presentation-on-living-in-war-or-conflict-areas, accessed 24 August 2016
Dominic McAlea, 11 May 2016
___________"Military Justice, Security Sector Reform & State
Building", KCIS Security & Governance: Foundations for
International Security, 23 June 2010, available at https://qshare.queensu.ca/Groups/QCIR/KCIS/www/2010/Panel%204%20-%20Military%20Justice%20-%20McAlea.pdf
(accessed on 10 December 2013); presented at the Kingston
Conference on International Security 2010 Conference, Panel 4 --
(accessed on 10 December 2013)
___________"Post-Westphalian Crime", in David Wippman & Matthew Evangelista, eds., New Wars, New Laws? Applying the Laws of War in 21st Century Conflicts, Ardsley, N.Y. : Transnational Publishers, 2004, at p.111, ISBN: 1571053158; copy at Ottawa University, KZ 6355 .N49 2005;
___________Biographical Notes on Colonel D. McAlea, 2009, available at Osgoode Research Lectures PRESENTS Colonel D. McAlea, CD ... (accessed on 3 June 2012);
____________Biographical Notes on Colonel D. McAlea, available at http://www.queensu.ca/kcis/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.kciswww/files/files/2010/KCIS2010ConferenceBrochure.pdf, p. 18
(accessed on 18 October 2017);
Colonel Dominic McAlea
___________Notes biographiques sur le colonel D. McAlea, circa
Depuis 2006, le Colonel Dominic McAlea occupe les fonctions d’adjoint au cabinet du Juge Avocat Général (JAG) responsable des services
régionaux au sein des Forces armées canadiennes. Il est diplômé de la faculté de droit de l’Université de Windsor et est devenu membre du
Barreau de l’Ontario en 1981. Il a rejoint les Forces canadiennes la même année. En 1990, il a obtenu sa maîtrise en droit international de la
London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) d’Angleterre. En 1993, après avoir été impliqué dans la Guerre du Golf, Le Colonel
Dominic McAlea a dirigé des enquêtes sur les crimes de guerre commis dans l’ancienne République de Yougoslavie, plus particulièrement
dans la région de Dubrovnik, pour le compte des Nations unies. Il a également servi au Bureau du Conseiller juridique pour le Grand Quartier
Général des Puissances Alliées en Europe (SHAPE). En 1998, le Colonel McAlea était le conseiller militaire de la délégation canadienne à la
Conférence de Rome, suite à laquelle le Statut de la CPI a été adopté. En 2004, Col Dominic McAlea a complété une maîtrise en philosophie
au Centre d’études internationales de l’Université de Cambridge.
(source: http://www.ieim.uqam.ca/IMG/pdf/Montreal_training_workshop_2006_draft_07f.pdf, vérifié le 1er février 2015).
Source: (2003) 1 JAG Newsletter -- Les actualités at p. 8
___________"Superior Orders and Command Responsibility" in
Osgoode Hall Law School. Professional Development Program, The
International Criminal Court : the road to Rome and the future,
Toronto, Ont.: Osgoode Hall Law School of York University,
Professional Development Program, 2002, 1 v. (various pagings),
for the article: 7,  p.; copy at the Library of the Supreme
Court of Canada, KZ6310 I54 2002;
___________Testimony before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs concerning Bill C-42, the Public Safety Act, 6 December 2001; Col Allan Fenske also testified with Col. McAlea; available at http://www.parl.gc.ca/HousePublications/Publication.aspx?Language=e&Mode=1&Parl=37&Ses=1&DocId=1041247 (accessed 27 February 2017);
____________Testimony before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, to which was referred Bill S-39, to amend the National Defence Act, the Criminal Code, the Sex Offender Information Registration Act and the Criminal Records Act,Issie 25, Evidence, 3 November 2005, available at http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/SEN/Committee/381/lega/25eva-e.htm?Language=E&Parl=38&Ses=1&comm_id=11 (accessed 24 August 2016); Issue 24, Evidence, October 27, 2005, available at http://www.parl.gc.ca/Content/SEN/Committee/381/lega/24evc-e.htm?Language=E&Parl=38&Ses=1&comm_id=11 (accessed 24 August 2016);
__________ United States National Strategy Regarding Al-Qaida's militant Islamic Ideology, dissertation for the degree of Master of Philosophy in International Relations at the Center of International Studies, University of Cambridge, 2004; copy at Mill Lane Library: Centre of International Studies – CIS M.Phil 2003/27 at University of Cambridge; see abstract in (2006) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter 74; see notes on Col McAlea, Office of the Judge Advocate General at http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dsa-dns/sa-ns/ab/sobv-vbos-eng.asp?mAction=View&mBiographyID=260, accessed on 26 March 2012;
McCAFFREY, Pat (Patrick), former JAG officer for 35 years (28 in Ottawa and 7 in Europe with NATO), seeking the Liberal nomination in the riding of Saint John Harbour, see You Tube, at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ziUUKmo6D0 (accessed 1 October 2016);
___________LCol Pat McCaffrey, on the right, receiving his CD1 for 22 years of service from BGen Pierre Boutet, JAG, 2 February 1998, image source: JAG Newsletter/Bulletin d'actualités du JAG, volume 1, Part 1, Jan-Feb 98 (image posted on 21 December 2016);
McCALLISTER, Bradley Duncan, Code
Conduct : An Analysis of the Modern Law of Armed Conflict, LL.M. thesis
(Master of Arts), Department of Political Studies, University of
Manitoba, 1997, 211 p.; available at http://mspace.lib.umanitoba.ca/handle/1993/1364
(accessed on 7 January 2013);
Source of image: http://mccannandlyttle.com/lawyer-bios/patrick-mccann/, accessed 12 January 2016.
McCANN, Patrick, Lawyer, McCann & Giamberardino, Testimony
on Bill C-25, an Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on 7 October 1998, Issue 35, see minutes and evidence;
McCANDLESS, Henry E. (Henry Emerson), 1935-, A Citizen's Guide to Public
Accountability: changing the relationship between citizens and
authorities, Victoria (B.C.): Trafford, c2002, ii, 407
p., ISBN: 1552129578 and see Chapter 10, "The Accountability of
Top Command", at pp. 212-233; limited preview at http://books.google.com/books?id=Yn7zBvmP78kC&printsec=titlepage&dq=l%C3%A9tourneau+somalia&lr=&as_brr=3&source=gbs_toc_s&cad=1#PPA217,M1
and http://books.google.com/books?id=Yn7zBvmP78kC&dq=l%C3%A9tourneau+somalia&lr=&as_brr=3&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0 (accessed on 16 July 2008); book not consulted yet (19 December 2017);
Chapter 10 The Accountability of Military Top Command
The Somalia Inquiry and Other Alerts
The Court Martial of LCdr Dean Marsaw
The Case of the Medical Files
Installing Accountability Reporting by Top Command
(This chapter deals with the issue of senior officers not taking responsibility for performance failures and not accounting for the quality of management
control in the Forces for fairness and effectiveness -- something that is their responsibility. The fact that the public knows so little about military top
command and has relied on blind faith (resulting from earlier citizen trust in wartime) means that the Chief of the Defence Staff should now be asked
to report regularly and publicly on the discharge of senior command responsibilities. The reporting standards would be set by a defence-related
parliamentary accountability committee.
[source: http://www.accountabilitycircle.org/learnmore.html, accessed 19 December 2015]
Image source: avocette.com/2014/11/times-colonist-fresh-identity-local-firm/, accessed 20 December 2017
___________"Horror stories persist on military accountability", Times - Colonist, Jun 8, 2006, p.A13;
Description: To name a few instances: Tampering with Croatia-produced health warnings in soldiers' medical files rather than supporting the military
doctor who put them there; sending a bad-conduct junior officer to command a platoon in Somalia that killed an unarmed civilian; a general's illegal
large expense claims and a needless $250,000 farewell parade for an Atlantic Land Forces general; an aborted military mission to Zaire; intimidating
letters to civilians on base by the office of the judge advocate general; inadequate casualty information to families; sexual assault and harassment;
withholding of information on a 70-per-cent missile failure rate; and the fact that career progression of the judge advocate general, whose job is to
serve justice, was in the hands of his boss, the chief of the defence staff. These public assertions can then be audited for their fairness and completeness.
Accountability explanations made publicly have a self-regulating influence on the conduct of those with the responsibilities. Thus far the chief of defence
staff, Gen. Rick Hillier, has been silent and the new minister, Gordon O'Conner, in full command of the decision-making and its pace in the case of
[Christina Wheeler], has said only, "This issue will get resolved soon, hopefully." He did not state the resolution performance standard he sets for the
Crown. [David Pugliese] quotes ex-military ombudsman Andre Marin as saying that he couldn't believe how the Wheeler case has "dragged on for so
long." Based on the apparent general ploy of litigation lawyers working for the executive government, Marin probably meant the active voice, i.e., that it
was the Department of National Defence lawyers who had purposefully dragged it on.
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"Master Cpl. Ken Hutcheson counts money as Lt.-Cmdr. Mike
McCarthy, right, listens to an Afghan man's account. (Dec. 23, 2009)
(COLIN PERKEL / THE CANADIAN PRESS)"
McCARTHY, M.J. (Mike), Lieutenant-Commander (LCdr), legal officer with the OJAG, biographical notes taken from the Newfoundland & Labrador Continuing Legal Education information sheet "Ethics, Professional Responsibility and the Practice of Law: Advising Clients in Challenging
Circumstances-Examples and Perspectives on Legal Ethics and Professionalism from a Military Legal Officer with General Lessons for the Bar Monday, August 22, 2016";
This presentation on professional responsibility for lawyers will be facilitated by Lieutenant-Commander (LCdr) M.J.
(Mike) McCarthy, one of the Legal Advisors for the Canadian Joint Operations Command. LCdr McCarthy is a member
of the Law Society of Newfoundland and Labrador who practices in the context of military law with the Office of the
Judge Advocate General. As such, his advice is often provided in unconventional contexts, including domestic emergency
operations and internationally involving various practice issues, including advice on the legal responsibilities of Canadian
military serving abroad, Law of Armed Conflict, Administrative Law and Military Justice. He has been deployed as the
Legal Advisor to the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team in 2009-2010, as well as the Legal Advisor for the Air
Component Command for Operation MOBILE part of the NATO lead mission in Libya in 2011and has been the legal
advisor for Canadian Forces Base Petawawa and 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group.
[source: http://www.lawsociety.nf.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Legal-Ethics-Seminar-Brochure.pdf, accessed 16 August 2017]
McCONNELL, W.H. (William Howard), 1930-, William R. McIntyre: Paladin of the Common Law, Monteal: McGill-Queen's University Press (published for Carleton University), 2000, x, 248 p., see "Military Justice and the Jurisdiction of the Civil Cases" at pp. 136-138, ISBN: 0886293413; discusses MacKay v. The Queen,  2 S.C.R. 370;
McCORMICK, Neil, "A Mean and Green Fighting Machine: Wartime environmental assessments and the Canadian Forces", (2007) 16 Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies 1-20;
McDONALD, R. Arthur, (Ronald Arthur), 1948-, Canada's
Military Lawyers, Ottawa : Office of the Judge Advocate
General, c2002, x, 242 p., ISBN: 0662321928;
Source: McDONALD, R. Arthur, Office of the Judge Advocate General,
The Story of Canada's Military Lawyers, Department of National
Defence, Cat. no D2-136/2002E, ISBN: 0-662-32192-8.
Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public Works
and Government Services Canada, 2011.
- Table of Contents;
- pp. i-xii and 1-102;
- pp. 103-242;
FRANÇAIS :This history of Canada's military lawyers provides a captivating look at the personalities who made up the Office of the Judge Advocate General
from 1911 to 2000. Along with an account of the wide-ranging activities of military lawyers during this period, the book chronicles many of the
landmarks in military law. Anyone interested in the history of law, and particularly how the law is applied in Canada's armed forces, should
enjoy this recounting of Canada's military law, lawyers, and traditions.
[source: http://publications.gc.ca/site/eng/9.648558/publication.html, accessed 15 December 2017]
___________Equality Issues in the Canadian Forces under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms: a Study of the Effect of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on Certain Policies of the Canadian Forces, LL.M. thesis, Queen's University, Faculty of Law, 1986, v, 354 p.; there is microfiche copy at the Ottawa University, Call number: Library Annex KE 4381.5 .M327 1986A;
___________"Expert Testimony Before Human Rights Tribunals"
(1995) 14 PSO Forum 22-41; this periodical is
published by the Personnel Selection Branch, Department of
National Defence; PSO=Personel Selection Officer
___________"The Legal Branch Law Firm of the Canadian Forces"
(1987) 2 Canadian Forces Judge Advocate General Journal
___________«Le service juridique: L'étude légale des Forces Canadiennes» (1987) 2 Revue du JAG des Forces canadiennes 1-4;
___________notes on Art McDonald from the dust jacket of his book, Canada's Military Lawyers, supra;
___________«Le Sentier de la Discipline: Les Racines Historiques du Code de Justice Militaire Canadien» (1985) 1 Revue du JAG des Forces canadiennes 1-30;
McDOUGALL, Bruce, "Be All You Can Be", (May 1991) 15(4) Canadian Lawyer 26-28; about military lawyers in the Canadian Forces;
McDOUGALL, Martha, "Book Review Essay: Canadian Military Law
Annotated by Justice Gilles Letourneau and Colonel (ret'd) Michel
W. Drapeau, Toronto: Thomson/Carswell, 2006, 1787 pages,
$185.00", 8(3) Canadian
Military Journal, available at http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo8/no3/essay-essai-01-eng.asp
(accessed on 11 July 2008);
McDOUGALL, Martha, "Études critiques, Canadian Military Law Annotated de Gilles Létourneau, juge et Michel W. Drapeau, colonel à la retraite, Toronto: Thomson Carswell, 2006, 1787 pages, $185.00", (automne 2007) 8(3) Revue militaire canadienne, disponible à http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo8/no3/essay-essai-01-fra.asp (vérifié le 11 juillet 2008);
___________"The Canadian Forces Grievance Board: Institutional Change" (June/Juin 2001) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 6; available at http://web.archive.org/web/20050125074204/http://dev.cba.org/CBA/Sections/military/sword2001-06.pdf (accessed on 18 April 2012);
___________, "Précis : Un changement institutionnel : le Comité des griefs des Forces canadiennes" (June/Juin 2001) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 6; disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/20050125074204/http://dev.cba.org/CBA/Sections/military/sword2001-06.pdf (site visité le 18 avril 2012);
Image source: navy-marine.forces.gc.ca/en/navy-life/history-commanders/32-mcfadden.page, accessed 15 April 2017
Vice-Admiral Philip Dean McFADDEN, CMM, CD
McFADDEN, Capt(N) Philip Dean, "Why the Laws of Armed Conflict are no longer the ties that bind.", Canadian Forces College, AMSP (2003), AMSC 6, 42 pages; available at http://www.cfc.forces.gc.ca/259/260/266/mcfadden.pdf (accessed 2 February 2017);
___________"L'ombudsman de la Défense nationale : aider les FC à éviter et résoudre les griefs" (April/Avril 2008) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://www.cba.org/abc/nouvelles/mil-2008/nouvelles.aspx#article2 (site visité le 26 avril 2012);
___________"Office of the Ombudsman for National Defence and Canadian Forces" in Ombuds Institutions for the Armed Forces: Selected Case Studies, Geneva: DCAF (The Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces), 2017, [iv], 193 p., at pp. 33-63, ISBN: 978-92-9222-429-5; available at dcaf.ch/Publications/Ombuds-Institutions-for-the-Armed-Forces-Selected-Case-Studies (accessed 7 April 2017);
7. The Office Has No Power over Veterans Affairs Matters
In Canada, the Department of National Defence is separate from the
Department of Veterans Affairs, and the Ministerial Directives stipulate
that the Ombudsman for National Defence and Canadian Forces shall
not deal with any complaint that falls within the jurisdiction of Veterans
Affairs Canada or the Veterans Review and Appeal Board. Yet, in practice,
it can be very difficult to clearly draw jurisdictional lines. For example,
if a current or a former member makes an application for a disability
pension (for an injury relating to military service) to Veterans Affairs,
and the current or former member is not satisfied with the decision and
feels they were treated unfairly, the member cannot complain to the
Ombudsman. However, if the application for a disability pension was
rejected by Veterans Affairs because certain medical information was
not provided or was deemed insufficient for the purposes of assessing
the claim, the medical information concerning the injury would be held
by the Canadian Forces. If the Canadian Forces did not forward proper
information to Veterans Affairs so that it could assess the claim properly,
and if the current or former member was having an issue getting this
medical information from or correcting certain information held by
the Canadian Forces, then the member could seek the assistance of the
Ombudsman to obtain that information.
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McGILL UNIVERSITY, Project on a Manual on International Law Applicable to Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS), The International Space Law Group;
Image source: mcnallyrobinson.com/event-13600/Mike-McIntyre----Book-Launch#.Wlu51XlG2Uk, accessed 14 January 2018
The International Space Law (ISL) Group focuses on military uses of space in a global security context that is relatively benign.
The ISL Group is led by Group Editors Professor Ram Jakhu (McGill University) and Professor Steven Freeland (Western Sydney University), and supported by Research Coordinator Dr. Md. Tanveer Ahmad (McGill University) and Research Assistant Mr. Bayar Goswami (McGill University).
The Core Experts in the ISL Group (in alphabetical order):
- Prof. Setsuko Aoki (Keoi University)
- Ms. Deborah Housen-Couriel (Interdisciplinary Cyber Research Center at Tel Aviv University and Haifa University’s Law Faculty)
- Mr. Peter Hulsroj (European Space Policy Institute)
- Ms. Elina Morozova (INTERSPUTNIK)
- Dr. Jinyuan Su (Xi'an Jiatong University)
- Maj. Patrick Vermette (Canadian Forces)
- Prof. Melissa de Zwart (University of Adelaide)
As Institutional Contributor to the ISL Group, there is:
- Mr. Rob Ramey (ICRC)
[Paul] Young, 54, was treated as a first-time offender with a spotless record based on submissions made by the Crown and Young, who acted as
his own lawyer. Based on those submissions, provincial court Judge Mary Kate Harvie gave Young a one-year conditional sentence.
However, Young has twice admitted to similar crimes of dishonesty that were not presented to the court. It appears no reference was made
to those indiscretions because they were dealt with by the military in the form of court martials and did not result in charges under the
Criminal Code of Canada.
[research note by F. Lareau, see
Young P.D. (Captain), R. v., 2006 CM 33 (CanLII) — 2006-12-06
Courts Martial — Canada (Federal)
offender — sentence — martial — gambling addiction — punishment]
"Cdr Craig Skjerpen, CO of HMCS Charlottetown , and LCdr John McKee,
legal advisor, work on the bridge of HMCS Charlottetown"
McKEE, John, photo of LCdr John McKee with the article "Charlottetown patrols waters off Libya" in (1 June 2011) 14(19) The Maple Leaf at p.6; available at http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2011/dn-nd/D12-7-14-19.pdf (accessed 28 August 2017);
Scott Campbell, co-counsel for plaintiffs Chris Madill co-counsel for plaintiffs
Image source: youtube.com/watch?v=tVOUIbAkJQY Image source: https://www.cdlawyers.org/?page=65 (both images accessed on 21 December 2016)
McKELVEY, Stewart, Lawyers, Halifax, "Canadian Forces face racial discrimination and harassment class action", 21 December 2016; available at https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/canadian-forces-face-racial-discrimination-153000670.html (accessed 21 December 2016);
HALIFAX, Dec. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - Systemic racial discrimination and harassment are the basis of a class action filed in the Federal Court
by Stewart McKelvey on behalf of three former members of the Canadian Forces. The Plaintiffs, who propose to represent all persons in
Canada who have been enrolled as members in the Canadian Forces and who are or who identify as racial minorities, visible minorities
or Aboriginal peoples, allege that the Canadian Forces, from top to bottom, has failed to protect racial minorities and Aboriginals from
racism within the ranks.
"When individuals enroll in the Canadian Forces, they expect to serve, advance and protect the ideals we value and enjoy as Canadians –
equality, fundamental justice and human dignity," said Scott Campbell, co-counsel representing the Plaintiffs. "But our clients allege that
the very institution we trust to bring these ideals to the world, has denied them, and those they represent, these basic human rights."
"This filing is a defining moment for Canadian Forces members who have experienced racial harassment and racial discrimination," said
Chris Madill, co-counsel representing the Plaintiffs. "We intend to shine a bright light on the alleged behaviours and institutional practices
described in the Statement of Claim."
McKENZIE, J.P.S., Struggling with outdated rules: international humanitarian law and its impact on Canadian Detainee Policy, Canadian Forces College, JCSP 37, Canadian Forces College, Master of Defence Studies, available at http://www.cfc.forces.gc.ca/259/290/297/286/McKenzie.pdf (accessed 15 March 2015);
McKINNON, Alexander John, 1947-, Torture of the Other : racism as an element of torture in contemporary military operations, Thesis, (M.A.), Carleton University, 2006; available at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR18285.PDF (accessed on 16 April 2012);
McKOENA, Kashmeel, "MLOTV: Canadian Forces (CF) Grievance Process", 25 May 2012, 13:15 minutes, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJVy8FWzVf8 (accessed 1 January 2016);
___________Web site of Kashmeel McKöena, available at http://mckoenalaw.com/ (accessed 1 January 2015;
Kashmeel joined the Canadian Forces in 2003 as practicing military lawyer with the Office of the JAG Headquarters in Ottawa,
Kashmeel participated in several military law & training assignments; including acting as the legal advisor to the Canadian Forces
Grievance Authority and the training of Law Of Armed Conflict to members of the Canadian Forces.
Kashmeel retired from the Canadian Forces JAG at the rank of Major and join McKöena Law Professional Corporation where he
continues his legal practice as a passionate advocate for his clients when it matters the most.
[Source: http://mckoenalaw.com/about-us/, accessed 1 January 2015]
Ross McLarty, the author, image source: Mel Hunt
McLARTY, Ross, "Nos disparus--Melvin Hunt", (January 2017) 75(1) The Advocate 103-107; about Mel Hunt, former JAG Officer; available at https://historyproject.allard.ubc.ca/sites/historyproject.law.ubc.ca/files/profile/melvinhunt.pdf (accessed 27 November 2017);
McLEAN, Lieutenant-Colonel Mike, "ROE: Their Impact on Combat Stress in
Peace Support Operations", AMSC 3 (Advanced Military Studies
Course 3), Canadian Forces College, 26 p.; available at http://www.cfc.forces.gc.ca/259/260/263/mclean2.pdf
(accessed on 19 June 2012);
Armand Desroches, source of photo: http://www.redecoupage-federal-redistribution.ca/content.asp?section=pei&dir=mem&document=index&lang=f (accessed on 20 March 2014)
McLEAN, R. and A. (Armand) Desroches (both Lieutenant-Colonels), "The
Canadian Forces in Internal Security Operations” in The Management of the Police
Response to Crisis Situations: the Proceedings of the Tactical
Unit Workshop Canadian Police College, Ottawa: Canadian
Police College, 1982, 184 p., at p. 61; Armand Desroches is a former Justice and JAG officer;
McLEARN, Brigadier-General H.A. (Harold Alexander) ("Mac"), 1912-1990, "Canadian Arrangements for Aid of the Civil Power", (Summer 1971) 1(1) Canadian Defence Quarterly 26-31; available at http://www.lareau-legal.ca/Power44.pdf (accessed 8 September 2017); Brigadier-General McLearn was the Judge Advocate General from 20 February 1969 to 13 August 1972; copy available at the Directory of History and Heritage, 2nd floor of the Colonel Charles P. Stacey Building, 2429 Holly Lane, Ottawa, Ontario;
____________for an article on Trevor McLeod, see EDWARDS, Victoria, "16004 Major Trevor McLeod, Member ANA Legal School Training Advisor Team", supra;Major Trevor P. McLeod, CD, BEng (Civ), LL.B., MBA
Major Trevor McLeod joined the CF in 1983 as an ROTP cadet at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston. He graduated in
1987 with a degree in civil engineering. After an aborted attempt to become a CF pilot, Trevor completed classification training as an
Air Weapons Controller in 1989
Trevor spent two tours of duty at the Canadian NORAD Sector in North Bay (1988 - 1992, and 1996 - 1999) where at different times
he maintained qualifications as a Weapons Director and Weapons Assignment Officer, Surveillance Controller, Standards Evaluator,
Operations Room Tactical Director, NORAD Airborne Battle Staff and Joint Operations Officer. From 1992 to 1996 he was posted
to the NATO Airborne Early Warning Force in Geilenkirchen, Germany where he served as a Weapons Controller and Fighter Allocator
on squadron, as well as an Instructor in the Training Wing.
After being accepted into the Military Legal Training Program in 1999, Trevor attended law school at the University of Ottawa and
graduated in 2002. After completing his Bar Admissions Course for the province of Ontario, Trevor officially joined the Office of the
JAG in 2003. As a Legal Officer he has advised in the areas of administrative law concerning personnel issues and grievances, on
general military law, and on military justice issues. He has deployed operationally twice as a legal officer. In 2007 he had an opportunity
to advise on operational law issues during a deployment to the Democratic Republic of Congo where he filled the position of Deputy
Military Legal Advisor to the United Nations peacekeeping force in that country. In 2012 Trevor deployed to Kabul, Afghanistan and
served as the Deputy Training Advisor to the Afghanistan National Army Legal School.
Trevor’s current and last posting as a legal officer is in Ottawa with the JAG Directorate of Law / Military Justice Policy where he
works diligently and tirelessly on the regulations and consequential amendments stemming from Bill C-15: Strengthening Military
Justice in the Defence of Canada Act. He will be joining the ranks of the Department of Justice as a counsel with the International
Assistance Group. Currently enjoying a return to paternity with a little one less than 2 years old, Trevor anticipates many years with
the Department of Justice.
Congratulations to Major Trevor McLeod for his 33 years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces and numerous achievements as
an Air Weapons Controller and Legal Officer, and best of luck to him, his wife Vesna and two daughters Alyssa and Anna in their future endeavors.
Major Trevor P. McLeod, CD, BEng (Civ), LL.B., MBA
Le major McLeod joint les FC en 1983 en tant que cadet dans le PFOR du Collège militaire royal du Canada, à Kingston. En 1987, il
obtient un diplôme en génie civil. En 1989, après un échec pour devenir un pilote des FC, Trevor complète la formation pour se qualifier
à titre de contrôleur des armes aériennes.
Trevor a passé deux périodes de service avec le secteur canadien du NORAD à North Bay (1988 - 1992 et 1996 - 1999) où, pendant
des périodes différentes, il maintient ses qualifications comme directeur des armes et officier à l’affectation des armes, contrôleur de la
surveillance et évaluateur des normes, directeur tactique du Centre des opérations, officier d’état-major de combat aéroporté du NORAD et
officier des opérations interarmées. De 1992 à 1996, il est posté à la Force aéroportée d’alerte avancée de l’OTAN, à Geilenkirchen, en
Allemagne, où il sert à titre de contrôleur à bord des avions dotés du système aéroporté de détection lointaine pour un escadron ainsi que
d’instructeur de l’escadre responsable de la formation.
Après avoir été accepté au Programme militaire d’études en droit en 1999, Trevor a fréquenté la faculté de droit de l’Université d’Ottawa
et obtient son diplôme en 2002. Trevor complète ensuite son cours de formation professionnelle du barreau pour la province d’Ontario et
joint officiellement le cabinet du JAG en 2003. En sa qualité d’avocat militaire, il fournit des avis dans le domaine du droit administratif,
sur les questions de personnel et de griefs, du droit militaire en général, et de la justice militaire. Il se déploie deux fois comme avocat militaire
en théâtre opérationnel. En 2007 il avise sur les questions de droit opérationnel au cours d’un déploiement dans la République démocratique
du Congo où il occupe le poste de conseiller juridique militaire adjoint à la Force de maintien de la paix des Nations Unies dans ce pays. En
2012 Trevor se déploie à Kabul, Afghanistan ou il occupe le poste d’adjoint au conseiller militaire senior à l’École juridique de l’Armée nationale
La dernière et actuelle affection de Trevor en tant qu’avocat militaire est à Ottawa au sein de la Direction juridique / Justice militaire – politique
ou il a travaillé avec diligence et ardeur sur les amendements législatifs et règlementaires résultant du projet de loi C-15, la Loi visant à renforcer
la justice militaire pour la défense du Canada. Il va par la suite joindre les rangs du Service d’entraide internationale au Ministère de la Justice
en qualité d’avocat. Savourant présentement un retour aux joies de la paternité avec une petite ayant moins de 2 ans d’âge, Trevor anticipe plusieurs
années au sein de l’équipe du Ministère de la Justice.
Félicitations au major Trevor McLeod pour ses 33 années de services au sein des Forces armées canadiennes et ses nombreux accomplissements
en tant que contrôleur des armes aériennes et avocat militaire, et meilleurs vœux à lui, son épouse Vesna et ses deux filles Alyssa et Anna dans leurs projets futurs.
[Source: email from Keith Reichert, Assistant Chief of Staff (Personnel), Office of the Judge Advocate General to Benoit Pinsonneault, alumni member, 16 August 2016, 14:33 h]
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MC MAHON, Benoit, military legal officer, biography (French and English), available at docplayer.fr/23371423-Un-headquarters-in-geneva-and-in-the-office-of.html (accessed 8 August 2017);
Le major Mc Mahon est originaire de Laval, province de Québec. Il a un frère
jumeau avec qui il a joué au baseball et au hockey durant toute sa jeunesse.
Il a aussi une sœur de 4 ans son ainée. Ses parents sont retraités depuis quelques
années déjà et ils vivent paisiblement à Rawdon, petite ville située au nord‐est de Montréal.
Le major Mc Mahon est avocat depuis1993. Après ses études de droit à l’Université de
Montréal (LL.B. 1989‐1992), le major Mc Mahon fait son stage comme procureur de la poursuite
au palais de justice de Montréal où il fait partie de l’équipe des enquêtes préliminaires. Après
son stage, le major McMahon devient avocat de la défense à Montréal où il exerce en pratique
privée de 1994 à 1998. En 1999, le major McMahon joint les FC et est muté à la Direction du
service des avocats de la défense. Dès l’année 2000, le major Mc Mahon retourne à Montréal
en tant que JAA au SQFT, et en profite pour être déployé en Bosnie-Herzégovine sur la roto 10.
Il retourne ensuite à Ottawa pour travailler à la direction du droit administratif pendant environ
deux ans (griefs) et revient à ses anciennes amours en 2006 comme procureur militaire régional
à Ottawa (deux ans) et Edmonton (trois ans). Entre 2012 et 2014, le major Mc Mahon est muté
à Ottawa et agit en tant que conseiller juridique du Centre de soutien aux enquêtes administratives
(CSEA‐AISC). Le majorMcMahon est transféré au CDMFC en 2014 où il enseigne le DIH, le droit
administratif et le droit militaire. Il détient une Maîtrise professionnelle en droit administratif du
Osgoode Hall Law School. La lecture de romans, la marche et l’entraînement au gymnase font
partie de ses passe‐temps.
McMILLAN, Elizabeth, Anjuli Patil, "Forces members who disrupted Indigenous rally face 'severe consequences'. 'Their future in the military is certainly in doubt,' says Gen. Jonathan Vance, chief of defence staff", CBC News, Nova Scotia, 4 July 2017, available at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/proud-boys-canadian-military-indigenous-protest-disrupted-1.4189615 (accessed 6 July 2017);
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McMunagle, John A., notes on
Two Queen's alumni were sworn in on August 9  as judges of the Superior Court of Justice.
The appointments of the Honourable Peter B. Annis, Arts'68, Law'71, and the Honourable
John A. McMunagle, Law'85, were announced by the federal Minister of Justice in June.
Mr. Justice McMunagle has been a sole practitioner since 2008. He practised with McCann
Law Offices (2002-2008) and was a sole practitioner (1992-2002). He has been a prosecutor
for the Law Society of Upper Canada since 2004; a member of the Canadian Armed Forces
Reserves, Judge Advocate General since 1999; standing part-time prosecutor for Elections
Canada (1992-2007); part-time assistant Crown Attorney for the Ministry of the Attorney
General (1993-1997). His main area of practise was criminal defence trial litigation.
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___________ "The Canadian Forces' Criminal Law Firm: A Blueprint
for Independence -- Part I", (2003) 8(2) Canadian Criminal Law
Review 237-280 and "The Canadian Forces' Criminal Law Firm:
A Blueprint for Independence -- Part II", (2004) 8(3) Canadian
Criminal Law Review 329-376;
___________"The costs connandrum in the Court Martial Appeal Court", circa 2012, available at http://www.cba.org/cba/newsletters-sections/pdf/2012-05-military-2.pdf (accessed on 1 February 2015);
___________"Does Canada Need a Permanent Military Court?", (2006) 18 Constitutional Law 205-234;
___________"Message from the Chair" (February/Février 2003) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 2 and 7; available at http://web.archive.org/web/20050125062546/http://dev.cba.org/CBA/Sections/military/swordscaledec2002.pdf (accessed on 19 April 2012);
___________"Précis : Message du président" (February/Février 2003) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 2 et 6; disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/20050125062546/http://dev.cba.org/CBA/Sections/military/swordscaledec2002.pdf (site visité le 19 avril 2012);
___________"A Military Justice Primer, Part I and Part II",
(2000) 43 The Criminal Law Quarterly 243-267 and 375-392;
with the same title in (July-October 2000) vol. 3 JAG
Newsletter / JAG Bulletin d'actualités 32-49;
___________"Introduction au système de justice militaire" dans Congrès annuel du Barreau du Québec 2002, 2002, 614 pages, aux pp. 1-45; disponible à http://congres.barreau.qc.ca/2002/documentation.html (vérifié le 27 février 2012); aussi publié dans (2002) 7(3) Canadian Criminal Law Review / Revue canadienne de droit pénal 299-332;
___________Canadian Military Law, Ottawa : University of Ottawa, Common Law Section, 2013-, "CML 3149" (seies; Casebook, University of Ottawa, Common Law Section; copy at the University of Ottawa, Fauteux Library: KE 6800 .M36 2013-2014 v.1 et v. 2;
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___________"Military Law Reform in Canada",  New Zealand Armed Forces Law Review 51-56; p. 51 is available at http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/nzaflr3&div=12&id=&page= (accessed on 27 February 2012);
___________"Should Canada's Military Justice System Have Jurisdiction Over Ordinary Criminal Offences?", in Michel Drapeau Law Office, ed., Winds of Change: Conference and Debate on Canadian Military Law, [Ottawa:] Michel Drapeau Law Office, 2016, 102 p., at pp. 65-71, NOTES: Conference held at the University of Ottawa, 13 November 2015; "For the first time an international academic conference on military law was held in Canada at the University of Ottawa with the focus on reform and comparative law" (Gilles Létourneau, Preface, p. 7); "(Organizing Committee for the Conference: Michel W. Drapeau, Joshua M. Juneau, Walter Semianiw and Sylvie Corbin)"; Speech transcribed by Joshua M. Juneau, p. 31; available at mdlo.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/2015-Conference-Proceedings.pdf (accessed 20 January 2016);
The Three Conditions for the Exercise of Military Jurisdiction Over Ordinary
Criminal Offences: A Reformulation of the Military Nexus Doctrine
What I am about to offer you is in effect a reformulation of the military nexus doctrine which developed rather haphazardly in Canadian
jurisprudence. I suggest that the military justice system should only exercise its concurrent jurisdiction over an ordinary criminal offence
allegedly committed in Canada by a person subject to the Code of Service Discipline if three conditions are satisfied:
1. Is there a real and substantial connection between the alleged offence and the accused’s military service?
2. Taking into account all relevant considerations, is there a compelling military interest in prosecuting the alleged offence?
3. Have civilian justice authorities been fully informed of the circumstances of the alleged offence, waived their authority to prosecute the
offence, and consented to the prosecution in the military justice system?
___________Studies in Public Law: Canadian Military Law CML 4104A-- Materials on Military Justice, University of Ottawa, 2009; available in part at http://www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca/index2.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=2583&Itemid=99999999 and http://www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca/index2.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=2613&Itemid=99999999, http://www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca/index2.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=2551&Itemid=99999999, http://www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca/index2.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=2552&Itemid=99999999, http://www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca/index2.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=2583&Itemid=99999999, http://www.commonlaw.uottawa.ca/index2.php?option=com_docman&task=doc_view&gid=2613&Itemid=99999999
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(accessed on 6 January 2012)
___________"An Update on Military Law Reform in Canada",
[December 2004] New Zealand Armed Forces Law Review 36 to
approx. 44; title noted in my research but article not
consulted yet (4 November 2005);
___________ "Why is independence of the legal profession important?" (May/Mai 2002) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 4 and 7; available at http://web.archive.org/web/20050125112748/http://dev.cba.org/CBA/Sections/military/swordscaleapril2002.pdf (accessed on 19 April 2012);
___________"Précis : Pourquoi l'indépendance de la profession est-elle si important?" (May/Mai 2002) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 4; disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/20050125112748/http://dev.cba.org/CBA/Sections/military/swordscaleapril2002.pdf (site visité le 19 avril 2012);
McNAMER, John, "Canada -- Briefing to the UN Committee against
Torture, 48th Session, May 2012, on Canada's Transfer of Afghan
Detainees into the Danger of Torture by Other Authorities",
available at http://www.nightslantern.ca/law/mcnamertocat.pdf
(accessed on 3 November 2014);
___________"Canada's Detainee Torture Scandal : An Overview February 12, 2012", 13 p.; available at http://www.lawyersagainstthewar.org/letters/Canada.Detainee.Scandal.Feb.12.pdf (accessed on 22 May 2012);
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Defence lawyer Maj. Stephen Turner presented arguments Tuesday, claiming the process for selecting the military
jury that will hear Wilcox’s court martial violates his constitutional right to a fair trial.
Military prosecutor Maj. Sherry MacLeod said Turner’s arguments called for broad changes to the military justice
system without demonstrating that any of these possible problems will actually affect the Wilcox court martial.
McRAE, Angus, Reverend, died in 2011, as a Captain-Chaplain was court martialed in 1980 for sex offences on a young boy, see the site http://www.theinquiry.ca/wordpress/accused/charged/mcrae-father-angus-mcrae/#comments (accessed 30 August 2017); the trial was held in-camera; there was an appeal as to severity of sentence and it was reduced to 18 months;
Priest, Archdiocese of Edmonton, Alberta. Ordained 05 June 1954. Spent several years with the Canadian Armed Forces as a military chaplain.
1980 court martial – sentenced to four years for sex abuse of young boy. The charges, which included buggery, gross indecency and indecent
assault, were laid by military police and prosecuted by military. Served only 10 months of four year sentence, and that in CFB military prison
McRAE, Peter, Unaccountable
Soldiers: Private Military Companies and the Law of Armed Conflict, LL.M.
thesis, University of Ottawa, 2011, iii, 116 p.; LaViolette, Nicole; available at https://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/handle/10393/20580?locale=fr (accessed on 15 October 2015); also available at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/OOU/TC-OOU-20580.pdf (accessed 9 September 2017);
The use of Private Military Companies (PMCs) has become an increasingly common feature of contemporary armed conflict. Because of their autonomous
contractual status, PMCs have presented governments with problems of accountability on several levels, including violations of international human rights
and humanitarian law (IHL) standards. This thesis argues that PMCs should be considered to be non-state actors (NSAs), subject to international law from
both an International Relations Theory and a Legal Theory perspective. This conclusion is linked to the issue of whether individual PMC employees can
be treated as legitimate combatants according to IHL. State practice has not led to a clear understanding of the definition of combatant, a problem which
has been compounded by a lack of government policy on the use of PMCs. Using Canadian experience as a case study, the thesis concludes that IHL
suggests two options for regularizing the status of PMCs which would both strengthen accountability and uphold the rule of law.
McWHINNEY, Edward, "The Firing Squad Case: Have we swept it under the rug?", The Globe and Mail, 11/04/1966, p. 7;
THE TRIAL AND execution in the Netherlands of the two German prisoners-of-war, Bruno Dorfer and Rain- er Beck, nine
days after the Allies abolished the legal... (source: http://queensu.summon.serialssolutions.com/search?s.cmd=nextPage%
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MÉGRET, Frédéric, "Thinking About What International Humanitarian Lawyers 'Do': An Examination of the Laws of War as a Field of Professional Practice", (October 7, 2014) in Wouter Werner, Marieke de Hoon, and Alexis Galán Ávila (eds), The Law of International Lawyers (2015). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2670673 (accessed 18 October 2015);
Photo with the article
MELNYK, Kelly, "The Resort to Force and International Humanitarian Law in Contemporary Armed Conflicts: The Military Lawyers’ Perspective", Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law, available at http://law.inside.tru.ca/2015/10/03/the-resort-to-force-and-international-humanitarian-law-in-contemporary-armed-conflicts-the-military-lawyers-perspective/ (accessed 16 November 2015);
Lieutenant-Commander Mike Madden and Major Patricia Beh of the Canadian Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General (JAG), will be speaking on the “The Resort to Force and International Humanitarian Law in Contemporary Armed Conflicts: The Military Lawyers’ Perspective” on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 1:oopm in OM 3632.
Alain Ménard (à droite) avec Francis
(Frank) Bergeron (court reporter), sourcede la photo: JAG Newsletter/Les actualités,
vol. 1, 2003 at p. 16
MÉNARD, LCol A. (Alain), "The Role of the Military Judge: Meeting
the Challenges of Independence - National Military Law Section
Panel - Discipline Through Justice - Canadian Bar Association
Annual Conference - Saskatoon - August 2001", (Jun-Dec 2001) 2 JAG
Newsletter-Les actualités 49-54; note: "BGen Pitzul was the
invited speaker at the luncheon given by the Association des
avocats civilistes", November 1, 2001, Ottawa; note: bilingual
article (parts in French and English) / article bilingue (parties
en français et anglais);
"Judges Swearing in ceremony"; Lieutenant-Colonel Ménard is first
left, back row
___________Notes on LCol Ménard:
Source de l'image: Google image et aussi image à la page web citée immédiatement sous-dessous
Biography - Lieutenant-Colonel Alain MénardLieutenant-Colonel Ménard was born in Joliette, Québec. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Montréal and his Law degree at
Sherbrooke University in 1971. Admitted to the practice of law in 1972 he has been a member of the Québec Bar ever since.
Lieutenant-Colonel Ménard practised law for 4 years in private practice before he enrolled in the CF in August 1976. After being commissioned he served
initially in Ottawa in the Claims section and in the Legislation, Regulations, Orders and Finance section.
Promoted to the rank of major in 1980, he was appointed Deputy Judge Advocate, CFB Montréal (St-Hubert) until 1982 when he joined the Office of the
Senior Legal Adviser Europe in Lahr, FRG, until 1986.
In July 1986 he was posted to the Defence and Training section in Ottawa until March 1987, at which date he was posted to the Legislation, Regulations,
Orders and Finance section.
Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel on the 1st of August 1988 he was appointed Director of Law/Pensions and Estate in Ottawa for a period of one year.
On 21 November 1989, he was appointed Military Trial Judge for a period of 4 years, which appointment was renewed until November 2, 2002.
(source: http://web.archive.org/web/20021022002424/http://www.forces.ca/cmj/biosMenard_e.asp, accessed on 10 May 2014)
Biographie - Lieutenant-colonel Alain Ménard, CD
Le lieutenant-colonel Ménard est né à Joliette (Qc). Il a fait son cours classique au Séminaire de Joliette et son cours universitaire à Sherbrooke (Qc) où il
obtint une licence en droit en 1971. Il fut admis à la pratique du droit en 1972 et est membre en règle du Barreau du Québec depuis lors.
Le lieutenant-colonel Ménard a pratiqué le droit pendant une période de 4 ans dans un bureau de pratique privée et s'est par la suite enrôlé dans les Forces
canadiennes en août 1976. Une fois son brevet d'officier obtenu, il travaille au cabinet du Juge-avocat général à Ottawa à la section des réclamations de
même qu'à celle des lois, règlements, ordonnances et finances.
Promu major en 1980, il occupe le poste d'adjoint au juge-avocat à la BFC Montréal (St-Hubert) jusqu'en 1982 d'où il est muté au bureau du conseiller
juridique supérieur en Europe, à Lahr, en RFA jusqu'en 1986.
En juillet 1986, il est affecté à Ottawa à la section de défense et formation jusqu'en mars 1987 alors qu'il est muté à la section de législation, règlements,
ordonnances et finances.
Promu lieutenant-colonel le 1er août 1988, il occupe le poste de Directeur juridique, Pensions et successions à Ottawa pendant un an.
Le 21 novembre 1989, il fut nommé juge militaire pour une période de quatre ans, nomination qui devait être renouvelée jusqu'au 2 novembre 2002.
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____________ "La justice militaire canadienne n’est pas indépendante» Dans
une entrevue exclusive, le grand responsable de la justice militaire du
Royaume-Uni déplore le manque d’indépendance et d’impartialité de
l’appareil de justice des Forces canadiennes", L'actualité, 18 janvier 2016; disponible à http://www.lactualite.com/societe/la-justice-militaire-canadienne-nest-pas-independante/ (vérifié 20 Janvier 2016);
___________ "La justice militaire sort gagnante en Cour suprême", L'Actualité, 24 novembre 2015; disponible à http://www.lactualite.com/actualites/politique/la-justice-militaire-sort-gagnante-en-cour-supreme/ (visité 25 novembre 2015);
Ainsi, les Forces canadiennes conservent toute leur latitude pour juger non seulement les manquements disciplinaires de leurs membres
(comme l’insubordination ou l’absence sans permission), mais aussi leurs crimes, sans devoir consulter les autorités civiles. Et ce,
quelles que soient les circonstances. Que le soldat ait commis son infraction alors qu’il était en devoir ou non, que l’incident se soit
produit sur une base militaire ou en dehors, que la victime soit militaire ou civile, peu importe, tranche la Cour suprême: le procès
peut se dérouler dans une cour martiale, dans ce régime opaque où tous les acteurs, du juge au sténographe en passant par les
procureurs et les jurés, sont militaires.
Tout le flou qui pouvait encore planer sur ce point vient de s’envoler. «On a perdu sur toute la ligne», admet le Capitaine de corvette
Mark Létourneau, l’un des avocats militaires qui ont plaidé cette cause devant la Cour suprême. Joint au téléphone à son bureau de
Gatineau, quelques heures après le dévoilement du jugement, il était sonné par l’ampleur de la défaite. «Les assises constitutionnelles
du système de justice militaire sont pas mal plus fortes aujourd’hui qu’hier.»
de l'image: http://www.lactualite.com/societe/crimes-sexuels-le-cancer-qui-ronge-larmee-canadienne/,
visité le 28 novembre 2014
MERCIER, Noémi et Alec Castonguay, "Crimes sexuels: le cancer qui
ronge l'armée", L'Actualité, 22 avril 2014;
Marco Morin, un avocat de Victoriaville et lieutenant-colonel à la retraite, a souvent plaidé en cour martiale, lui qui a exercé le droit dans les Forces pendant
une vingtaine d’années, dans les années 1990 et 2000. « Ce système de justice n’en est pas un, dit-il. La cour martiale est excellente pour rendre une justice
expéditive dans des cas d’infractions à caractère purement militaire. Mais dans des causes d’agressions sexuelles, elle n’a pas les mêmes outils que les tribunaux
civils pour apprécier la gravité de la situation et rendre des ordonnances appropriées. Pourquoi donner cette juridiction à la cour martiale? Les agressions sexuelles
sont des crimes contre la personne qui dépassent toujours l’intérêt des Forces canadiennes à maintenir la discipline interne. »
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The Judge Advocate General Comprehensive Information Management Project (JAG CIMP) within the Department of National Defence is providing a JAGNet portal for Legal Knowledge Management (LKM). LKM will give JAG users access to legal information stored within the records of the Office of the JAG, the corporate knowledge of its legal officers and the numerous legal information sources available throughout Canada and the world. Such access is made possible through application integration, collaboration and portal creation features provided by Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.
MESTRAL, Armand de, 1941-, "L'obligation constitutionnelle de
respecter les conventions de Genève : quelques réflexions sur la
place du droit humanitaire en droit canadien" dans Mélanges Gérald-A. Beaudoin,
(Québec): Les Éditions Yvon Blais, 2002, pp. 155-162;
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training of the Canadian military and the Somalia affair,
University of Saskatchewan thesis, 1997, iv, 116 leaves; available
(accessed on 11 April 2014);
Was NATO’s military intervention in Libya legal? What about Afghanistan? Or the imprisonment of America’s detainees
in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba? What is the legal status of killing by drones? What happens to people who commit war crimes?
What are the remedies for an illegal war? This seminar examines the international law governing war, including both
questions of when war is legal (so-called ‘jus ad bellum’) and how even legal wars must be conducted (so-called ‘jus in bello’
or the laws and customs of war) and the relationship between the two types of law. It also examines the various judicial institutions
that have jurisdiction over these issues, from the World Court, to the ad hoc tribunals (Yugoslavia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone), to
national courts exercising ‘universal jurisdiction’ (Belgium, Canada), to the new International Criminal Court.
Case studies on the armed conflicts over Kosovo, in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya, and between Israel and the Palestinians, provide
the settings for concrete legal analysis and also for critical evaluation of the role of law in war.
MICHAUD, Kathy, Sarah Powers and Chantale Lussier-Ley, Survey on the summary trial process, [Ottawa, Ont.] : Director General Military Personnel Research & Analysis, 2009, xviii, 184 p.; xviii, 184 p. (series; DGMPRA technical note; 2009-22),
accessed 28 November 2014
MIDDLEMISS, Dan, "Political Science 3571R/5571R -- The Politics
of Contemporary Canadian Defence Policy", Course outline
2010-2011, 98 p.; extensive bibliography; available at http://politicalscience.dal.ca/Files/syllabi_docs/Fall_10.11/3571-_Fall.pdf
(accessed on 2 March 2012);
Image source: https://twitter.com/cbcterry, accessed 18 August 2016
Pity the military bureaucrat, buried in acronyms. Even the most intrepid clerk may remember his ROE and STD but forget to check
his TSS/TEA with a LEGAD from the OJAG. It can happen to anyone.
For that, you'll need a LEGAD from the OJAG. You guessed it: a legal adviser from the Office of the Judge Advocate General.
'The doubt rule'
One of the few paragraphs not riddled with acronyms puts the pilots on notice: if you're not sure whether it's a civilian target or a military one, don't drop the bomb.
But the document wants to know: Is this bombing militarily necessary? Is the damage proportional to the benefits? Has the target been approved by the coalition? By the
intelligence officer? By the legal adviser? By the Targeting Engagement Authority?
Your answer had better be, yes. It's enough to make you wonder if a LEGAD clings to every falling bomb, taking notes for the mandatory post-bombing reports.
Military Articles Meta Search Engine Created by Annette Demers, available at http://www.uwindsor.ca/law/library/new-military-articles-meta-search-engine-created-by-annette (accessed on 30 November 2011; site at University of Windsor, Windsor Law);
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Judges Inquiry Committee, decision about the complaint against Chief Military Judge Mario Dutil, 27 April 2016; available at http://www.cmac-cacm.ca/bulletins/documents/April_27_2016.docx (accessed 27 September 2016);
Ottawa, 27 April 2016
The Military Judges Inquiry Committee, established in accordance with section 165.31 of the National Defence Act, reviewed a complaint against
the Chief Military Judge Mario Dutil. The complaint was made by Colonel Bruce J Wakeham.
The complaint concerned allegations of infringement to the Defence Administrative Order and Directives (DAOD) 5019-1, Personal Relationships
and Fraternization. After considering all the issues in this case, the complaint was dismissed on the basis that it did not raise any issue of
judicial conduct as referred to in subsection 165.32(7) of the National Defence Act and therefore did not warrant consideration by the Military
Judges Inquiry Committee.
Military Judges Selection Process, Ottawa, Backgrounder / January 24, 2001 / Project number: BG-01.003;
available at http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/news/article.page?doc=military-judges-selection-process/hnmx19ox,
accessed on 12 February 2015; also published in French /aussi
publié en français à http://www.forces.gc.ca/fr/nouvelles/article.page?doc=processus-de-selection-des-juges-militiares/hnmx19ox,
visité le 12 février 2015;
THE SELECTION PROCESS*
Subsection 165.21(1) of the National Defence Act provides that the Governor in Council may appoint officers who are barristers or advocates of at least ten years standing
at the bar of a province to be military judges. To ensure that competent and deserving officers are recommended for military judicial appointments the Minister, in consultation
with the Office of the Commissioner of Federal Judicial Affairs and the Minister of Justice, developed and implemented an evaluation and selection process that is consistent
with the Federal Judicial Appointment process. The Office of the Commissioner of Federal Judicial Affairs administers and supports the process.
Military Judges Selection Committee
The military judges selection process provides for the assessment of candidates by an advisory committee, known as the Military Judges Selection Committee (MJSC).
The MJSC, appointed by the Minister of National Defence is representative of the bench, the civilian bar and the military community. It is composed of:
- a lawyer or judge nominated by the Judge Advocate General (JAG);
- a civilian lawyer nominated by the Canadian Bar Association;
- a civilian judge nominated by the Chief Military Judge;
- an officer of the Canadian Forces, holding the rank of Major-General or higher, nominated by the Chief of the Defence Staff; and;
- a non-commissioned member of the rank of Chief Warrant Officer or equivalent nominated by the Chief of the Defence Staff.
Those interested in being considered for a military judicial appointment place their names before the MJSC. The MJSC assesses all candidates based upon a list
of identified criteria relating to:
professional competence and experience;
personal characteristics such as honesty and integrity;
social awareness; and
potential impediments to appointment such as an inability to meet Canadian Forces medical and physical fitness requirements.
All Committee proceedings and consultations take place on a confidential basis.
Upon the completion of a candidate's assessment, the MJSC is asked to place the candidate into one of three possible assessment categories:
highly recommended; or
unable to recommend.
Once the MJSC has completed its assessment of a candidate, the assessment is forwarded to the Minister of National Defence. The Minister of National Defence is ultimately responsible for recommending candidates to the Governor in Council.
The Government of Canada and the Minister of National Defence are committed to ensuring the appointment of qualified and deserving candidates to the military judiciary. The evaluation and selection process implemented by the Minister ensures this occurs and contributes to the strengthening of the Canadian Forces as a national institution.
* The full text of the Military Judges Selection Process is available on request [emphasis added]
Military justice and court reporters", (11 May 2011) The Maple Leaf--La feuille d'érable 7; aussi en français à la meme page: "La justice militaire et les sténpgraphes judiciaires"; available at http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2011/dn-nd/D12-7-14-16.pdf (accessed 11 September 2016);
"Military Justice - Too Little, Too Late", (shipped October 1998)
volume 6, issue 9, Esprit de Corps, pp. 5 and 11;
the article deals mostly about General Gerry Pitzul, the Judge
Advocate General of the Canadian Forces;
MILITARY LAW CENTRE, Kingston, various notes on the:
The Military Law Centre on the grounds of RMC, staffed with 12 military lawyers, oversees the education of officers and troops in legal matters ranging from
the Forces own code of conduct to the laws of war. It trains military lawyers and advises Ottawa on matters of policy and doctrine. The centre integrates legal
education into the regular training that Forces members undergo and establishes its growing importance within the military hierarchy. Selected RMC Canada
cadets participate in Law Of Armed Conflict international Competitions each ll with cadets from USAFA, USMA, USNA, and USCGA. In the Spring of 2008,
RMC cadets will be selected to participate in a competition on the Law of Armed Conflict at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Sanremo, Italy.
(source: http://edu724476.typepad.com/blog/2012/02/military-school-royal-military-college-of-canada.html, accessed 16 April 2015);
"Military Law Section Meeting and CLE conference 'Military
Justice -- an Oxymoron?' -- June 5, 2009, Ottawa" (May/Mail 2009) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire;
available at http://www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters-sections/2009/PrintHTML.aspx?DocId=37322#top
(accessed on 28 April 2012);
___________"Conférence de 2009 en droit militaire et réunion du comité exécutif de la Section le 5 juin 2009, Ottawa" (May/Mai 2009) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://www.cba.org/abc/nouvelles-sections/2009/2009-05_military.aspx et http://www.cba.org/abc/nouvelles-sections/2009/2009-05_military.aspx#article4 (site visité le 28 avril 2012);
Military Libraries in Canada:
|Military libraries : Canada|
|Canadian Forces College|
|Canadian Forces School of Aerospace Studies (Intranet)|
|Canadian Forces School of Communications & Electronics (Intranet)|
|Canadian Forces Virtual Library|
|Defence and Research Development Canada|
|Fort Frontenac (Intranet)|
|General-Jean-V.-Allard Memorial Library (Intranet)|
|National Defence Headquarters (Intranet)|
|ORD : Operational Research Division (Intranet)|
|Royal Military College of Canada|
|Training Schools : CFB Borden (Intranet)
Ŝource : http://www.cfc.forces.gc.ca/303/180/223.php?typeId=14#14
MILITARY NEWSPAPERS, List of: (information from Internet, accessed 18 April 2016)
Naval Base Newspapers
Air Force Base Newspapers
Army Base Newspapers
Canadian National Defence Headquarters
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MILITARY POLICE COMPLAINTS COMMISSION, Chairperson's Final Report -- Following a Public Interest Investigation Pursuant to Subsection 250.38(1) of the National Defence Act With Respect to the Complaints of Brigadier-General Patricia Samson Canadian Forces Provost Marshall And Ex-Warrant Officer Matthew Stopford, Ottawa: Military Police Commission, Ottawa: 17 January 2001, 80 p., files: MPCC 2000-023 and MPCC 2000-025 (Chairperson: Louise Cobetto); available at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/webarchives/20071115030212/http://www.mpcc-cppm.gc.ca/300/319_e.aspx (accessed on 26 February 2012);LEGAL ADVICE
155. In their complaint before this Commission, the Fynes specifically refer to the role
of CF legal advisors and allege they participated in influencing the CFNIS’ decisions, in
particular about their contacts with the complainants particular about their contacts with the complainants.277
156. The basic issue raised by this allegation is whether consultation by the CFNIS of
egal advisors who are members of the CF, and who answer to a CoC separate
from the Military Police’s, raises issues about independence.
157. As Prof Roach explained, if the advice is obtained from military or civilian
prosecutors, no concerns are raised since these actors have duties to uphold the rule of
law similar to the police’s duties.278 If advice was sought from CF legal advisors who are
not prosecutors or from DOJ counsel representing the interests of the Government,
independence issues could arise, depending on the content of the advice.279
158. There is very little evidence before this Commission about specific legal advicereceived by the CFNIS in connection with the issues raised in the Fynes’ complaint.280
Because of solicitor-client privilege, it cannot be known exactly what advice was
obtained and from whom.281 However, the evidence has shown the general practicefollowed by the CFNIS is to obtain legal advice from military prosecutors or from itsembedded legal advisor, who is also a member of the JAG’s Director of Military
Prosecutions.282 There is no indication any derogation from this practice took place inthis case. Based on the evidence available, it does not appear any independence concernsarise as a result of any legal advice sought or obtained by the CFNIS.
....277 See Exhibit P-6, Collection F, vol. 1, tab 5, doc. 1151, Allegation 13, pp. 2-3.
278 See Exhibit P-176, doc. 1435, pp. 49-51; Testimony of Prof Roach, Transcript of Proceedings, vol. 60, 9
October 2012, pp. 27-28 and 30-32.
279 Exhibit P-176, doc. 1435, pp. 51-52; Testimony of Prof Roach, Transcript of Proceedings, vol. 60, 9
October 2012, pp. 28-30 and 32.
280 See Exhibit P-5, Collection E, vol. 1, tab 1, doc. 1131, p. 18; Testimony of LCol Sansterre, Transcript of
Proceedings, vol. 61, 10 October 2012, p. 165. See, generally, Section 4.4, The 2010 Criminal Negligence
281See, generally, Section 2.0, The Hearing Process.
282 See Testimony of LCol Delaney, Transcript of Proceedings, vol. 15, 25 April 2012, pp. 21, 115 and 146-
152; Testimony of Col Lander, Transcript of Proceedings, vol. 43, 6 September 2012, pp. 301-302;Testimony of Maj Bolduc, Transcript of Proceedings, vol. 33, 12 June 2012, pp. 200-203 [Translation];
Testimony of Maj Bolduc, Transcript of Proceedings, vol. 34, 13 June 2012, pp. 1-5 and 95-98
[Translation]; Testimony of LCol Sansterre, Transcript of Proceedings, vol. 61, 10 October 2012, pp. 10-11
and 220; Exhibit P-6, Collection F, vol. 3, tab 3, doc. 1317, pp. 17-27.
COMMISSION D'EXAMEN DES PLAINTES CONCERNANT LA POLICE MILITAIRE, Rapport final de la Présidente consécutivement à une enquête d'intérêt public en vertu du paragraphe 250.38(1) de la Loi sur la défense nationale à l'égard des plaintes du brigadier-général Patricia Samson, Grand prévôt des Forces canadiennes et de l'ex-adjudant Matthew Stopford, Ottawa: Commission d'examen des plaintes concernant la police militaire, 17 janvier 2001, 83 p., dossiers: CPPM 2000-023 et CPPM 2000-025 (Présidente: Louise Cobetto); disponible à http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/webarchives/20071115034033/http://www.mpcc-cppm.gc.ca/300/319_f.aspx (vérifié le 26 février 2012);
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MILLAR, Philip, Anonymous author, article on Philip Millar, "Phillip Millar Tackles Sexual Assault at CBA Military Conference", Millars Law: A Professional Corporation Web site, 17 June 2016; available at http://millarslaw.com/2016/06/17/phillip-millar-tackles-sexual-assault-at-cba-military-conference/ (accessed 20 August 2016);
On June 2, 2016, the annual Canadian Bar Association’s Military Law Conference was held in Ottawa.
Phillip went on to state that once a complaint is made, serving soldiers can be laid and a court martial held, but
afterwards they cannot sue their employer. Essentially, they are denied the civil remedy most civilians have available
to them to seek damages and receive justice. In addition, Phillip addressed the fact that lawyers who represent the
Department of National Defence in civil suits do not reflect the internal policies of the Chain of Command when it
comes to treating victims with respect. He brought up the example of one case in which lawyers for the defence
described a sexual assault as a simple breast groping, thereby showing a lack of understanding of the nature of what
a sexual assault constitutes and the power dynamics involved.
___________"Military Punishes Sexual Assault Victims", Millars Law: A Professional Corporation Web site, 21 May 2016; available at http://millarslaw.com/2016/05/21/sexualassaultinthemilitary/ (accessed 21 August 2016);
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MILLER, Jacquie, "Labour board rules against DND employee's [Pascal Guilbault] work-life balance grievance", Ottawa Sun, 5 March 2017, available at http://ottawasun.com/2017/03/05/labour-board-rules-against-dnd-employees-work-life-balance-grievance/wcm/45cfa825-ed57-46a8-80cd-af92d278120b (accessed 25 December 2017);
In January 2013 he [Pascal Guilbault] asked his supervisor [Lieutenant-Colonel Isabelle Veilleux] if he could take his two 15-minute
breaks at the end of the day, allowing him to leave half an hour earlier to help his wife.
Guilbault was “deeply hurt” by Veilleux’s suggestion that he review his family scheduling, according to the ruling, “because, he stated, they came
from a woman with no children, suggesting that she could not understand the difficulty of managing a home with four children and a spouse with
[to go further, see: Guilbault v. Treasury Board (Department of National Defence), 2017 PSLREB 1 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/gxrjg>]
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Avocate, Suneeta Millington travaille comme agente du service extérieur pour Affaires mondiales Canada et se spécialise en droit international et en
sécurité internationale. Outre les nombreux postes qu’elle a occupés à la Direction générale des affaires juridiques et à la Direction des politiques
stratégiques, sa carrière l’a amenée à travailler à New York et à Genève pour l’Organisation des Nations Unies, ainsi qu’en tant observatrice du
gouvernement canadien à la commission militaire de Guantanamo; elle a également travaillé pour le Cabinet du Juge-avocat général des forces
canadiennes durant plusieurs années, dans le cadre d’un échange de postes. Elle possède une vaste expérience en négociations multilatérales,
et a représenté le Canada dans le cadre de nombreuses négociations de traités internationaux.
Mme Millington fait énormément de bénévolat dans la collectivité; elle est l’ancienne vice-présidente d’Action Côte-de-Sable, siège actuellement
au comité du Club Southam du Centre national des Arts et est cofondatrice et présidente de l’initiative de L’Allée des premiers ministres. Elle
demeure dans Ottawa-Centre avec son mari et ses trois enfants.
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MINENKO, Mark, 1957-, Private
Military Companies: Their Role in the Continuum of Conflict,
University of Alberta, 2003, [viii], 278 leaves ; 29 cm; A thesis
submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research in
partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master
of Laws, Faculty of Law, Edmonton, Alberta, Fall, 2003. Thesis
(LL.M)--University of Alberta, 2003; advisor: G. Gall;
Changes in global security issues have resulted in increasing amounts of intrastate conflict. Alleviating the human suffering which these
conflicts bring requires quick reaction which the United Nations preventive process has not been able to meet. A review of the record of
various UN peacekeeping and regional rapid reaction forces indicates that not only have these alternatives not relieved human suffering,
but that these forces have negatively contributed to the conflict they are meant to resolve. This thesis argues that there are no stated legal
impediments to the introduction of Private Military Companies into the continuum of conflict. The thesis also looks at a number of issues
related to the UN Secretary-General and his ability to interpret his role and concludes that the Secretary-General of the UN has sufficient
authority to outsource the immediate reaction to conflict and hire Private Military Companies.
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MINGO, Ian, "Law Clerk, Office of the Legal Advisor to the
Department of National Defence and the Canadian Forces, January
2013--April 2013 (4 months), Ottawa", available at https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/ian-mingo/45/860/942,
accessed on 1 December 2014;
– (4 months) Ottawa
Provided administrative support to the Director of Claims and Civil Litigation,
Counsel and paralegals: coordinated meetings, prepared briefing binders for the Minister and senior officials
on the status of litigation cases, coordinated travel arrangements, prepared travel claims and filed litigation documents;
Scanned, uploaded and retrieved legal documents into iCase for counsel and paralegals;
Managed the process for ministerial correspondence, access to Information and privacy requests;
Secured approvals to release funds for litigation cases and mailed payments;
Delivered documents to the Minister of National Defence and Deputy Minister for signature;
Responded to inquires on behalf of the Director of Claims and Civil Litigation;
Liaised with government departments and litigators on civil litigation files;
Ran reports for the Director using iCase (Time compliance, Contingent Liability, Legal Risk, Open cases)
Managed project timelines and resources with Microsoft Project;
Drafted Standard Operating Procedures for the unit
MINISTÈRE DE LA DÉFENSE NATIONALE, "Le choix d'être jugé par procès sommaire ou devant une cour martiale : guide à l'intention des accusés et des officiers désignés pour les aider", Ottawa: Ministère de la défense nationale, 1997, document cité par Paul Cormier, dans "La Justice militaire canadienne: le procès sommaire est-il conforme à l'article 11(d) de la Charte canadienne des droits et libertés?", (2000) 45 McGill Law Journal 209-262 à la p. 215, note 21;
MINISTÈRE DE LA DÉFENSE NATIONALE, Communiqué de presse, "Rapport du JAG [Brigadier-général Jerry Pitzul] sur les premiers mois de la réforme du système judiciaire", 30 ami 2000; disponible à http://cnrp.ccnmatthews.com/news/releases/show.jsp?action=showRelease&actionFor=346883&searchText=false&showText=all (vérifié le 10 juin 2013); note: "Communiqué de presse transmis par le fil de presse CCN -- un service D'ITG pour défense nationale";
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___________Wlliam Petrie Graduate Student Library Scholarship Essay Contest Jonathan Minnes, available at https://dspace.library.uvic.ca/bitstream/handle/1828/6826/Minnes_Jonathan_PetrieWinner_2015.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y (accessed 10 August 2016);
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Advocate General's crosshairs", Global News, 13 March 2015
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(accessed 14 March 2015);
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the Honourable Mr. Justice Edmond P. Blanchard, Chief Justice,
Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, 4 November 2011.
Letter from the Honourable Mr. Justice Edmond P. Blanchard, to
MGen Blaise Cathcart, Judge Advocate General, 21 November 2011
Letter from Justice Létourneau to Chief Justice Edmond P. Blanchard,
20 December 2011
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2002) 27(2) LawNow
42-43; available at http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0OJX/is_2_27/ai_n25039309/
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MITCHELL, Paul T., "Military Education at Canadian Forces College", (2017) 17(4) Journal of Military and Strategic Studies 84-102; available at http://jmss.org/jmss/index.php/jmss/article/view/700 (accessed 7 August 2017);
...the six month National Security Studies Programme and the three month Advanced Military Studies Programme (AMSP) morphed
into a single yearlong National Security Programme (NSP). It has continued with the development of the Advanced Joint Warfighting
Studies (AJWS) stream to the Joint Command and Staff Programme (JCSP). (at p. 84)
The NSP emerged out of a decision to amalgamate the two senior-most professional military education (PME) programmes in the CAF into
a single, ten-month long programme. As part of that decision, the curriculum of the former three month long AMSP had to be both up-dated
and transformed into a thirteen-class course capable of being accredited as a graduate level course for a Masters of Public Affairs degree offered
by Royal Military College.4 ...
4 The role of graduate level learning in senior PME [professional military education] programmes was mandated by the Minister of National
Defence, the honorable Douglas Young in response to the Blue Ribbon Committee reports issued after the Somalia debacle. On the basis of
this report, an educational revolution was launched at CFC, which is the subject of a related but different story. Since that report, the JCSP
as well as the NSP have been required by Armed Forces Council to be taught at the graduate level. See:CANFORGEN106/08 CMP 042/08 061754Z JUN 08;
CANFORGEN 064/08 CMP 026/08 031905Z APR 08. (at p. 85 with footnote 4).
MOFINA, Rick, "Ombudsman fires salvo at military police - Evidence 'withheld' from investigations", The Ottawa Citizen, Saturday, June 2, 2001, p. A6;
MOCK, Karen R., "The Somalia Inquiry: What Does It Have to Do with US? Focus on Human Rights" (winter 1996) 30(2) Canadian Social Studies 53-55;
Explores the recent scandal concerning Canadian paratroopers' conduct during the United Nations relief and peacekeeping efforts.
Three soldiers from an elite commando unit tortured and murdered an unarmed Somali teenager. Government investigation of this
incident has focused on racist ideology, socialization of recruits, and chain-of-command responsibility. (MJP)
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Percival (Price) John Montague was born in Dunville, Ontario on 10 November 1882, son of Dr. W. H. Montague and Angelina Furry. He was educated
at Upper Canada College, the University of Toronto and Osgoode Hall. He was called to the Ontario and Manitoba Bars in 1907. He joined the firm of Pitblado,
Hoskin, Montague and Drummond Hay in 1913 and took a leave to serve in the First World War.
Price Montague married Anne Isabel Fletcher (1885-1940), also from Ontario, and the couple had two daughters together, Eleanor (1908-2001) and Anne
(known as Nancy) (1911-2001). Eleanor later married Karl Wintemute (1903-1989) and Nancy married Ernest Moncrieff (1908-2000).
Price Montague enlisted for service in the First World War on 1 February 1915. He attained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and by 1917 was Assistant Adjutant (A. A.)
and Quartermaster General (Q. M. G.) in the 2nd Canadian Division.
After the war, Montague returned to Winnipeg and his legal career although he also continued his military involvement. He was the Commanding Officer of the Fort
Garry Horse from 1920 to 1923 and of the 6th Mounted Brigade from 1928 to 1936. He was made King's Counsel in 1928 and then was appointed a Court of King's
Bench judge in 1932. In the 1930s Montague was also the Chief Commissioner of the Manitoba Board of Review for the Farmers' Creditors Arrangement Act.
At the outbreak of the Second World War Montague was posted to Canadian Military Headquarters in London where he served as Quartermaster General and then
as Judge Advocate-General. He was later Chief of Staff and attained the rank of Lieutenant-General. Montague was the highest ranking Manitoba serviceman in
the Second World War.
In 1945 Montague returned to Winnipeg and to the Manitoba Bench. In 1951 he was appointed to the Court of Appeal. He retired in 1959.
Price Montague died at the Deer Lodge Military Hospital on 11 June 1966 and was buried with full military honours.
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This thesis focuses on the Merchant Navy’s redress campaign and appraises
shifting government attitudes towards the mariners in veterans’ legislation. It traces the
wartime experience of the mariners and discusses their postwar treatment. By examining
the factors that contributed to the mariners’ initial exclusion as veterans, this study sheds
light on the complex process whereby the state evaluates and then reassesses what is
owed to those who serve. It demonstrates that concepts of “veteranhood” are fluid, and,
that in the case of the Merchant Navy, once neglected wartime narratives can be
reincorporated into the nation’s military past. In the case of the Merchant Navy, renewed
public engagement with Canada’s social memory of its involvement in two world wars
helped the merchant seamen find an audience willing to validate their claims. This study
of Merchant Navy redress serves as an exploration into the nature of the state-veteran
MORCHAIN, Major G., "L'appui aux pouvoirs civils"
(février-mars 1971) 7(2) Sentinelle 1-14; this
article should also be available in English; note Sentinel:
magazine of the Canadian Forces (in English) or Sentinelle:
revue des Forces canadiennes (French) was a periodical
magazine of the Canadian Forces published under the authority of
the Chief of the Defence Staff; periodical existed 1965-1994, see
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12-64; see in particular pp. 12-23 to 12-26 for Professor Morel's
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Jean Morin, à droite, reçoit le prix de bénévole de l'année
2015-2016 des Amis du Musée canadien de la guerre, de Linda
Colwell et Stephen Quick
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5 : La loyauté », (1997), La Citadelle, vol.33 n°2 (avril)
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become the unit's commanding officer. In his closing submission, defence lawyer Major Dave McNairn said the two cadets are not credible
witnesses, each with motives to destroy Cotton's military career. ....© ProQuest LLC All rights reserved
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___________ Histoire militaire du Canada, nouvelle édition rev. et
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129-152, ISBN: 0133115496; very important contribution to the subject;
___________"The Supreme Penalty: Canadian Deaths by Firing Squad
in the First World War", (1972) 79 Queen's
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Chief Judge Pamela Williams Donalee Moulton
MOULTON, Donalee, "Court pilot program for veterans will expand nationally", The Lawyer's Daily, 15 May 2017; available at https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/3729/court-pilot-program-for-veterans-will-expand-nationally (accessed 11 July 2017);
Nova Scotia’s mental health court is intended to provide a collaborative environment where therapeutic and restorative practices are used
to help people struggling with mental health and addictions issues. Context is taken into account. In the case of military personnel, the
circumstances of their arrest is often a consequence of serving their country. “Most of these people have not been in and out of the
criminal justice system,” noted Chief Judge Williams. “This is as a result of their military service.”
MOWAT, H.M., "The Law and the Soldier", (1898) 18 The
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from a paper delivered before the Canadian Military Institute,
Toronto", p. 97;
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- Recipient of the 2014 Leslie C Green Veterans Scholarship, see ccil-ccdi.ca/leslie-c-green and testimonialThe Leslie C Green Veterans Scholarship is a $2,000 scholarship to be awarded to a CanadianForces veteran entering or pursuing first year legal studies at the JD or LLB level at a Canadian
law school. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable interest in international humanitarian
law. This interest may be reflected in past activities or future career plans. Preference will be given
to candidates whose past activities and future career plans suggest an intent and ability to make an
active contribution to the development of international humanitarian law. Consideration will also be
given to the caliber of the candidate’s academic and professional record.
- Linked In
- CFAO 9-62:
MILITARY DENTAL, LEGAL, MEDICAL, CHAPLAIN AND PHARMACY TRAINING PLANS (I do not know if this CFAO is still in force and has been amended see http://web.archive.org/web/20131220192725/http://www.admfincs.forces.gc.ca/cfa-oaf/index-eng.asp)
- On 3 October 2017, I was informed by 2Lt Mujtabah that he has completed his JD degree and is now articling at a firm in Victoria.
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MURIEL McQUEEN FERGUSON CENTRE FOR FAMILY VIOLENCE and Resolve
Violence and Abuse Reserach Centre, Report on the Canadian
Forces Response to Woman Abuse in Military Families [electronic resource] / prepared by
the Family Violence and the Military Community research
teams of the Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for Family Violence
Research at the University of New Brunswick and the
RESOLVE Violence and Abuse Research Centre at the University of
Manitoba Canadian forces' response to woman abuse in
military families [electronic resource] Family
violence and the military community [electronic resource],
Fredericton, N.B. : Muriel McQueen Fergusson Centre for
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MURPHY, Brian, "Military law course is a unique offering for non-military students", (19 August 2005) 25(14) The Lawyers Weekly 12; available at http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/index.php?section=article&articleid=138 (accessed on 15 July 2008); law course, University of Alberta, Alberta Law School; Mr. Brian Murphy is an ex JAG officer; available at http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/articles/138 (accessed 15 August 2016);
MURPHY, Lindsay, DND/CF LA and Bob Smith, Assoc DGPFSS, "Everything you wanted to know about NPP...but were afraid to ask An NPP Primer", Base and Wing Commanders and Chief Warrant Officers Conference, 27 April 2010, 22 slides, available at http://slideplayer.com/slide/6385877/ (accessed 21 December 2015);
MURPHY, Ray, "A Comparative Analysis of the Municipal Legal Basis for Canadian and Irish Participation in United Nations Forces", (1999) 38 Military Law and Law War Review 163;
___________"International humanitarian law training for multinational peace support operations -- lessons from experience", 31-12-2000 Article, International Review of the Red Cross, No. 840, available at http://www.icrc.org/eng/resources/documents/misc/57jqtg.htm (accessed on 21 December 2011);
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Prof Ray Murphy
___________"Legal Framework of UN Forces and Issues of Command and
Control of Canadian and Irish Forces", (1999) 4(1) Journal of Conflict and Security Law
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___________UN Peacekeeping in
Lebanon, Somalia and Kosovo: operational and legal issues
Cambridge University Press, 2007, xv, 375 p.; read a few pages at https://books.google.ca/books?id=0-AAP1TqkkIC&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false (accessed 15 September 2017);
___________"United Nations Peacekeeping in Lebanon and Somalia,
and the Use of Force", (2003) 8(1) Journal of Conflict and
Security Law 71-99;
The article analyzes the use of force in traditional peacekeeping operations, and second‐generation peace enforcement operations.
It examines two operations in particular, UNIFIL in south Lebanon, and the UN operations in Somalia. Although both missions had
different purposes, it is surprising how the interpretation of the rules of engagement (ROE) and the right to resort to force in self‐defence
were dependent on subjective variables. In the case of Somalia, once the operation was approved under chapter VII, this had a significant
impact on how commanders viewed their role. In the case of UNIFIL, early confrontation with armed groups set a precedent that to a large
extent determined the nature and extent of force used by the peacekeeping force thereafter. However, in the case of both operations, the
actual wording of the relevant Security Council resolutions was remarkably vague. This in turn influenced the application of the ROE,
which by their very nature lent themselves to either restrictive or expansive interpretations. The publication of the Brahimi Report, and
the report on events that led to the fall of Srebrenica, have questioned the traditional response of UN forces to the use of force and advocated
the formulation of a more robust doctrine. The experience of UN forces in Somalia and Lebanon shows that the non‐use of force except
in self‐defence principle has proved controversial and difficult to apply in practice, not least because of its correlation to the other
characteristics, especially the need to maintain impartiality.
(source: http://jcsl.oxfordjournals.org/content/8/1/71.abstract?sid=be9f35b0-fed1-4131-80ea-5f98241d5e5e, accessed 2 February 2015)
MURPHY, REX, CBC commentator, "Operation Snatch Niggers Pt. 1", You Tube, available at http://player.mashpedia.com/player.php?ref=mashpedia&q=R4od_5pXmbg (accessed on 28 August 2016); on the Airborne Regiment (Somalia Affair);
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NADEAU, Phyllis, "The Court Martial Case", (2004) 1 Les actualités JAG Newsletter 24-25;
NADEAU, Phyllis, "Procédure de la cour martiale", (2004) 1 Les actualités JAG Newsletter 25-26;
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NALUWAIRO, Ronald, "Military courts and human rights: A critical
analysis of the compliance of Uganda's military justice with the
right to an independent and impartial tribunal", (2012) 12 African
Human Rights Law Journal 448-469; deals with Canadian law;
available at http://www.ahrlj.up.ac.za/images/ahrlj/2012/ahrlj_vol12_no2_2012_ronald_naluwairo.pdf
(accessed 25 May 2015);
___________Military justice, human rights and the law: an appraisal of the right to a fair trial in Uganda’s military justice system, A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Laws), Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, November 2011, 338 leaves; discusses Canadian law; availablde at http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/18467/1/Naluwairo_3308.pdf (accessed 21 January 2018);
Any system or tribunal that exercises judicial power in a democratic society must comply with certain minimum standards for the administration
of justice. In international human rights law, these standards are embedded in the right to a fair trial which undoubtedly is the most important
prerequisite for ensuring justice in the adjudication of cases. This thesis examines the extent to which Uganda's military justice system complies
with the right to a fair trial. It questions the competence, independence and impartiality of Uganda's military tribunals and generally casts strong
doubt on the country's current military justice system to administer fair justice according to the minimum international human rights standards.
It is argued that despite attempts at reform, Uganda's military justice system is still largely stuck in its historical origins and falls far too short of
complying with the country's international human rights obligations concerning the right to a fair trial.
The thesis points out areas that require reform and provides recommendations which can help to make Uganda's military justice system compliant
with the country's international human rights obligations concerning the right to a fair trial, in particular the right to a fair and public hearing by a
competent, independent and impartial tribunal. Ensuring that the administration of military justice complies with the right to a fair trial is not only
an international obligation which Uganda is obliged to fulfill, but could also help it to achieve effective and sustained military discipline - which is
the main reason advanced for the existence of military justice as a separate system of administration of justice.
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NATIONAL ARCHIVES (UK), "Canadian Expeditionary Force: death sentence C.M.s, officers' G.C.M.s and F.G.C.M.s, and other ranks' G.C.M.s", date: 1915-1919; held by the National Archives at KEW, see http://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C1026693 (accessed 7 September 2017);
___________"Nominal roll of other ranks in the Overseas Military Forces of Canada and the Canadian Expeditionary Force who were tried by district courts martial, 1 March-30 June 1915."; available at http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/pathways/firstworldwar/service_records/p_district.htm (accessed 10 November 2017);
NATIONAL DEFENCE, Canadian Forces 101 for Civilians, 163 p.; available at https://www.familyforce.ca/sites/London/EN/Documents/CF-101%20for%20Civilians%20EN.pdf (accessed 25 September 2016);
NATIONAL DEFENCE, The Future Security Environment 2013-2040, Winnipeg: Chief of Force Development, 2014, xvii, 182 p., ISBN 978-1-100-24665-9, NDID # A-FD-005-001/AF-003; available at http://publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2015/mdn-dnd/D4-8-2-2014-eng.pdf (accessed 1 January 2018); aussi publié en français: L’environnement de la sécurité de l’avenir 2013-2040;
Future Conflict and the Law
The CAF will always conduct operations under the principle of the rule of law. This is the
lynchpin to establishing and maintaining legitimacy for military operations. For the CAF,
the rule of law includes both domestic legislation and such laws as prescribed under any
international agreements to which Canada is a party, including internationally agreed
upon LOAC. In addition, the behaviour of Western forces is often influenced by similar
moral and ethical codes and beliefs. However, as noted in Chapter One, the application
of international law is often a function of perceptions of a state’s power. Thus, as has
been true for much of the past century or so, there can be no assurance that states will
abide by the LOAC or interpret those laws in a manner similar to that of Western
states. Moreover, given the frequency with which non-state or sub-state actors are
encountered as adversaries and given the array of international laws, the interpretation
of those laws, and possible enforcement options, legal considerations and dilemmas
will increasingly affect the conduct of military operations in the future.117
The legal constraints under which states operate may be exploited by state, non-
state and sub-state adversaries to their advantage militarily, politically, and for
propagandistic purposes.118 All bodies of law evolve over time. Societal norms,
technological change, and other factors all help to spur legal thinking meant to
assure the safety and security of the public. Warfare is no different. For example,
vigorous legal and public debates over such security and defence issues as the rights
of captured non-state belligerents, the parameters of what might constitute an
act of war in the cyber domain, and consideration of what constitutes a proper
balance between security, freedom, and the requirement for adequate anti-terrorism
measures are recent examples of the normal process by which Western legal thought
evolves. The changing characteristics of warfare and the normal process by which
legal thought evolves will, as in the past, continue to affect how the CAF and its
allies prosecute campaigns. It should be expected that subtle and more fundamental
changes to the broad body of law that guides military activities will occur as
Canada’s legal system and legislators strive to balance the protection of Canadians
and Canada from aggressors, with the requirement to protect Canadian rights and
values, universal human rights and uphold the legitimacy of international law.119
Similarly, new and evolving military capabilities will require ongoing analysis to
ensure that they are in compliance with applicable Canadian and international law
and may suggest the need for the development of new laws. The increased use of
armed UAVs is one such capability currently generating much legal debate.120 As
noted in Chapter 3, a further challenge to existing law is the trend towards greater
autonomy in the unmanned armed systems. The major moral, ethical, and legal
issues are related to whether a ‘human-in-the-loop’ is a necessary permanent check
and balance on autonomous systems to ensure that such systems “discriminate
sufficiently between combatants and non-combatants.”121
Thus, dealing with the legal issues sure to be encountered on future operations
will require concerted efforts on the part of the CAF to ensure the Office of the
Judge Advocate General is positioned to proactively deliver and, where required,
coordinate whole of government advice on emerging military and security legal
issues.122 Furthermore, there is no guarantee that any future adversary will abide
by, or interpret international laws regarding conflict in a similar manner to how the
CAF or any of Canada’s traditional allies might. Therefore, while the CAF will rightly
always operate with full consideration of the moral, ethical, and legal implications of
its activities such constraints may not be shared by Canada’s adversaries.
67 The provision of legal advice to political and military leadership at the
strategic and operational levels in real-time will be required to facilitate effective
military operations in the future. Achieving this requires the Judge Advocate
General to maintain a high level of expertise in all areas of military law to ensure
the delivery of responsive force-enabling legal advice and to influence the shaping'
of domestic and international legal frameworks to facilitate CAF, Departmental
and Governmental mission success.
68 The military institution will need to remain aware of the legal implications
of new technologies as they are considered for integration into the CAF capability
69 Continued education, professional development, and training in the LoAC
by CAF personnel and deploying civilian representatives of the GoC are necessary
for the conduct of effective operations.
117 See for example The Commission for the Examination of the Events of the 2006 Campaign in Lebanon
(The Winograd Commission), The Second Lebanon War, Final Report, Vol. 1. January 2008. See in particular
pp. 468-483. The phenomenon of countries operating under so-called ‘universal jurisdiction’ regarding alleged
war crimes is one such example.
118 Winograd Commission, p. 478-480.
119 The conclusions of the Winograd commission in this regard are as applicable to Canada as they
are to Israel. Indeed, it can be argued that this is one of the fundamental considerations of legal thought
in democratic states. See Winograd Commission, p. 480. The type of coordinated, proactive policy and
legislative efforts necessary in this regard would be very similar to those necessary to counter terrorist
activities as described in the Radicalization Key Topic above.
120 Frank Sauer and Niklas Schornig, “Killer Drones: The ‘silver bullet’ of democratic warfare? Security
Dialogue, 2012, Vol. 43, No. 4, p.374.
121 Sauer and Schörnig, Killer Drones, p. 374.
122 A conclusion reached by Israeli authorities in the commission investigating the conduct of the 2006
Lebanon War. See the Winograd Commission, pp. 478-483.
[pages 108-109 and 124 (footnotes)]
NATIONAL DEFENCE, Strong Secure Engaged, Canada's Defence Policy,
2017, 113 pages, ISBN: 978-0-660-08443-5; available at http://dgpaapp.forces.gc.ca/en/canada-defence-policy/docs/canada-defence-policy-report.pdf
(accessed 24 August 2017);
NATIONAL DEFENCE AND BOARD OF INQUIRY, "Board of Inquiry – Allegation of assault of a civilian by Afghan National Security Forces and the Canadian Forces response to such incidents (Redacted)", available at http://forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-boards-inquiry/ptsd-exec-summary.page (accessed 13 April 2016);
NATIONAL DEFENCE AND CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, Elizabeth Rolland-Harris, Elizabeth Cyr, Mark A. Zamorski, 2016 Report on Suicide Mortality in the Canadian Armed Forces (1995 to 2015), [Ottawa]: Surgeon General Report, Surgeon General Health Research Program, Surgeon General Document Number (SGR-2016-005), November 2016, 42 pages, complete document?, available at http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-health/report-on-suicide-mortality-caf-2016.page#references and http://www.forces.gc.ca/assets/FORCES_Internet/docs/en/about-reports-pubs-health/report-suicide-mortality-caf-2016.pdf (accessed 25 November 2016);
NATIONAL DEFENCE AND CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, "Charge against former JTF 2 soldier withdrawn", News Release / May 19, 2006 / Project number: NR-06.022, available at http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/news/article.page?doc=charge-against-former-jtf-2-soldier-withdrawn/hnocfoi4 (accessed 18 December 2017);
OTTAWA – Captain (Navy) Holly MacDougall, the Canadian Forces Director of Military Prosecutions (DMP), has withdrawn the charge of desertion, an offence under section 88 of the National Defence Act, against former Sergeant Montgomery Paisley. Sgt. Paisley was the member of Joint Task Force 2 (JTF 2) who left his unit in July of 2003 and was absent until he turned himself in at the Canadian embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, in April of 2005.
The DMP decision to withdraw the charge was based on a consideration of the public interest, which balanced the nature of the offence and the public interest in prosecuting the charge against recently-provided evidence that the accused suffered at the time of the offence (and continues to suffer) from a major depressive disorder. Had the matter proceeded to court martial, the central issue would have been the mental health of the accused and his level of criminal responsibility.
After a review of materials provided by Sgt. Paisley’s defence counsel, including psychological test results and opinions, and having further consulted with other mental health professionals in respect of those materials, the DMP decided that the public interest does not require prosecution of this matter and that Sgt Paisley’s conduct may adequately be addressed through administrative processes and within the medical domain.
The CF National Investigation Service charged Sgt. Paisley with the National Defence Act offences of desertion, absence without leave and stealing on April 15, 2005, after escorting him back to Canada from Thailand. Following review by a military prosecutor, DMP determined that he should be tried by a court martial on a single count of desertion.
NATIONAL DEFENCE AND CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, "Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Meets with Judge Advocate General", Image Gallery, Article/ June 9, 2015; available at http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/news/article.page?doc=her-majesty-queen-elizabeth-ii-meets-with-judge-advocate-general/iaiiotep (accessed on 25 October 2015); also published in French/aussi publié en français à http://www.forces.gc.ca/fr/nouvelles/article.page?doc=sa-majeste-la-reine-elizabeth-ii-rencontre-le-juge-avocat-general/iaiiotep;
Major-General Blaise Cathcart, Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces, on June 5th, 2015, was granted the Canadian
Forces Legal Branch’s first audience with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who serves as their Colonel-in-Chief. Major-General Cathcart,
along with Sir Graham Day, Colonel Commandant of the Canadian Forces Legal Branch, presented Her Majesty with a Legal Branch
membership coin and a plaque of the Legal Branch Crest, while also updating her on the affairs of the Branch.
Legal Branch coins are presented to Legal Officers upon their qualification, and are consecutively numbered to indicate the order of entry
into the Branch. The coin presented to Her Majesty carried the inscription “Regina,” to indicate her status within the Legal Branch. The coin
contained the Branch motto, “Fiat Justitia”, often translated as “let justice prevail” or “let right be done”. This motto is also a reference to a
ruling made by King Edward VII in 1910, and serves as a link between the Canadian Forces Legal Branch and the Royal Family.
[Here is the LIST of the 306 JAG Officers who have received a JAG coin; list obtained Access to Information Act letter, file A-2016-01294,
dated 7 December 2016]
Le 5 juin 2015, le major-général Blaise Cathcart, juge-avocat général des Forces armées canadiennes, s’est vu accorder la première audience pour
la Branche des services juridiques des Forces canadiennes avec Sa Majesté la reine Elizabeth II, qui est leur colonel en chef. Le major-général Cathcart,
en compagnie de Sir Graham Day, colonel commandant de la Branche des services juridiques des Forces armées canadiennes, a remis à Sa Majesté un
médaillon et une plaque arborant l’insigne de la Branche des services juridiques, et l’a entretenue des affaires courantes de la Branche.
Les médaillons de la Branche des services juridiques sont remis aux avocats militaires une fois qualifiés et admis au sein de la Branche; ils portent un
numéro de série afin d’indiquer l’ordre d’adhésion. Le médaillon remis à Sa Majesté portait l’inscription « Regina » pour indiquer son statut au sein
de la Branche des services juridiques, ainsi que la devise de la Branche, « Fiat Justitia », souvent traduite par « Que justice soit faite ». Cette devise
renvoie également à une décision rendue par le roi Edward VII en 1910 et sert de lien entre la Branche des services juridiques des Forces canadiennes
et la famille royale.
[Voici la LISTE des 306 officiers du JAG qui ont reçus le jeton JAG; cette liste a été obtenue par une demande de la Loi sur l'Accès à l'information,
lettre, dossier A-2016-01294, datée le 7 décembre 2016]
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NATIONAL DEFENCE AND THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES, "Quebec Region Update - April 2015. LCdr Russel, Guest of Honour Laval University’s Faculty of Law"/"Des nouvelles de la région du Québec - Avril 2015. Le Capc Russel : invité d’honneur de la faculté de droit de l’Université Laval";
On March 17, Lieutenant-Commander Anthony Russel, Deputy Judge Advocate, spoke at a conference organized by the Clinic of International Criminal
and Humanitarian Law at Laval University in Montréal. In the morning, LCdr Russel presented on the CAF Code of Conduct for international operations.
He then joined Julia Grignon, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, to give a course to Masters students on the law of armed conflict, specifically the
CAF’s targeting doctrine. In an interactive fashion, Lt.Col. Russel covered the fundamental principles of targeting, the role of the deployed legal officer,
targeting methods, legitimate objectives and the rules of engagement as well as the fundamental rules of targeting. (source: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/
news/article.page?doc=quebec-region-update-april-2015/i8oa1nfm, accessed 14 March 2017)
Le Capitaine de corvette Anthony Russel, juge-avocat adjoint Montréal, était présent une conférence-midi organisée par la Clinique de droit international
pénal et humanitaire de l’Université Laval. En cette occasion, le Capc Russel a présenté le code de conduite des FAC dans le cadre d'opérations internationales.
Puis, durant l’après-midi, il s’est joint au cours de Julia Grignon, professeure adjointe à la faculté de droit, pour animer une séance de formation portant sur le
droit des conflits armés: « l'égérie » de la doctrine de ciblage des FAC. De manière interactive, il a énoncé des principes fondamentaux à connaître en matière
de ciblage, a présenté le rôle de l'avocat militaire déployé, a expliqué ce qu'est le ciblage, a parlé des méthodes de ciblage, a défini ce qu'est un objectif légitime,
a abordé les règles d'engagement (ce qu'elles sont, leur rôle dans le ciblage, qui les adopte et les promulgue) et a expliqué les règles fondamentales du ciblage.
(Source: http://www.forces.gc.ca/fr/nouvelles/article.page?doc=des-nouvelles-de-la-region-du-quebec-avril-2015/i8oa1nfm, visité le 14 mars 2017)
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___________"Board of Inquiry into Command, Control, and Leadership of Combat [in Bosnia]", Backgrounder / January 19, 1997 / Project number: BG-97-009, available at http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/news/article.page?doc=board-of-inquiry-into-command-control-and-leadership-of-canbat-2/hnlhlx39 (accessed 14 December 2016); research note: see the "The Thomas Report", Backgrounder / January 17, 1997 / Project number: BG-97.006, availabhle at http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/news/article.page?doc=the-thomas-report/hnlhlx2z (accessed 14 December 2016);
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CDS Message: Mr. Russell Williams
4. With the conviction and sentencing completed, and following my recommendation, the Governor General has revoked his commission,
an extraordinary and severe decision that may constitute a first of its kind in Canadian history.
5. Further, the following actions will now be taken:
A. Stripping Mr. Williams of his medals
B. Termination and recovery of his pay from the date of arrest
C. Denial of severance pay; and
D. His prompt release from the CF under “service misconduct” – which is the most serious release item possible.
6. As a consequence of his release from the CF for “service misconduct” and of the revocation of his commission, Mr. Williams no longer
possesses a rank as a member of the CF.
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NAUTICAPEDIA, THE, Notes on Peter Richard Partner, available at nauticapedia.ca/dbase/Query/Biolist3.php?name=Partner,%20Peter%20Richard&id=15364&Page=1&input=Partner,%20Peter%20Richard (accesed on 31 May 2012);
NAUMETZ, Tim, "Drapeau, Létourneau push to update military justice, say military members deprived of Charter freedoms", The Hill Times on Line, Tuesday, 29 November 2011, available at http://www.hilltimes.com/news/politics/2011/10/21/drapeau-l%C3%A9tourneau-push-to-update-military-justice-say-military-members/28536 (accessed on 29 November 2011);
___________"Feds should've consulted international law experts before invoking UN Charter's article 51 against ISIL in Syria, says critics", The Hill Times on Line, Tuesday, 26 March 2015, available at http://www.hilltimes.com/news/2015/03/26/feds-shouldve-consulted-international-law-experts-before-invoking-un-charters-article-51/41539 (accessed on 29 November 2011);
The government’s top military lawyer, whose advice Defence Minister Jason Kenney cited to argue unilateral Canadian air strikes against Islamic
State militants in Syria would be legal, has served a three-year stint as legal adviser for Canada’s top-secret JTF2 commando unit and provided the
legal advice for 13 counter-terrorism and special operations missions, his Canadian Armed Forces biography states.
But despite Mr. Cathcart’s top-echelon role in military strategy and operations—as well as his position as the chief legal adviser on military law for
Governor General David Johnston, Mr. Kenney (Calgary Southeast, Alta.) and the Department of National Defence—experts on international law
question the government’s apparent decision to depend exclusively on Mr. Cathcart’s legal counsel. They say the government should also perhaps
obtain advice from international law experts at the Department of Justice and Foreign Affairs to make a decision that includes major risks and,
considering Canada’s fractional contribution to the air war against ISIL, will not significantly increase the country’s impact in the war against the
so-called Islamic State.
NDP, NDP Press Releases, "New Democrats call for modernization at
the Department of National Defence", 18 February 2010, available
(accessed on 18 March 2012);
The creation of the position of Inspector General was one of
the recommendations of the Somalia Commission of Inquiry and has
identified by some as a possible solution to the Afghan detainee issue.
“The appointment of a civilian Judge Advocate General would be
a first in Canadian history, although Britain and Australia have
this for some time,” said Dewar. “Questions have been raised about the legal advice given on the detainee issue. Drawing on experience
from beyond the military and outside the chain of command would increase confidence on the part of members of the military and Canadians.”
NPD, NPD Communiqués, "Plaidoyer du NPD en faveur de la modernisation du Ministère de la défense", 18 février 2010, disponible à http://www.npd.ca/article/plaidoyer-npd-faveur-modernisation-minist-re-d-fense (visité le 18 mars 2012);
La création du poste d’inspecteur général était une des
recommandations contenues dans le Rapport de la Commission
d’enquête sur la
Somalie et a aussi été identifié comme une des pistes de solutions possible dans le dossier du transfert des détenus afghans.
« La nomination d’un Juge-avocat général civil serait une
première dans l’histoire canadienne mais pas une première dans
possédant un régime parlementaire britannique », a pour sa part confirmé Paul Dewar. « Des questions ont été soulevées concernant
les avis légaux présentés par le Juge-avocat général dans l’affaire des détenus afghans. En faisant appel à lune expertise légale située
à l’extérieur de la chaîne de commandement militaire permettrait d’accroître la confiance de tous envers l’institution militaire.
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Toronto: Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies, Toronto, 2000, x, 267 p., ISBN: 0919769950; also published in Ottawa: OPDP 2020, Department of National Defence, 1999, 20 p. (series ; OPD research paper; no 01)
Prior to leaving British Columbia I was commissioned as an officer in the Canadian Forces and came to Ontario as a lawyer
for the Judge Advocate General. My role was as a legal advisor to the chain of command of the Canadian Forces on such
issues as military justice, criminal law, administrative law, contracts and general law.
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This provocative documentary uncovers a lost chapter in Canadian military history: how the Armed Forces dealt with homosexual
behaviour among soldiers, during and after World War II. A group of veterans break their silence after more than 60 years. We hear
from five men, barely adults when they enlisted. From the sexual timidity of the 1930s, when homosexual behaviour 'was even more
unmentionable than cancer,' spring these stories of sexual awakening amidst the brutality of war. Soldiers and officers who depended
upon one another for survival accepted each other's differences. Initially, the Army overlooked homosexual activity, but as the war
advanced, they began to crack down: military tribunals, threats of imprisonment, discharge and public exposure. After the war, officers
accused of homosexuality were discharged. Back home in Canada, reputations and careers were ruined. For the young men who had
served their country with valour, this final chapter was often too much to bear. Interviews are skilfully woven with archival footage
and rare photographs. Open Secrets is based on the Paul Jackson book, Courting Homosexuals in the Military. Open Secrets was
produced as part of the Reel Diversity Competition for emerging filmmakers of colour. Reel Diversity is a National Film Board of
Canada initiative in partnership with CBC Newsworld.
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Members will remember Erik as the guest speaker at our final reunion September 2000. Erik did his first tour on 101 RAF Sqdn.
It was a Special Duties Sqdn conducting "Airborne Cigar" operations while carrying out the same duties as other A/C in the
Bomber Stream. There were a good number of Canadian Members of the RCAF on 101. Post war Erik graduated from Dalhousie
Law School and applied to enlist in the Judge Advocate General’s Branch of the RCAF. He was not accepted due to a bureaucratic
Erik practiced law in the Yukon, was elected Member of Parliament, became Minister of National Defence, and Deputy Prime Minister.
From rejection to HEAD MAN. Now that is class!
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Noël, Simon, 1947-, co-chief counsel for the Commission of Inquiry into the Deployment of Canadian Forces to
NOEL, Steve D., Canadian forces use of private security in
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July 1997) Esprit de Corps;
title noted in my research but document not consulted yet (21
It is difficult to know whether the Canadian Forces are capable, or willing, to take the Somalia Inquiry's recommendations as a blueprint to
begin rebuilding the once proud institutions that are the army, navy and air force. Given the open contempt that some members of the
Canadian Forces showed the Inquiry Commissioners and the concerted effort they made to delay handing over evidence, the prospects
of genuine reform seem slight. Even more suspect are the intentions of the Liberal government. The depth of cynicism the Liberals
demonstrated in dealing with the Inquiry and the public's right-to-know does not suggest a favourable finale to this shameful episode.
While editorial outrage swept across the nation in wake of the government's decision to close down the Inquiry before the Commissioners
could complete their mandate, Jean Chretien's backroom boys had correctly judged that Somalia was not going to become an election issue. …
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NOLAN, The Hon. Henry (Harry) Grattan, C.B.E., M.C., Q.C., 1895-1957:
The Honourable Henry Grattan (Harry) Nolan was born in Calgary, Alberta, on May 5, 1893. He graduated from the University of Alberta with a B.A. in 1914.
He fought in Europe during the First World War where he was wounded in Cambrai, France. In 1918 he received the Military Cross. In 1921 he graduated with
his second B.A. from Oxford University where he attended as a Rhodes Scholar. He was called to the English bar and bar of Alberta in 1922. After moving
back to Calgary, he practiced with the firm of Bennett, Hannah & Sanford. During the Second World War he was appointed deputy to the Canadian Army
Judge Advocate General. After the war, he was selected to be the Canadian prosecutor before the International Military Tribunal trying war criminals in the
Far East. For his war-time service, Justice Nolan was created Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1946. He was appointed to the Supreme
Court of Canada on March 1, 1956 where he served until his untimely death at the age of 64 on July 8, 1957.
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Biography / Administrative history
Henry G. Nolan, born in 1895 at Calgary, Alta., was educated at the University of Alberta and Oxford University. During World War I, he
served in the 49th Battalion and was awarded the Military Cross. He was called both to the Bar of England and to the Bar of Alberta in 1922
and practised law in R.B. Bennett's law firm. He enlisted in the Canadian Active Service Force in 1940 and was appointed Vice Judge Advocate
General, with the rank of Brigadier, 1944. In 1946, he was appointed Prosecutor for Canada before the International Military Tribunal for the Far
East. He was a Justice on the Supreme Court of Canada, 1956-1957.
See also: Encyclopedia Canadiana.
Scope and content
Fonds consists of correspondence consisting of letters of congratulations, letters of condolence and focusing on his career as Justice of the
Supreme Court Canada, 1936-1957, 1964, Newspaper clippings emphasizing the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, 1942-1957,
an issue of the American Bar Association Journal which contains the article "The Trial of Tojo", 1950. The fonds also contains photographs
depicting activities of the Brigadier H.G. Nolan, Prosecutor for Canada at the War Crimes Trials, International Military Tribunal for the Far
East, Tokyo, Japan, 1947-1948.
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NORRIS, Thomas Grantham, 1893-1976, senior legal officer during World War II:
Thomas Grantham Norris. In World War II he was a senior legal officer for the Canadian forces. He had a
partnership with Russell J.G. Richards, and later was appointed to the B.C. Supreme Court and B.C. Court
[source: https://www.rbs.ca/about-us/#0, accessed 20 October 2017]
Thomas Gratham Norris was born in Victoria, British Columbia. He articled with the law firm Barnard, Robertson and
Heisterman and was admitted to the B.C. bar in 1919. Norris practiced in Vernon and Kelowna as a lawyer for the Soldier
Settlement Board and later in private practice. He eventually moved to Vancouver and continued to work in private
practice until 1959 when he was appointed to the B.C. Supreme Court. In 1960 Norris was elevated to the B.C. Appeal
Court. In 1961 he also sat on the Canadian Court Martial Appeal Board as well as acting Deputy District Judge of the
Admiralty. Norris was president of the Kelowna and Vancouver Board of Trade, and president of the Vancouver Bar
Association. He also served as a Bencher of the Law Society from 1944 to 1957 and was elected Treasurer of the
Law Society of B.C. from 1957 to 1958.
From the description of Thomas Norris fonds. [ca. 1920-ca. 1974] (University of British Columbia Library). WorldCat record id: 606463148
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NORTH ATLANTIC TREATY ORGANIZATION, web site, http://www.nato.int/, accessed
on 11 June 2014;
___________"Careers at NATO--Legal", available at http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/102570.htm (accessed 4 December 2016);
The current 58 NATO legal offices located in 22 nations are staffed with civilian and military lawyers who provide advice on a large number of topics that require legal expertise.
Depending on the mission of the organisation they support, NATO legal advisors may work on actions involving public international law, private international law, administrative
law, intellectual property rights, the law of armed conflict and military operations, legal relations with host nations, personnel, cyber defence, air and space, maritime, contracting,
and procurement law.
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Need I remind anyone that, in the records alteration incidents at DND, senior officers including officials of the Judge Advocate
General’s office were informed that orders had been given to destroy records, yet no remedial action was taken by them. Only
after a whistle-blower went to a member of the media, who--in turn--came to the Information Commissioner’s office, was action
taken to inquire into the matter.
Over the course of Canada’s mission to Afghanistan, CAF
Legal Officers were deployed into that Theatre of Operations
on more than 100 occasions for tours of up to one year. These
numbers represent a significant proportion of the Office of
the Judge Advocate General, which is only formed of 160 Regular
Force Legal Officers and 55 Reservists. The Legal Office’s
commitment to the Afghanistan mission is even more
impressive when its concurrent contribution to other activities
is considered. From 2002 to 2013, up to 25% of the JAG Office’s
effective strength was deployed on international operations and
operational training exercises in any given year.In Afghanistan, legal advice was provided in several distinct
contexts. This included strategic advice to the Government of
Afghanistan, operational law advice to both conventional
military operations and special operations at the battle
group and unit levels, administrative law and military justice
advice to Provincial Reconstruction Teams, and mentoring
advice and training to those members of the Afghan justice
and law enforcement community tasked with being the boots
on the ground in the struggle to establish the rule of law in
Support for the mission in Afghanistan was also provided
by those Legal Officers based in Ottawa working from dedicated
groups within the Office of the Judge Advocate General who
assisted their colleagues in Afghanistan when particularly
specialized questions required detailed analysis by these subject
....With the continuing growth in the complexity of legal issues
arising from military operations, it is likely that the demand
for legal advice and services from Canada’s military lawyers
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, Defence Counsel Study Team,
Provision of Defence Counsel Services in the Canadian Forces:
Report of the Defence Study Team, Ottawa, Office of the
Judge Advocate General, 1997; not consulted yet, referred to by
McNairn, "The Canadian Forces' Criminal Law Firm: A Blueprint for
Independence", Part I, infra, p. 245; also referred
to by McDonald, R. Arthur, Canada's
Military Lawyers, infra,
at p. 165:
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, Military Justice
Handbook, [Ottawa?]: [Office of the Judge Advocate General],
1992?-?; [note the title might be instead: Courts Martial
Index of Canadian Forces or A Handbook for Military
Prosecutors] ; Research Note by François Lareau: I
consulted a copy of this document in the Acess to Information and
Privacy reading room at NDHQ, Ottawa on 24 April 1998; only part
of this publication was available but the index indicated that it
contained: - several indexes to courts martial by key word,
title and subjects (e.g.: defences, evidence, motions, pleas in
bar of trial; certain statutes; QR&Os, CFAOs); - indexes
to court martial appeals, e.g.: by topics, statutes, offences;
also a table of cases (alphabetical list and chronological list);
- prosecution practice notes and court martial opinions;
en anglais seulement; Note de recherche par François Lareau: J'ai consulté une copie de ce document dans la salle de lecture de l'Accès à l'information et protection des renseignements personnels, QGDF, Ottawa, le 24 avril 1998; seulement une partie de ce document était disponible mais l'index indiquait le contenu: - plusieurs index sur les cours martiales par mots-clés; titres et matières (par ex.: les moyens de défense; preuve, les requêtes, fins de non-recevoir, certaines lois, les ORFC, les OAFC); - des index pour la Cour d'appel des cours martiales du Canada, ex.: sujets, lois, infractions et aussi une table des arrêts (alphabétique et chronologique); - des notes de pratique pouite des opinions concernant les cours martiales;
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, Military Justice Materials: Sexual Offences and Sexual Harassment, online: DIN <http://jag.dwan.dnd.ca/training/publications/default_e.asp#SEXUALH>, as mentioned in Manual Administrative Law, 2008 at p. 23-5;
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, Military Rules of Evidence, Ottawa: Judge Advocate General Library, 2000?; copy at the JAG Library, Ottawa, call number KF 7628 M55; noted from (2000) 2 JAG Newsletter at p. 72; summary: "A collection of documents tracing the origin and development of the Military Rules of Evidence 1951-1990";
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, a multitude of
publications at the JAG
CABINET DU JUGE-AVOCAT GÉNÉRAL, une multitude de publications au site web du JAG
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, "Report on the discipline
survey: the development of a training and education strategy",
Ottawa: Office of the Judge Advocate General, May 1998, 55 p.;
obtained by François Lareau, Access to Information Act
Request, file A-2015-00565, 19 June 2015;
pp. 1-55; important document;
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, Service Estates & Elections, online: DIN DIN <http://jag.dwan.dnd.ca/estates_and_elections/default_e.asp>, mentioned in Manual Administrative Law, 2008 at p. 11-7;
OFFICE OF THE JUDGE ADVOCATE GENERAL, Summary Trial Working Group, Summary Trial Working Group Report, Ottawa, 2 March 1994, 2 volumes; François Lareau obtained a copy of these two volumes in two pdf files with Department of National Defence, Acess to Information and Privacy's letter dated 28 June 2012, file A-2012-00340 to François Lareau;
The Office of the DND/CF LA provides legal services on issues relating to:
Le Cabinet de la CJ MND/FC fournit des services juridiques se rapportant :
Description: For [Everett Boyle], who had spent much of his career disciplining enlisted soldiers, the grievance--if borne out by an investigation--could have
resulted in three charges against [Gary George]: conduct unbecoming an officer, abuse of authority and fraternization with a subordinate. But Boyle's rank did
not give him the authority to investigate officers. He took the grievance to base commander Col. Edward Jackson, who in turn passed it up the chain of command
to Maj.-Gen. Dave O'Blenis. (source: © ProQuest LLC All rights reserved, http://primo-pmtna01.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do
accessed 8 July 2016)
In a small ceremony in the courtroom located in the AJAG office, two naval lawyers were sworn into the practise of law in
Lt(N) Carl Monk and Lt(N) Mike Baker, who both attended law school under the Military Law Training
Plan, have passed their bar exams and finished their period as articled students. They took an oath and were sworn in as lawyers
on May 14, and are now legal officers within the Office of the JAG.
One of the most prominent debates over minority participation in the military has been whether or not inclusive policies would undermine operational effectiveness.
While the adoption of inclusive policy has tended to indicate that minority participation does not compromise effectiveness, the question has not yet been tested in
the context of transgender military service. In this paper, we conduct the first-ever assessment of whether policies that allow transgender troops to serve openly have
undermined effectiveness, and we ask this question in the context of the Canadian Forces (CF), which lifted its transgender ban in 1992 and then adopted more
explicitly inclusive policy in 2010 and 2012. Although transgender military service in Canada poses a particularly hard test for the proposition that minority inclusion
does not undermine organizational performance, our finding is that despite ongoing prejudice and incomplete policy formulation and implementation, allowing
transgender personnel to serve openly has not harmed the CF’s effectiveness. (source: http://afs.sagepub.com/content/41/2/243.abstract#aff-2, accessed 13 November 2015)
What motivated you to write this particular book? [Fighting the Legal Boundaries]
For a significant period following the 9/11 attacks until 2010, while serving first as the Deputy Judge Advocate General/Operations and
then as the Judge Advocate General, I was responsible for the provision of operational law advice regarding Canada’s air, sea, land and
Special Forces operations both overseas and in Canada. It quickly became evident to me that for the Canadian perspective to be properly
represented on the international stage, and to ensure our military operations were not improperly constrained, it was crucial for the Office
of the Judge Advocate General to engage in the strategic dialogue taking place regarding 21st Century conflict. In this endeavour I was
assisted by a group of very talented military lawyers, including a number of military colleges’ graduates. For me this engagement included
writing academic articles about operational law issues for publication in international law journals, and participation in working groups
with other State legal advisors, human rights advocates and academics. I have had articles published on a variety of subjects such as targeted
killing and proportionality, the interface between law enforcement and armed conflict, and the law applicable to terrorism and complex
security threats. A critique I wrote on the International Committee of the Red Cross’s interpretation of “direct participation in hostilities”
has been widely referred to in academic discussion. This latter concept establishes who qualifies as a lawful target during armed conflict,
and identifies which persons qualify for the protection of civilian status. My book represents post retirement continuation of that effort.
Capt(N) "Bert" Oliver served 28 years in the RCN and the CF, 21 years of which were in the Office of the JAG. His first years of naval service were
in coastal vessels, corvettes, frigates, and destroyers. He came to the Office of the JAG in 1951 and served in NDHQ, Halifax, Vancouver, Esquimalt,
Metz (France), and Edmonton. He attended NDC in Kingston and prior to taking his retirement in 1972 he was the Chief Judge Advocate for the CF.
Upon leaving the CF he assumed a position with the Law Reform Commission of Canada before being appointed a Provincial Court Judge in Calgary.
[He died 12 October 2000].
___________Our Criminal Courts, [Calgary(Alberta): H.G.
Oliver], 1995, ii, 7, 194, [Appendix 1, 11], [Appendix 2, 8]
pages, 28 cm., ISBN: 0969942109; copy at Library and Archives
Canada; copy at the Library of Parliament;
[Patrick Olson ]Former Director of Legal Affairs and Legal Adviser, NATO Headquarters, Brussels. The author was from 2010 through
early 2014 the principal legal adviser to then-Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, and the Organization's senior legal officer.
Colonel Olson joined the Canadian Forces in 1980 as a member of 25 Toronto Service Battalion, a Reserve unit. From 1982 to 1984,
he commanded the Military Police Platoon of that unit.
He transferred to the Regular Force in 1984, after graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School and being called to the Ontario Bar.
Colonel Olson served in the JAG Branch first as a member of the Defence Team and then in the Directorate of Law/Legislation,
Regulations and Orders. From 1986 to 1989, he served as Deputy Judge Advocate, Trenton. From 1989 to 1991, he served in the
Directorate of Personnel Legal Services.
In 1992/1993, Colonel Olson received post-graduate training at the University of Ottawa, earning a degree in Legislative Drafting.
In 1993, he served as a member of the UN War Crimes Investigation team in Croatia as a site leader for the excavation of a series of
From 1994 to 1999, Colonel Olson served as Director of the Law/Legislation, Superannuation and Finance directorate at NDHQ.
From 1999 to 2002, he served as Assistant Judge Advocate General in Toronto.
From September 2001 to January 2002, he deployed to Bosnia as legal advisor to SFOR HQ. In the spring of 2002, he was
posted to Ottawa as JAG Special Assistant.
In April 2003, he was promoted to Colonel and appointed to the position of Deputy Judge Advocate General/Human resources.
- A Systemic Review of Compensation Options for Ill and Injured Reservists (http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en/ombudsman-reports-stats-investigations-rfc/rfc-toc.page), February 2016;
- The Feasibility of Providing Periodic Health Assessments to All Primary Reservists (http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en/ombudsman-reports-stats-investigations-pha/pha-index.page), June 2015;
- An Investigation into the 1974 Valcartier Cadets Grenade Incident (http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en/ombudsman-reports-stats-investigations-valcartier/valcartier-index.page), June 2015;
- Boards of Inquiry: Families in Focus (http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en/ombudsman-reports-stats-investigations-boi/boards-of-inquiry.page), April 2015;
- Canadian Armed Forces best positioned to determine Public Service priority hiring for releasing members (http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en/ombudsman-reports-stats-investigations-priority-hiring/priority-hiring-index.page), January 2015;
- On the Homefront: Assessing the Well-being of Canada's Military Families in the New Millennium (http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en/ombudsman-reports-stats-investigations-military-families/military-families-index.page); November 2013;
- Preliminary Assessment: Joint Personnel Support Unit (http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en/ombudsman-news-events-media-letters/jpsu-ipsc.page), October 2013;
- An Examination of Canadian Forces Base Cold Lake (4 Wing) (http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en/ombudsman-reports-stats-investigations-cold-lake/cold-lake-index.page), July 2013;
- A Report Outlining the Delays in the Processing of Adjudications and Initial Authority Grievances by the Director General Compensation & Benefits (http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en/ombudsman-reports-stats-investigations-dgcb/index-dgcb.page), May 2013;
- Reserved Care: A Follow Up into the Treatment of Injured Reservists (http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en/ombudsman-reports-stats-investigations-reserved-care-follow-up/index.page), November 2012;
- Fortitude under Fatigue: Assessing the Delivery of Care for Operational Stress Injuries that Canadian Forces Members Need and Deserve (http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/en/ombudsman-reports-stats-investigations-fortitude/index.page), September 2013;
- The Canadian Forces Grievance Process: Making It Right for Those Who Serve
- A Long Road to Recovery: Battling Operational Stress Injuries
- Assessing the State of Mental Health Services at CFB Petawawa
- Reserved Care: An Investigation into the Treatment of Injured Reservists
- A Sniper's Battle - A Father's Concern
- Heroism Exposed: An Investigation into the Treatment of 1 Combat Engineer Regiment Kuwait Veterans (1991)
- The Canadian Face Behind the Recruiting Targets - A Review of the Canadian Forces Recruiting System: From Attraction to Enrolment
- For the Sake of Fairness: The Case of the Squadron Leader (Retired) Clifton Wenzel
- Overhauling Oversight: Ombudsman White Paper
- Making Things Right: Unfair Treatment by CF Grievance System
- Review of Board of Inquiry Examining Serious Injury
- When a Soldier Falls: Reviewing the Response to MCpl Rick Wheeler's Accidental Death
- From Tents to Sheets: An Analysis of the CF Experience with Third Location Decompression after Deployment
- Broken Promises : Complaints Concerning Meal Allowance For Extended Temporary Duty
- Complaints Concerning Chemical Agent Testing During World War II
- Unfair Deductions From SISIP Payments to Former CF Members
- Workplace Conflict at the Halifax Operational Trauma and Stress Support Centre
- Off the Rails: Crazy Train Float Mocks Operational Stress Injury Sufferers
- Follow-up Report Review of DND/CF Actions on Operational Stress Injuries
- Unfair Demand to Repay Overpayments Made Under the Forces Reduction Program
- Systemic Treatment of CF members with PTSD
- Allegations Against the Canadian Forces
- The Way Forward(January 1999)
OTTAWA — Civil liberties lawyer Paul Champ on Tuesday accused retired general Rick Hillier of "trivializing" torture when the country's former top
soldier compared Afghan detainees and inmates at Ontario's Millhaven penitentiary during testimony last month to a House of Commons committee.
Champ, representing Amnesty International and the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, and retired diplomat Gar Pardy, former head of
consular affairs, testified at an informal hearing of the committee looking into allegations that senior government and military officials turned a blind
eye to a risk of torture of detainees transferred into Afghan custody by Canadian military forces in 2006-07.
___________ biographical notes (includes notes on his wife also):Brigadier-General Reginald John ORDE, CBE, CD, KCJudge Advocate GeneralBorn: 15/05/1893 Toronto, Ontario
Married: 1919 Dorothy Cook No Children
Died: 03/06/1975 Ottawa, Ontario
06/01/1945 CBE Brigadier-General JAG
24/02/1945 Commander The Order of Orange Nassau Netherlands
04/01/1952 CStJ Commander, Order of St. John Brigadier-General
07/01/1955 KStJ Knight, Order of St. John Brigadier-General
KC King’s Council
1950 CD Canadian Forces Decoration and two Clasps
1913 B.A. Trinity College, University of Toronto
LLD Osgoode Hall
09/1914 Bombardier 2nd Battery, Canadian Field Artillery
01/1915 2nd Lieutenant 13th Brigade Royal Field Artillery Meerut Div.
03/1915 2nd Lieutenant To France RFA
05/1915 2nd Lieutenant Wounded at Festubert, Givenchy, Loos.
09/1915 Lieutenant Royal Field Artillery
12/1915 Lieutenant RFA in Mesopotamia for Tigris Relief Column
07/1916 Lieutenant Invalided in July
10/1916 Lieutenant Returned to Canada
1917 Captain R.S.A. Kingston; Instucting
04/1917 Captain 67th V. of T. Battery Overseas
10/1917 Captain Invalided Home
05/1918 Captain Judge Advocate General Staff
12/1918 Major Judge Advocate General Staff
1919 Major Assistant Judge Advocate General
1920 Lieutenant-Colonel Judge Advocate General (JAG)
1931 Lieutenant-Colonel Imperial Defence College
1950 Brigadier-General Retire as JAG (30 Years)
Brigadier General Reginald John Orde (service nos. 40467 and C40467) was born 15 May 1893 at Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Orde received his BA
at the University of Toronto and a Law Degree from Osgoode Hall. He enlisted as a private in the 15th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, on 22
September 1914 and embarked from Quebec on 3 October 1914. During the war, he served with the Royal Field Artillery and Indian Army. Orde
began as an Acting Corporal overseas on 13 October 1914; was struck off strength to the Imperial Army on 18 January 1915; was commissioned
as 2nd Lieutenant, Royal Field Artillery, on 21 January 1915 and served with the 8th Battery, 13th Brigade, BEF, until 26 December 1915. Orde
then joined Meerut Division, Indian Corps, on 26 December 1915 and travelled to Mesopotamia. He was seconded to the Relief Force on 10 January
1916; invalided to India on 10 June 1916; invalided to the United Kingdom on 5 October 1916; and taken on as Lieutenant, General List, Canadian
Expeditionary Force (Canadian Field Artillery) in October 1916. Orde was on leave in Canada until 17 January 1917, and taken on strength with
the Reserve Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery, on 31 January 1917. He returned again to Canada on 9 May 1917 and served as Assistant, Judge
Advocate General, and Judge Advocate General into the 1920s. He was made a Captain, Royal Canadian Artillery, in February 1920; a temporary
Colonel in March 1928; a Major, Royal Canadian Artillery, in 1930; a Lieutenant-Colonel on 1 April 1938; a Colonel and Judge Advocate General,
National Defense Headquarters, on 1 September 1939; and a Brigadier on 6 June 1940. His medals and decorations include: Commander-Order
of the British Empire, January 5, 1945; Canada Volunteer Service Medal (with clasp); War Medal 1939-1945; and Commander of the Netherlands
Order of Orange-Nassau (with swords), February 24, 1945 by HM the Queen of the Netherlands. Reginald John Orde died in Ottawa, Ontario, on
3 June 1975. He is buried at Beechwood Cemetery.
Dorothy Hazel Cook was born in Ottawa on 13 March 1892. She was one of four daughters of Frederick Cook who was the Mayor of Ottawa 1901-1902.
She was a student nurse at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto at the outbreak of the First World War and was appointed a Nursing Sister on 28
September 1914. She boarded the H.M.S. Franconia in Quebec on 29 September and sailed from Gaspé with the First Division, reaching England on
15 October 1914. She died 4 October 1978.
[ http://catalogue.warmuseum.ca/musvw/FullBB.csp?WebAction=ShowFullBB&EncodedRequest=*5F*1F*1E*13*CD*89*D7*8D*A1*C0*7B*E1*9C*9C*E9*CC&Profile=Profile28&OpacLanguage=eng&NumberToRetrieve=50&StartValue=15&WebPageNr=1&SearchTerm1=ORDE%20REGINALD%20JOHNBRIGADIER%20GENERAL1893%201975%20.1.51469&SearchT1=&Index1=1*authbibnew&SearchMethod=Find_1&ItemNr=15, accessed 17 September 2017]
- 1 photograph : b&w ; 17.4 x 12.5 cm, Photo is a full length studio portrait of Reginald John Orde as a Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery, 1915;
CWM ARCHIVES / ARCHIVES DU MCG : Photo Archives 52A 2 17.84; see http://catalogue.warmuseum.ca/musvw/FullBB.csp?WebAction=ShowFullBB&EncodedRequest=*5F*1F*1E*13*CD*89*D7*8D*A1*C0*7B*E1*9C*9C*E9*CC&Profile=Profile28&OpacLanguage=eng&NumberToRetrieve=50&StartValue=10&WebPageNr=1&SearchTerm1=ORDE%20REGINALD%20JOHNBRIGADIER%20GENERAL1893%201975%20.1.413675&SearchT1=&Index1=1*authbibnew&SearchMethod=Find_1&ItemNr=10
(accessed 17 September 2017);
- 1 photograph : b&w ; 14.8 x 21 cm., Photo is a studio portrait of Reginald John Orde as a Lieutenant in the Royal Field Artillery, 1915, CWM ARCHIVES / ARCHIVES DU MCG : Photo Archives 52A 2 17.03; see http://catalogue.warmuseum.ca/musvw/FullBB.csp?WebAction=ShowFullBB&EncodedRequest=*5F*1F*1E*13*CD*89*D7*8D*A1*C0*7B*E1*9C*9C*E9*CC&Profile=Profile28&OpacLanguage=eng&NumberToRetrieve=50&StartValue=11&WebPageNr=1&SearchTerm1=ORDE%20REGINALD%20JOHNBRIGADIER%20GENERAL1893%201975%20.1.48128&SearchT1=&Index1=1*authbibnew&SearchMethod=Find_1&ItemNr=11 (accessed 17 September 2017);
- 1 photograph : b&w ; 6.5 x 11 cm., 1914-1916, Photo depicts R. J. Orde sitting on a wooden chair reading. His legs are crossed and he is holding a newspaper on his lap. There is a towel bar with a towel hanging on it on the wall behind him, CWM ARCHIVES / ARCHIVES DU MCG : Photo Archives 52A 4 110.19, control number 19790293-019; see http://catalogue.warmuseum.ca/musvw/FullBB.csp?WebAction=ShowFullBB&EncodedRequest=*5F*1F*1E*13*CD*89*D7*8D*A1*C0*7B*E1*9C*9C*E9*CC&Profile=Profile28&OpacLanguage=eng&NumberToRetrieve=50&StartValue=12&WebPageNr=1&SearchTerm1=ORDE%20REGINALD%20JOHNBRIGADIER%20GENERAL1893%201975%20.1.48179&SearchT1=&Index1=1*authbibnew&SearchMethod=Find_1&ItemNr=12 (accessed 17 September 2017);
- 1 photograph : b&w ; 10 cm., Photo is a studio portrait of R. J. Orde as a child. He is wearing a straw hat and a sailor outfit [ca. 1900]; CWM ARCHIVES / ARCHIVES DU MCG : Photo Archives 52A 4 110.20, control number 19790293-020; see http://catalogue.warmuseum.ca/musvw/FullBB.csp?WebAction=ShowFullBB&EncodedRequest=*5F*1F*1E*13*CD*89*D7*8D*A1*C0*7B*E1*9C*9C*E9*CC&Profile=Profile28&OpacLanguage=eng&NumberToRetrieve=50&StartValue=13&WebPageNr=1&SearchTerm1=ORDE%20REGINALD%20JOHNBRIGADIER%20GENERAL1893%201975%20.1.48285&SearchT1=&Index1=1*authbibnew&SearchMethod=Find_1&ItemNr=13 (accessed 17 September 2017);
1 photograph, black & white, Photo depicts Lieutenant R.J. Orde (far left) aboard H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth en route to India, February 1946, CWM ARCHIVES / ARCHIVES DU MCG : Photo Archives 52A 4 110.11, control number 19790293-006; see http://catalogue.warmuseum.ca/musvw/FullBB.csp?WebAction=ShowFullBB&EncodedRequest=*5F*1F*1E*13*CD*89*D7*8D*A1*C0*7B*E1*9C*9C*E9*CC&Profile=Profile28&OpacLanguage=eng&NumberToRetrieve=50&StartValue=16&WebPageNr=1&SearchTerm1=ORDE%20REGINALD%20JOHNBRIGADIER%20GENERAL1893%201975%20.1.96089&SearchT1=&Index1=1*authbibnew&SearchMethod=Find_1&ItemNr=16 (accessed 17 September 2017);
- 1 photograph : b&w ; image 21.5 x 15.5; matted 33 x 23 cm. Photo depicts Brigadier General Reginald John Orde and Dorothy Cook on their wedding day. They are standing on the steps of their house. Orde is in uniform while Dorothy Cook is wearing a wedding dress and veil, and holds a large bouquet of flowers, 1919, CWM ARCHIVES / ARCHIVES DU MCG : Photo Archives 52B 3 4.1, control number: 19790293-022 see http://catalogue.warmuseum.ca/musvw/FullBB.csp?WebAction=ShowFullBB&EncodedRequest=*5F*1F*1E*13*CD*89*D7*8D*A1*C0*7B*E1*9C*9C*E9*CC&Profile=Profile28&OpacLanguage=eng&NumberToRetrieve=50&StartValue=15&WebPageNr=1&SearchTerm1=ORDE%20REGINALD%20JOHNBRIGADIER%20GENERAL1893%201975%20.1.51469&SearchT1=&Index1=1*authbibnew&SearchMethod=Find_1&ItemNr=15; (accessed 17 September 2017);
- photograph: 1 b&w, February 1946, Photo depicts Brig. R.J. Orde (on left) with Brig. Bell Irving (on right) aboard the H.M.S. Queen Elizabeth. On the top right hand of the photograph is a handwritten note: H.M.T "Queen Elizabeth" New York, 3 Feb 1946; CWM ARCHIVES / ARCHIVES DU MCG : Photo Archives 52A 4 110.187, control number 19790293-003; see http://catalogue.warmuseum.ca/musvw/FullBB.csp?WebAction=ShowFullBB&EncodedRequest=*5F*1F*1E*13*CD*89*D7*8D*A1*C0*7B*E1*9C*9C*E9*CC&Profile=Profile28&OpacLanguage=eng&NumberToRetrieve=50&StartValue=9&WebPageNr=1&SearchTerm1=ORDE%20REGINALD%20JOHNBRIGADIER%20GENERAL1893%201975%20.1.413672&SearchT1=&Index1=1*authbibnew&SearchMethod=Find_1&ItemNr=9 (accessed 17 September 2017);
The house resumed from Thursday, February' 9, consideration of the motion of Mr. MacNeil: That the agreement between the government and the John
Inglis Company, of Toronto, for the manufacture of Bren machine guns, the report of the royal commission dealing with said agreement, and all
related documents, evidence, vouchers and exhibits, be referred to the standing committee on public accounts; and the amendment thereto of Mr. Stevens.
Mr. JEAN-FRANCOIS POULIOT (Temis-couata): Mr. Speaker, to say a few more words about the Bren gun contract required inspiration....
At page 3948 the commissioner said: I do not know yet, from the evidence, who was the solicitor really acting for the government, the Department of
National Defence. That was left in the shade, probably because every counsel was afraid of the kind of evidence which was to be given by the one who
is not a judge or an advocate or a general, but who is the judge advocate general. At page 800 of Hansard of February 9 the hon. member for St.
Lawrence-St. George (Mr. Cahan) said this: Then there is another young officer, with whom I am not acquainted, Colonel Orde, judge-advocate general
of the Department of National Defence, who was called upon without any expert assistance to draft a very important contract.
[source: https://www.canlii.org/en/ca/fct/doc/2016/2016fc933/2016fc933.html, accessed 29 January 2018]
The report by Commissioner the Hon. Henry Hague David, Ottawa: Kings Printer, 1939, 51 p. is found at publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2014/bcp-pco/CP32-113-1939-eng.pdf
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Privy Council Chamber, Parliament Buildings after 1886
ORDERS-IN-COUNCIL dealing with matters of aid to the civil power /Décrets concernant l'aide au pouvoir civil:
- P.C. 1993-624 (registered as
Order-in-council number 624 in 1993; 30 March 1993) Canadian
Armed Assistance Directions which set out the procedures for the
provision of armed assistance by the Canadian Armed Forces to
the Royal Canadian Mounted Police in order to deal with
disturbances of the peace affecting the national interest,
effective April 1, 1993, available at http://www.cda.forces.gc.ca/cfmlc-cdmfc/doc/CollectionofDocumentsonDomesticOperations.pdf
309-311 of the publication, Domestic
-- Collection of Documents, B-LG-007-000/AF-001;
accessed on 13 January 2012); FRANÇAIS: .C.P. 1993-624,
30 mars 1993, "Instructions relatives à l'assistance armée fournie
par les forces canadiennes à la Gendarmerie royale du Canada afin
de maitriser des troubles touchant l'intéret national", disponible
(pp. 286-288 de la publication Opérations
-- Recueil de documents, B-LG-007-000/AF-002;
vérification du 28 novembre 2011);
«Les bases où l'on voit les plus hauts taux (de conduite en état d'ébriété) sont celles d'où proviennent beaucoup de soldats (envoyés) en Afghanistan. Après avoir été encadrés strictement, il se peut qu'il y ait une certaine recrudescence au niveau de l'abus d'alcool à leur retour.» En réalité, les cas de conduite en état d'ébriété seraient six fois plus élevés dans les forces de terre que dans l'ensemble de la population canadienne.
«Un problème systémique»
De retour au pays et mal outillés pour faire face au syndrome de stress post-traumatique, de nombreux soldats sombrent dans l'alcool, soutient Me Drapeau. «Ce ne sont pas des cas isolés. C'est un problème systémique. Les soldats, ce sont des gens éduqués qui risquent leur vie pour le Canada. Ils boivent non pas par imbécillité, mais parce qu'ils sont désemparés. Le Canada faillit à sa tâche de les aider.»
"Organization and Accountability : Guidance for Members of the
Canadian Forces and Employees of the Department of National
Defence", 2nd ed., September 1999, 39 p.; available at http://www.queensu.ca/dms/DMS_Course_Materials_and_Outline/Readings-MPA834/NDHQ-Accountability%20and%20Organization-Sept1999.pdf
(accessed on 25 June 2012);
Image source: Google Image, accessed on 12 May 2014
ORSONNENS, L.G. d'Odet (Louis Gustave d'Odet), comte d',
1842-, Projet d'organisation
militaire pour la confédération canadienne, Montréal,
1868, disponible à http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_50740
(vérifié le 25 février 2012);
ORSYK, George, "A Case of Unreasonable Doubts - Lingering questions about NIS' ineptitude of probing senior brass", (shipped July 1999), volume 7, issue 2, Esprit de Corps, at pp. 9 and 23; NIS is the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service;
___________"A Tale of Two Investigations [by the NIS]", (shipped
December 1999), volume 7, issue 7, Esprit de Corps, at pp.
11 and 20; NIS is the Canadian Forces National Investigation
___________"Is it time to unionize Canada's armed forces? Esprit de Corps, 1 June 1998;
"Change has crept into the military. People notice it, they record it, but they don't talk about it too much, less they be considered disloyal."
from R. Jolly's Military Man, Family Man
Once again, much like the 1970's, our servicemen and women are asking themselves what options are available to help restore the trust and,
by the same token, restore their quality of life as well as the CF's operational effectiveness. Once again, the senior leadership is trying to take
the lead and posit the same ideas they had mentioned almost thirty years ago. They range from better leadership, grievance procedure reforms
and the creation of an ombudsman.
Vice-Admiral Hennessy, the Chief of Personnel at Armed Forces Headquarters in 1970, for example, stated: "The responsibility of the officers
to look after their men is traditional. …
Ken Osborne, photo source: http://ca.linkedin.com/pub/ken-osborne/9/429/aa5?trk=pub-pbmap,accessed
on 7 Apruil 2014
OSBORNE, LCdr Ken,
"Clarifying the Role and Responsibilities for Aboriginal
Consultation and Accomodation / Clarifier l'obligation de
consulter et d'accomoder les Premières nations", (2007)
1 JAG Les actualités
article en Français et en anglais; article in French and
Source of image: JAG Les actualités /Newsletter, volume 1, 2006 at p. 10
Lt(N) Kenneth Osborne, left, congratuled by MGen Jerry Pitzul, JAG, for his promotion to the rank of LCdr
___________"Clarifying the role and responsibilities for First
Nations consultation and accommodation within the Department of
National Defence and the Canadian Forces" (December/Décembre 2006)
Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire;
available at http://web.archive.org/web/20070515000335/www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters/mil-2006/news.aspx (accessed
on 24 April 2012);
___________"Clarifier l'obligation de conseiller et d'accommoder les Premières Nations au ministère de la Défense nationale et des Forces canadiennes" (December/Décembre 2006) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/20070518052202/http://www.cba.org/abc/nouvelles/mil-2006/nouvelles.aspx#article5 (site visité le 24 avril 2012);
Image source: www.cg.cfpsa.ca/cg-pc/Borden/SiteCollectionDocuments/BordenCitizen/2014/07-25-2014.pdf, accessed 19 January 2016
LCdr Ken Osborne (far right) at CFB Borden
___________military career history at https://ca.linkedin.com/in/ken-osborne-aa54299 (accessed 19 January 2016);
Source of images: http://www.ischool.utoronto.ca/zachary-osborne-2013-recipient, accessed 25 September 2016
Legal Officer Instructor and Training DevelopmentCanadian Forces Military Law Centre
June 2015- Present (8 months)
As a lawyer and training development specialist with the Canadian Forces Military Law Centre, I am responsible for supporting the design, delivery,
evaluation and validation of military legal education and training within the military justice, public administrative and international legal pillars.
The CFMLC mandate is to provide legal education and training to military members in order to assist them in preparing to meet the challenges
associated with current and future operations. Additionally, I am responsible for the generation of legal research in the areas of military justice
and military law, and provide support to the development of Canadian Armed Forces doctrine governing those legal disciplines.
Deputy Judge Advocate Borden
April 2011-June 2015 (4 years 3 months)
As the Deputy Judge Advocate for CFB Borden I am responsible for proving legal support and advice to the Base Commander and his units,
including Military Police in areas such as military justice matters, administrative legal issues, including Boards of Inquiry and Summary
Investigations to one of the Canadian Forces largest military training establishments. In addition, I am also responsible for the provision of
legal training to units on the Base. CFB Borden trains 15,000 personnel annually and employs approximately 3500 military members and 1500
Legal Advisory Services (LAS) is a Directorate with the Canadian Forces Legal Advisor’s Office (DND CFLA) providing legal services on a
variety of issues, impacting DND/CF. LAS clients cover a wide range of activities, including Public Service and Labour, Health Services,
Search and Rescue, Non Public Property, Public Affairs and Reserves and Cadets. As a Legal Advisor with CFLA I provided general legal
advice in a variety of Public Law areas and was the legal advisor to the Deputy Provost Marshal (Security). I also appeared as DND/CF
Counsel before the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC).
OSBORNE, Zachary J., Queer Consequences: Homosexualiy and its Penalties in the Canadian Military, 1939-1945, thesis Bachelor of Arts with Honours in History, Acadia University, April 2007, vi, 86 leaves; available at https://zacharyosborne.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/queer_consequences.pdf (accessed 25 September 2016);
OSWALD, Bruce "Ossie", "Detention of Civilians on Military Operations: Reasons for and Challenges to Developing a Special Law of Detention", (2008) 32 Melbourne University Law Review 524-553; available at http://www.mulr.com.au/issues/32_2/32_2_5.pdf (accessed on 25 June 2014);
OTTAWA CITIZEN (Newspaper), "Canadian quietly writes humanitarian
law into Afghan security contracts. The Canadian military has
quietly revised its contracts with private-security providers in
Afghanistan to ensure they obey international humanitarian law,
which prohibits attacks on civilians", 27 May 2008; available at http://www.canada.com/topics/news/national/story.html?id=8ba7014d-f640-4fb3-a88d-c541ecd7cf65
(accessed on 2 November 2014);
"To commemorate the centennial in 2017 of the Battle of Vimy Ridge, Art
Linton (JD ’12) [on the right ] of the Vimy Foundation presented Osgoode Dean
Lorne Sossin with a Vimy Commemorative Coin on Friday, March 10, 2017 on
behalf of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Linton said the coin is “in remembrance
of the service and leadership of the many Canadian law students, lawyers, and judges
who served in WWI generally and at Vimy in particular.” Linton also thanked Sossin
for his "service and leadership." "
OSGOODE HALL LAW SCHOOL, York University, "Remembering the service and leadership of Canada’s legal professionals: Vimy Commemorative Coin presentation", 10 March 2017 for the You Tube link see http://www.osgoode.yorku.ca/news/remembering-service-leadership-canadas-legal-professionals/ and a video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWTJ9kWY934 (both sites accessed on 23 May 20167);
OTTAWA CITIZEN, "Court martial of major [Karen Forster] improper, says lawyer [Bruce Gunn of Edmonton before the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada]", The Ottawa Citizen, 18 May 1989, at p. E-1;
- convicted by a General Court Martial at CFB Edmonton on 2 May 1988;
- appeal by Ms. Forster dismissed by the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada, see (1989) 5 C.M.A.C.;
- R. v. Forster,  1 S.C.R. 339, available at scc-csc.lexum.com/scc-csc/scc-csc/en/item/838/index.do; appeal allowed and a new trial was ordered; Lt.‑Col. K. S. Carter and
Maj. M. H. Coulombe were part of the counsel team of Her Majesty The Queen]; see site of Manitoba Archives on the SCC decision at http://pam.minisisinc.com/SCRIPTS/MWIMAIN.DLL/125366034/1/3/559973?RECORD&DATABASE=LISTINGS_WEB_INT (accessed 31 December 2017);
- no new trial;
- redress of grievance resulted in her re-enrolment in the Canadian Forces;
- $45,000 damages awarded by Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench justice Myra Bielby on 19 November1993:Medicine Hat News (Newspaper) - November 20, 1993, Medicine Hat, Alberta A2 - Saturday, November 20,1993,
THE MEDICINE HAT NEWS Military ‘pompous’ court rules General ordered pay major $45000 EDMONTON (CP)
— Members of the military are not above civilian law and a "pompous" Canadian Armed Forces general must compensate
a female subordinate for his acts, an Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench justice ruled Friday. Maj. Karen Forster was
awarded $45,500 in damages by Justice Myra Bielby who found that Gen. William Buckham acted ' maliciously■’
when he had Forster arrested and charged more than five years ago. Buckham, base commander of Candían Forces Base
Edmonton, arrested Forster because of his “anger and ill will" and used "dramatic and intrusive mecha- nisms” to do so,
Bielby wrote in her decision. The general relieved Forster of her duties as base comptroller in January 1988. He claimed
that her management style was "aggressive and offensive.” Forster believed she had been fired and failed to turn up for
a temporary posting in Ottawa. She was later arrested, charged and held overnight on two separate occasions in March
and April 1988. The April charges were dropped, but a court martial found Forster guilty of being absent without leave
on the March charge. She was demoted and fined $4,000. The Supreme Court of Canada over- tumed that decision
last year. Forster was reinstated as a major earlier this year and given a six-year contract at National Defence Headquarters
in Ottawa. She launched the civil suit against five officers — Buckham among them
[source: "General ordered to pay major $45,000.00", Medicine Hat News, 20 November 1993, at p. 2, see:
newspaperarchive.com/medicine-hat-news-nov-20-1993-p-2/, accessed 21 December 2017].
- case reported at Forster v. MacDonald, 1993 CanLII 7302 (AB QB), <http://canlii.ca/t/2brdh>,
- finally, the appeal as to liability and as to damages was dismissed by the Alberta Court of Appeal, see:
Forster v. Buckham, 1995 ABCA 334 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/2dcc9>, available at
OTTAWA CITIZEN, "Somalia Scandal The Lingering Stain", Star - Phoenix, Jun 28, 1997, p.D6;
Description: Defence officials were also urging [Marianne Campbell] to keep the [Arone] killing in perspective as an isolated incident.
But [John Dixon] didn't think the Canadian public would be so understanding. "These were Canadian soldiers, trained and led by Canadian
officers, who tortured to death a young thief, and then took photographs of themselves posed with the body of their victim apparently in order
to prove their exploits to their follow soldiers," Dixon wrote to his minister. "This at least suggests the existence of an ethos supportive, or at
least condoning, of this monstrous crime." On April 4, Blair of the Judge Advocate General's Office sent Campbell's staff a letter advising
the minister not to say or do anything which might be interpreted as trying to influence the course of the investigation or legal process.
The military legal official even suggested that an earlier telephone call Campbell had made to Admiral Anderson to express her concern about
the Arone killing could be seen as risky. Dixon refused and later told Campbell of the events. She telephoned deputy attorney general John
Tait to read Blair's letter to him. To Campbell, the note was "blackmail" and an attempt at intimidation.
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OUELLET, Éric, “ Les années 1990 : émergence du soldat-diplomate ”, Guerres mondiales et conflits contemporains
2/2013 (No 250) , p. 55-65; URL : www.cairn.info/revue-guerres-mondiales-et-conflits-contemporains-2013-2-page-55.htm; DOI : 10.3917/gmcc.250.0055.
Au Canada, les années 1990 sont souvent décrites comme la « sombre décennie » par les militaires. Ce fut une époque difficile pour l’institution
militaire canadienne qui, assiégée de toutes parts, dû se résigner à s’adapter aux nouvelles réalités de l’après-Guerre froide, mais aussi à se
rapprocher des normes et des valeurs de la société canadienne. La mission canadienne en Somalie, en 1992-1993, fut l’événement catalyseur de
ces changements, où le manque d’éthique et les problèmes de disciplines firent scandale. L’éthos du « vrai » guerrier, issu de la Guerre froide,
était en conflit avec les attentes de la société canadienne qui se représentait ses forces armées comme une force de casques bleus. C’est dans
ce contexte que les Forces canadiennes se réformèrent par un compromis institutionnel où l’identité militaire fut reconstruite autour de la notion
implicite du soldat-diplomate. Cet article retrace les dynamiques institutionnelles qui menèrent à ce compromis.
[Source: http://www.cairn.info/revue-guerres-mondiales-et-conflits-contemporains-2013-2-page-55.htm, visité 25 septembre 2016]
Plan de l'article
- La Somalie : un bref rappel des faits
- Le contexte institutionnel plus large
- La dimension cognitive de la légitimité ou le retour inopiné de Clausewitz
- La dimension normative ou le passage du guerrier au soldat-diplomate
- La dimension régulative ou le départ inopiné d’Huntington
In Canada, the 1990s were often described by the military as the “decade of darkness.” This was a difficult time for the Canadian military,
which was socially under siege, and had to both adapt to the new realities of the post-Cold War and to realign its norms and values with
those of Canadian society. The Canadian mission in Somalia (1992–1993) was a catalyst for these changes, as ethical lapses and discipline
problems turned into a scandal. The “true warrior” ethos, a legacy of the Cold War, was in conflict with the expectations of Canadian society,
which thought of its armed forces as a peacekeeping force. It is in this context that the Canadian Forces implemented reform through an
institutional compromise in which the military identity was reconstructed around the implicit notion of the soldier-diplomat. This article traces
the institutional dynamics that led to this compromise.
[Source: http://www.cairn-int.info/resume.php?ID_ARTICLE=E_GMCC_250_0055, accessed 25 September 2016]
On peut même prétendre qu'a certains égards la période du régime mili-
taire met davantage en relief pour un temps le rôle de l'officier de milice dans la
société. En effet les dirigeants militaires britanniques, en plus de lui conserver
ses fonctions habituelles, lui attribuent un rôle judiciaire et policier de premier
ordre dans les circonstances. La création des chambres de milice et des chambres
d'audience se trouve à intégrer des groupes d'officiers de milice dans l'organisa-
tion judiciaire. (40) Ceux-ci remplissent les devoirs d'une cour de première ins-
tance dont les jugements peuvent faire l'objet, selon la nature du litige et du cas,
d'un appel auprès d'une cour composée d'officiers supérieurs de l'armée britanni-
que. Cet accroissement de l'autorité des capitaines de milice qui, en un sens,
porte peut-être atteinte au prestige des officiers supérieurs de la milice, s'expli-
que par les circonstances.
(40 E.J. Chambers, The Canadian Militia , p. 16s.
[aux pp. 136-137 et 155]
Comme avocate militaire œuvrant sur la Base de soutien de la 2e Division du Canada Valcartier et au Quartier général de la Réserve navale,
les opportunités de naviguer se font assez rares. Pourtant, du 29 juin au 4 août 2016, j’ai eu l’immense privilège de me joindre à l’équipage
du Navire canadien de Sa Majesté Calgary et de participer à la 25e édition de l’exercice RIMPAC.
Mon rôle dans cet exercice était d’agir comme conseillère juridique du Sea Combat Commander dont la mission était d’assurer la protection
d’un porte-avion américain. Nous étions donc à la tête d’un groupe de combat comptant neuf navires de huit nationalités différentes.
J’ai ainsi eu l’occasion de conseiller l’équipe de commandement sur le droit maritime et les règles d’engagement applicables dans certaines
situations à laquelle le scénario de l’exercice nous confrontait. À l’extérieur de ce scénario, j’ai également eu l’occasion d’échanger avec les
membres de l’équipage sur diverses questions d’ordre juridique qu’ils avaient.
PAILLÉ, Mario D. (Mario Denis), "Assistant au Conseiller juridique --
Quartier-général de la Force internationale d'assistance à la
sécurité, Kaboul, Afghanistan", (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités --
Photo of Mario Paillé, reproduced from http://www.hebdorivenord.com/Communaute/2010-02-27/article-1080076/
Justice-militaire-%3A-un-Repentignois-forme-l%26rsquo%3Barmee-du-Congo/1 (accessed on 31 March 2014)
Lieutenant-Commander Mario Denis Paillé B.A., LL.L., CD is a Royal Canadian Military College of Canada (RMC) graduate who
serves in the Canadian Forces since 1982. He served as an Administrative Clerk in Ottawa, Montreal, Valcartier and in Irak and
Kuwait with the United Nations following the first Gulf War in 1991. Following graduation, he is appointed as a Military Police
Officer. From 1995 to 1999, he served in Ottawa with the Special Investigation Unit as a Personal Investigation Officer and as
Operations Officer with the Canadian Forces National Counter Intelligence Unit. Following graduation from University of Ottawa
as a law licensiate, he is posted in 2003 with the Office of the Judge Advocate General in Ottawa. In 2005, he is posted as a Deputy
Judge Advocate with the 5th Area Support Group and Joint Task Force Eastern Region in Montreal and provide legal advice mainly
to the 5th Military Police Regiment.
From Aug 2006 to Feb 2007, he is deployed as a legal advisor with the NATO International Security Assistance Force Headquarters
in Kabul, Afghanistan under British Command. He provides legal advice to the Commander NATO ISAF on Law of Armed Conflict,
Targeting Boards, administrative law, military justice and claims. Upon his return from Afghanistan, he is back as Deputy Judge
Advocate with the 5th Area Support Group.
From February to August 2010, he is deployed with the United Nations Observer Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo with
the Rule of Law Unit. He works mainly on the Congolese military justice reform and the Rule of Law and provides training through
seminars and workshops to the Congolese Armed Forces personnel on the Congolese Military Justice system and International
In August 2013, he is posted with the Canadian Forces Military Law Center in Kingston, Ontario and trains Canadian military
personnel and abroad in the fields of Military Justice, Military Administrative Law, Operational Law and Law of Armed Conflict.
(source: https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/mario-denis-paill%C3%A9-b-a-ll-l-cd/a2/aa7/251, accessed 18 April 2015)
Mario Denis Paillé, BA, LL.L., LL.M., CD est un diplômé du Collège militaire royal du Canada (CMRC) et a servi dans les Forces armées
canadiennes de janvier 1982 à juin 2017. Il fut employé en tant que commis d’administration à Ottawa, Montréal, Valcartier, en Irak et au
Koweït avec les Nations Unies après la première guerre du Golfe en 1991. Après avoir obtenu son diplôme du CMRC en politique en mai
1995, il joint les services de la police militaire. De 1995 à 1999, il sert à Ottawa avec le Quartier général de l'unité des enquêtes spéciales
en tant qu'officier enquêteur du personnel et en tant qu'officier des opérations auprès du Quartier général de l'Unité nationale de contre-
espionnage des Forces canadiennes. Après avoir reçu sa licence en droit civil de l'Université d'Ottawa et après avoir complété son stage
en tant qu’avocat de la défense auprès du bureau d'aide juridique de Gatineau, il est nommé au Tableau de l’Ordre du Barreau du Québec.
Il est muté en octobre 2003 avec le Cabinet du Juge-avocat général à Ottawa. En août 2005, il est nommé en tant que juge-avocat adjoint
auprès du 5e Groupe de soutien de secteur et de la Force opérationnelle interarmées de la région de l'Est à Montréal. Il prodigue de nombreux
conseils juridiques à plusieurs unités, principalement au 5e Régiment de police militaire, offrant de la formation sur le système de justice
militaire canadien, sur les questions disciplinaires et les questions de droit pénal.
D'août 2006 à février 2007, il est déployé comme conseiller juridique auprès du Quartier-général de la Force internationale d'assistance à
la sécurité (FIAS) de l'OTAN à Kaboul, en Afghanistan, sous un commandement britannique. Il fournit des conseils juridiques au commandant
de la FIAS de l'OTAN sur le droit des conflits armés, les comités de ciblage, le droit administratif, la justice militaire et les réclamations. À son
retour d'Afghanistan, il est de retour en tant que juge-avocat adjoint au 5e Groupe de soutien de secteur à Montréal.
De février à août 2010, il est déployé avec la Mission de l’Organisation des Nations Unies en République démocratique du Congo avec l'unité
de l'État de droit. Il travaille principalement sur la réforme de la justice militaire congolaise et l'État de droit et dispense de la formation par le
biais de séminaires et d'ateliers au personnel des forces armées congolaises sur le système de justice militaire congolais et le droit international
D'août 2013 à août 2015, il est affecté au Centre de droit militaire des Forces canadiennes à Kingston, en Ontario, et forme des avocats militaires
et le personnel militaire canadien et à l'étranger dans les domaines de la justice militaire, du droit administratif militaire, du droit opérationnel et
du droit des conflits armés.
De septembre 2015 à décembre 2016, il complète une maîtrise en droit international à l'Université de Montréal, Québec. Maître Paillé a pris sa
retraite des Forces armées canadiennes avec le grade de capitaine de corvette (major) et a reçu de nombreuses distinctions telles que les médailles
des Jubilés d’or et de diamant de la Reine Elizabeth II en 2002 et en 2012 pour ses réalisations tout au long de sa prestigieuse carrière. Depuis le
13 juin 2017, il pratique le droit en cabinet privé sous le nom de la Société juridique MDP Inc. dans les domaines du droit criminel, droit militaire,
droit administratif et droit de la famille. Il offrira également des services d'arbitrage et de médiation en matières familiale, civile et commerciale à
compter de septembre 2017.
___________"Mario au Congo (Les aventures d'un avocat militaire canadien en RDC)", (May/Mai 2011) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://www.cba.org/ABC/nouvelles-sections/2011/2011-03_military.aspx et http://www.cba.org/ABC/nouvelles-sections/2011/2011-03_military.aspx#mario (site visité le 30 avril 2012);
___________ "A military lawyer in Kabul", (9 March 2007) (10(7) The Maple Leaf 7; available at http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/commun/ml-fe/vol_10/vol10_07/1007_full.pdf (accessed on 25 April 2007);
___________ "Un avocat militaire à Kabul", (9 mars 2007) 10(7) La feuille d'érable 7; disponible à http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/commun/ml-fe/vol_10/vol10_07/1007_full.pdf (vérifié le 25 avril 2007);
Mario Denis Paillé
___________"La mission congolaise d'un diplômé", par Droit-inc.com, 11 novembre 2011 disponible à droit-inc.com/article6583-La-mission-congolaise-d-un-diplome (site visité le 26 juin 2017);
M. Paillé faisait partie d’une équipe d’avocats qui allait sur place pour enseigner le droit de la guerre
aux militaires. Parmi les apprentissages de base à inculquer, il fallait notamment expliquer que le viol
n’est pas une arme de guerre.
« En droit international humanitaire, le viol est illégal, mais pour de nombreux militaires congolais,
ce n’était pas si évident que ça. Quand on le leur disait dans les formations, ils se regardaient en se
disant, ah c’est illégal, et leur langage corporel montrait la découverte, la surprise. Pour plusieurs, le
viol faisait partie de la coutume de guerre. Entre formateurs, on se regardait, on se disait que ça
n’avait pas de sens. C’était renversant de voir ça, d’avoir à expliquer cela à des militaires. C’est
illégal en tout temps, c’est immoral », témoigne-t-il.
___________"A military lawyer in Kabul" (July/Juillet 2007) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; available at http://www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters/mil-2007/news.aspx#top (accessed on 25 April 2012);
___________"Un avocat militaire à Kaboul" (July/Juillet 2007) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://www.cba.org/abc/nouvelles/mil-2007/nouvelles.aspx#article4 (site visité le 25 avril 2012);
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PARADIS, Catherine, "L’ex-militaire Hugo Paradis subit son procès en cour martiale", Béta Radio-Canada, 28 avril 2014, disponible à http://beta.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/664598/cour-martiale-hugo-paradis (vérifié le 19 mai 2017);
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PARÉ, Isabelle, "Les avocats dans les Forces armées", (janvier
1990) 2(1) Maîtres 10-15;
Le droit militaire reste méconnu de la plupart des avocats en pratique privée. Les aperçus anecdotiques transmis par les médias généralistes et les références
cinématographiques telles que A few good men (V.F. Des hommes d’honneur) constituent l’essentiel de leurs connaissances. Ce constat a motivé Me
Pascal Lévesque, doctorant en droit à l’Université Queen's, d’organiser la formation Le droit militaire canadien : un droit spécialisé pour un contexte unique qui
aura lieu le 13 octobre prochain dans les locaux de l’ABC-Québec à Montréal. Ce sera également l’occasion d’évaluer l’intérêt de la communauté juridique
québécoise et une vitrine pour la création d’une éventuelle section de droit militaire au niveau de la Division.
« Souvent, les avocats en pratique privée vont refuser de prendre des cas en lien avec le droit militaire, car ils ne le connaissent pas », indique Me Lévesque.
Cette conférence sera donc non seulement pertinente pour la culture personnelle des juristes, mais leur donnera le contexte et la nomenclature nécessaires
pour trouver les lois et règlements et, si le client est un militaire ou un ancien militaire, de pouvoir mieux le référer. De leur côté, les jeunes juristes et les
étudiants découvriront si une carrière en droit militaire pourrait les intéresser.
Selon Me Lévesque, l’un des principaux mythes à propos du droit militaire, c’est qu’il s’agirait d’un droit « caché ». « Pourtant, la justice militaire canadienne
est l’une des plus transparentes, notamment plus que celle de nos voisins du Sud, expose le doctorant. En principe, toutes les décisions sont publiées (hormis celles
pour lesquelles une ordonnance de non-publication a été prononcée) et seules les décisions sommaires ne se retrouvent pas sur CanLII. » L’information juridique
est disponible et les procès militaires sont publics, hormis les cas de huis clos.
Image source: http://www.ernaparis.com/, accessed 5 January 2018
In November, in
The Hague in which he argued that Canada has abdicated its legal obligation under the Rome Statute, the ICC's underlying charter, to investigate
long-standing reports of having handed prisoners over to torture. His timing is propitious: Earlier that same month, prosecutor Fatou Bensouda
opened an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan involving Afghan forces and the Taliban – and
American troops. Mr. Scott believes there is enough evidence to warrant adding Canada to this list; he claims that there are "multiple persons"
who know much, but who will come forward only if there is an official ICC probe.
In 2009, Richard Colvin, a high-ranking diplomat in Afghanistan, testified that as far back as May, 2006, he had informed his superiors in Ottawa
about torture in Afghan prisons. His reports, he said, were ignored. He was ordered to stop putting them in writing. Worse still, he received a
warning missive: "We trust that you will conduct yourself according to the interpretation of the Government of Canada" – and a second notice
nforming him that the Justice Department would take legal action if he filed documents. In other words, he might end up in jail. Mr. Colvin was
ridiculed. General Rick Hillier dismissed his claims as "ludicrous." Peter MacKay, then defence minister, said "Let us get beyond the rhetorical flourishes."
With the recent announcement that an investigation will be opened – and that the United States will also come under scrutiny – Mr. Scott's brief
to the prosecutor has a strong chance of success. The Trudeau government has acknowledged that, like the Conservatives, it has never addressed
the issue. Because both Canadian parties failed to do so when in power, it now falls to the ICC prosecutor to pursue the case.
Pariseau, image source: http://bv.cdeacf.ca/bvdoc.php?no=113538&col=RA&format=htm,
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civil, 1867-1933. Mémoire de maîtrise, Université d’Ottawa,
1973; disponible à http://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/en/bitstream/handle/10393/21788/EC55334.PDF?sequence=1
(vérifié le 16 avril 2012);
___________Disorders, Strikes, Disasters: Military Aid to the Civil Power in Canada, 1867-1973, Ottawa: Directorate of History, National Defence Headquarters, 1973; Notes: A French version of the text appears as follows: : Major J.J.B. Pariseau, L’aide militarie au pouvoir civil, 1867-1933), P. Gawn, rev. trans. All references in this paper are to the English version.;
___________ Forces armées et maintien de l'ordre au Canada, 1867-1967 : un siècle d'aide au pouvoir civil, thèse de doctorat ès Lettres, Université Paul Valéry III, Montpellier, France, 1981, 5 volumes, copie à la Bibliothèque nationale du Canada, Ottawa;
___________"Les mouvements sociaux, la violence et les interventions armées au Québec (1867/1967)", (1983-84) 37 Revue d'Histoire de l'Amérique française 67-79; disponible à http://www.erudit.org/revue/haf/1983/v37/n1/304r125a.pdf (vérifié le 18 décembre 2011);
Mr. Blair is a distinguished lawyer with a deep understanding
of, and practical experience in, various facets of Canadian
military, criminal and procurement law and
international law in the context of military operations. After a short period in private practice, he joined the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian
Forces and enjoyed a wide-ranging career of increasing rank and responsibility. He acted as counsel (both prosecution and defence) at trials before all forms of Court
Martial, and was later appointed a Military Judge. As leader in the provision of counsel to the DND materiel function, he advised on such high-profile programs as
the acquisition of the CF-18 fighter aircraft, the Canadian Patrol Frigate, and the NATO Airborne Early Warning Aircraft. He served as Senior Legal Adviser to the
Canadian Forces in Europe, and as Legal Adviser to the Commander, NATO Stabilization Force in Bosnia. On retirement from the CF, Mr. Blair returned to civilian
practice where he provided legal counsel to a publicly-traded internet company and the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. Mr. Blair is a skilled teacher
who has instructed a variety of audiences on various aspects of the law as it applied to their roles and responsibilities.
For 27 years (less military deployments) he also served as a firefighter, a District Chief, and Chief of Department in a rural municipal Fire Department.
Alice Parizeau, image source: http://alice-parizeau.csdm.ca/ecole/alice-parizeau/, accessed on 8 November 2014
PARIZEAU, Alice, 1930-1990, "L'armée et la crise d'octobre", (1980) 13(2) Criminologie 47-78, disponible à http://classiques.uqac.ca/contemporains/parizeau_alice/armee_crise_octobre/armee_crise_octobre.html (vérifié le 5 avril 2011);
PARLIAMENT, House of Commons, Special Committee on Bill No. 133 An Act Respecting National Defence, Minutes of Proceedings and Evidence: Special Committee on Bill No. 133 on Act Respecting National Defence, Ottawa: Edmond Cloiutier, King's Printer, 1950; eight numbers, No. 1 dated 23 May 1950 to No. 8 dated 6 June 1950, 360 p.; copy at the Library of Parliament, call # J103 H7 1950 D4 A1 and at Library and Archives Canada; the wallet of the Special Committe is located at the Library and Archives Canada, Record Group # 14, 1987-88/146, Box 58 which contains the reports to the House, amendments, exhibits and minutes;
Note de recherche par François Lareau - Il existe une copie de ces procès-verbaux à la Librairie du Parlement, no de cote J103H7 D4 A1 et à la Bibliothèque et Archives Canada; le dossier du Comité spécial se trouve aux Archives nationales, Ottawa, Record Group # 14, 1987-88/146, boîte 58 et il contient les rapports à la Chambre des communes, les amendements, les pièces et les procès-verbaux;
Source of image: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/petawawa/main-march272010.swf, accessed 1 October 2015
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PARKER, Neil, With All Due Respect, Sir: Canadian Forces’ Chaplains: Defining Competencies for Providing Ethical Advice to the Chain of Command, Doctor of Ministry thesis, St Paul University, Ottawa, 8 April 2014, 270 p., ; available at https://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/bitstream/10393/31112/1/Parker_Neil_2014_thesis.pdf (accessed 10 October 2016);
PARKS, Gordon, 1926- 2006, BA, LL.B. Q.C., former JAG officer;
Born in Winnipeg on November 15, 1926 and educated at the University of Manitoba, his career
was spent first in the office of the Judge Advocate General and then at External Affairs from 1967
until his retirement in 1990.
[source: www.legacy.com/obituaries/ottawacitizen/obituary.aspx?n=gordon-parks&pid=17648917&fhid=5973, accessed 12 November 2017]
PARLIAMENT, House of Commons, Special Committee on Matters Relating to Defence, Special Studies prepared by the Special Committee of the House of Commons on matters relating to defence, Ottawa: Roger Duhamel, 1965 p., 179 p., 25 cm.; copy at Dalhousie Killam Library; copy also at University of Ottawa, FTX Library FTX Parliamentary Doc CA1 XC2 D22 262R1; research note copy of Reports of the Special Committee of the House of Commons on Matters Relating to Defence at the University of Ottawa, FTX Parliamentary Doc CA1 XC2 D22 262R2;
PARLIAMENT, Senate, Standing Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs,
Proceedings of the Subcommittee on National Defence, Issue
No. 17, May 19, 1981, 34 p; Research Note of François Lareau:
Among the witnesses were Major-General John P. Wolfe, Judge
Advocate General and Colonel F. Karwandy, Deputy Judge Advocate
General. The proceedings deal with the concerns of the CF
regarding the proposed Charter of Rights and Freedoms and
with "the problems raised by the Canadian Human Rights Act
and the proposed amendments";
Il existe une version française de ce document; note de recherche par François Lareau : Parmi les témoins, il y a le juge-avocat général, le Major-gnéral John P. Wolfe et le Colonel Karwandy, le Juge-avocat général adjoint. Ces documents traitent du soucis des Forces canadiennes pour la proposition sur la Charte des droits et libertés et avec [traduction] "les problèms soulevés par la Loi canadienne sur les droits de la personne et les amendements proposés";
PARR, Josée, notes on Major Parr, from email of Major/major Keith Reichert, Assistant Chief of Staff (Personnel), Office of the Judge Advocate General, Canadian Armed Forces / Assistant chef d'état major (personnel), Cabinet du Juge-avocat général, Forces armeés canadiennes; copy of the email sent to François Lareau by Benoît Pinsonneault on 15 May 2016;
Major Josée Parr libère des Forces armées canadiennes après 26 ans de
service. Elle s’est enrôlée dans la Force régulière en juin 1990, comme
officier légal, à travers le programme d’enrôlement direct. Elle a servi au
QGDN à Ottawa avec le Directeur juridique- Droits humains & discrimination,
et avec le Directeur des services juridiques du personnel ainsi qu’à
Esquimalt, au bureau du JAGA. En janvier 1999, Major Parr a transféré dans
la Réserve et a servi au bureau du JAGA à Montréal. En 2008, elle a
transféré de nouveau dans la Régulière où elle a servi à Ottawa avec le
Directeur juridique en droit militaire, avec le Conseiller juridique du
MDN/CF et avec le Directeur en droit administratif. Josée est mariée depuis
30 ans avec Bruno et a deux enfants Stéphanie et Patrick. Ses plans de
retraite incluent des études en théologie, des voyages et du temps précieux
avec ses petits enfants à venir.
Major Josée Parr is releasing from the Canadian Armed Forces after 26 years.
In June 1990, she enrolled in the Regular Force as a Direct Entry Officer in
the legal branch. She has served at NDHQ in Ottawa with the Directorate of
Law- Humans Rights & Discrimination and with the Director of Personnel Legal
Services, and in Esquimalt, at the AJAG office. In January 1999, Major
Parr transferred in the Reserve Force, serving at the AJAG office in
Montreal. In 2008, she transferred back to the Regular Force and has served
in Ottawa with the Directorate of Law- Military Justice, as DJA Ottawa, with
DND CFLA and finally, with the Directorate of Administrative Law. Josée has
been married for 30 years to Bruno and they have two children, Stephanie et
Patrick. Her plans for the future include studies in theology, many travels
and precious time with her grandchildren to come.
PARRY, Tom, "Stuart Langridge suicide report places blame on victim, parents's divorce -- Secret 1,434 page analysis says soldier was distraught over end of relationship with common-law wife", posted 12 March 2015, CBC News, available at http://www.cbc.ca/m/touch/news/story/1.2993235 (accessed 15 March 2015); also available at http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/stuart-langridge-suicide-report-places-blame-on-victim-parents-divorce-1.2993235 (accessed 29 July 2016);
Tom Parry, CBC journalist Brig.-Gen. Shane Brennan, image source:
image source: ca.linkedin.com/ thestar.com/news/canada/2016/09/06/canadian-
___________"Torture 'counter to our values,' say Canadian military commanders. We 'will not be involved in any type of torture, of any detained personnel, or anyone else for that matter' ", CBC News/Politics, 26 January 2017; available at http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canada-militar-us-torture-1.3953970 (accessed on 27 January 2017); statements by Brig.-Gen. Shane Brennan, commander of Joint Task Force Iraq; statement also by Brig.-Gen. Steve Kelsey, a senior Canadian commander in Iraq;
PARTNER, Peter R., 1933-, "Address to the 40th Judge Advocate Officer
Graduate Course", (July 1992) The
Army Lawyer 3-4; available at http://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/pdf/07-1992.pdf
(accessed on 28 November 2011); also available at http://books.google.ca/books?id=sNHCjrpiKrwC&pg=PT481&dq=canada+subject:%22military+law%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=M-fcT_z2O8SN6QHU_OHACw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=canada%20subject%3A%22military%20law%22&f=false
(accessesd on 16 June 2012); Commodore Peter R. Partner was
the Canadian Judge Advocate General from 10 November 1990 to 3 May
__________Biographical notes on Peter Partner at http://nauticapedia.ca/dbase/Query/Biolist3.php?name=Partner,%20Peter%20Richard&id=15364&Page=1&input=Partner,%20Peter%20Richard (accessed on 1 May 2014); see also http://nauticapedia.ca/dbase/Query/Biolist3.php?name=Partner,%20Peter%20Richard&id=15364&Page=1&input=Partner,%20Peter%20Richard (accessed 14 December 2015);
He was appointed as an Officer Cadet RCAF (ROTP) 1956. He served in Training Command HQ Trenton ON as Staff Officer Personnel Administration
Legal 1956. He was appointed as a Flight Lieutenant RCAF (With seniority dated 01/02/1957). He served in Central Command Oakville ON as Assistant
Deputy Judge Advocate 1958. He was appointed as a Squadron Leader RCAF (With seniority dated 01/07/1961). He served in Judge Advocate General
Branch as Staff Officer Legal Services 1961. He served in Judge Advocate General Branch as Section Head Redress of Grievance Section 1964. He was
appointed as a A/Wing Commander RCAF (With seniority dated 01/08/1966). He served in Canadian Forces Advisory and Training Team Tanzania as
Senior Advisor Planning Committee 1966. He served in NDHQ for Judge Advocate General's Office as Section Head Logistics Section 1968. He was
appointed as a Lieutenant-Colonel (Legal) (With seniority dated 01/05/1970). He served in NDHQ for Judge Advocate General Branch as Director of
Law Advisory 1972. He served in NATO Defence College Rome for Staff Course 1974. He served in CFB Lahr as Assistant Judge Advocate General
European Region 1974. He served in CFB Winnipeg as Assistant Judge Advocate General Prairie Region 1978. He was appointed as a Colonel (Legal)
(With seniority dated 01/01/1982). He served in NDHQ as Director of Personnel Legal Services 1985. He was appointed as a Captain (N) (With seniority
dated 01/01/1988). He was appointed as a Commodore (With seniority dated 01/11/1990). He served in NDHQ as Judge Advocate General of the Canadian
Forces 1990. (He was retired on 03/05/1993.)
After his naval service he was Chief of the General Legal Division of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near
East in Vienna Austria.
___________Biographical notes on Peter Partner, available at http://www.probusorv.org/bookfirsttenyearsfinalversionoct04.pdf accessed 30 August 2016;
Commodore Peter Richard Partner (Ret.) (President, [of The Probus Club of Ottawa-Rideau Valley] 2001-2002)
Peter Partner is our only second generation Probian, having been introduced to Probus by his father in England, where Peter holds an honorary
life membership in the Hereford #3 Probus Club. He is respected here no less, having been nominated to an executive position with Probus Centre-Canada.
After a distinguished career in both the Canadian Armed Services and later the United Nations, Peter retired to Kars where he and his wife Margitha are active in
many aspects of community life, and where their skills rescued the Manotick Branch of the Canadian Legion. They both received the Queen‟s Golden Jubilee
medals for their community service.
Peter was born in England but spent his formative years in Newfoundland. He studied at Memorial University then accepted a scholarship at Dalhousie University
where he studied law. He is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers‟ Society.
While still a student Peter entered service in the Royal Canadian Navy. His distinguished career of 37 years included all aspects of the legal activities of the
Canadian Department of National Defence. While serving in Winnipeg he was responsible for legal work throughout the Prairies and Northwest Territories. He
served, as well, in Germany, Rome, Italy, and Tanzania training and advising. By Order in Council, Peter was appointed Judge Advocate General for Canada‟s
Armed Services. He retired with the rank of Commodore.
Leaving the Forces, Peter accepted an appointment as Chief of the General Legal Division and subsequently Senior Officer Human Resources of the United Nations
Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees. This organization is responsible for all services being provided for 3 million refugees in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan,
The West Bank and Gaza. Peter describes this appointment as “an eye opening experience.”
Being club president was a highlight for him, as it was for his Management Committee, not only because of is leadership skills but, also, his very keen sense of humour.
PARTNERSHIP FOR PEACE CONSORTIUM, "Military justice experts gather in Kyiv to launch dialogue on reform", 8 September 2016, available at http://www.pfp-consortium.org/index.php/item/255-military-justice-experts-gather-in-kyiv-to-launch-dialogue-on-reform (accessed 15 September 2016); Joe Holland is a former JAG officer; I do not think that he is still with the Office of the Judge Advocate General in 2016; please correct me if I am wrong.
Kyiv, Ukraine (8 September, 2016) Today the PfPC in conjunction with the Geneva Center for the Democratic Control of Armed
Forces (DCAF) completed the first iteration of an academic exchange program focused on the establishment and enhancement of
effective military justice systems. Participants from throughout the region attended, and frank discussion ensued on the societal and
institutional challenges still prevalent in post-Soviet systems.
Joe Holland, from the Office of the Judge Advocate General of Canada offered perspective on the Canadian system - its overlap and
differences with other programs. He noted the constraints related to the size of the Canadian corps and the distances needed to be
traveled in commission of doing justice system wide (domestic and overseas).
PASSMORE, George (about not the actual author), "George Passmore as a Convict Soldier", available at https://www.ourfamilypast.com/article/topic/9244/haa-007-breakout-2-george-passmore-convict-soldier (accessed 7 May 2017);
The third time, Passmore was absent for a mere 24 hours, but it was enough to have charged him with desertion – they must
have been convinced that he did not intend to return. He had also "made away with part of his Regimental Clothing". This time
he faced a General Court-Martial which sentenced him to 14 years transportation and "to be marked with the letter D"
Image source: http://cornwallcriminallawyer.com/about/, accessed 7 October 2017
PAUL, Ian, military lawyer with the Judge Advocate General, 1990-1994, see http://www.ianpaul.ca/lawyer/, accessed 7 October 2017;
Image source: www.law.uh.edu/faculty/main.asp?PID=34, accessed 29 July 2016
PECK, Jeff, photo with notes on this JAG officer from http://everitas.rmcclub.ca:Contents
I. Political and Institutional Framework
The Department of National Defence
II. Military Personnel
Chief Military Personnel (CMP)
III. Regular and Reserves Forces
Regular Force Officer Training Plan (ROTP)
Continuing Education Officer Training Plan (CEOTP)
Non-Commissioned Member Subsidized Education Plan (NCM SEP)
Reserve Entry Training Plan (RETP)
Individual Programme Plan
IV Armed Forces and Organs of Military Education
1. Canadian Defence Academy (CDA)
"Other units within the CDA formation include: ...the Canadian Forces Military Law Centre (CFMLC), which was established as a
directorate within CDA HQ in June 2007 to lead the design, development, and delivery of military legal education"
Canadian Forces College (CFC)
2. Military Colleges
Royal Military College of Canada (RMC)
Royal Military College St-Jean
Training Courses under CDA
The Defence Learning Network (DLN)
1. Civilian Personnel of DND
Civilian Personnel Education Support Plan
V. Civilian Institutions
1. Canadian Universities
a) First Tier
Centre for Military and Strategic Studies (CMSS), University of Calgary
b) Second Tier
Centre for Foreign Policy Studies (CFPS), Dalhousie University
Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society (GCSWS), University of New Brunswick (UNB)
Programme paix et sécurité internationales (PSI) [International Peace and Security Programme], Université Laval
Centre for International Peace and Security Studies, University of Montréal
Centre d'études des politiques étrangères et de sécurité (CEPES), UQUAM amd Concordia University
Centre for International and Defence Policy (QCIR), Queens University
Centre for Security and Defence Studies (CSDS), Carleton University
York Centre for International and Security Studies, York University
Laurier Centre for Military Strategic and Disarmament Studies (LCMSDS), Wilfrrid Laurier University
Centre for Defence and Security Studies, University of Manitoba
Centre of International Relations, University of British Columbia
Chair in Defence Management Studies, Queen's University
"21507 Jeff Peck, Class of ’99, left the Patricia’s and was called to the Ontario
Bar in 2010 after completing law school at Queens University. He is currently
employed in the Office of the Judge Advocate General as the Deputy Judge
Advocate – Kingston. This is ironic because one of his primary duties is advising
RMC on all disciplinary and administrative issues. Jeff and his partner Stephanie
live in Sydenham, ON, with their boys JJ (3 yrs) and Luke (1 yr); however most
of his spare time is spent at the cottage on Big Clear Lake in Frontenac Provincial
Park." (Image and text from http://everitas.rmcclub.ca/class-notes-torch-is-passed/, accessed
21 February 2017).
Norm was a very respected lawyer with a criminal law practice in the London, Ontario area for over 40 years. He served in the Canadian
Forces as Lieutenant Colonel in the Office of the Judge Advocate General. Norm taught law and lectured in many criminal law fields.
When Ordinary Seaman Nicola Peffers boarded the HMCS Winnipeg in 2009, she was embarking on her first deployment with the
Canadian Navy. At twenty-six years old, one of the top students in her training class, and one of the few women on the boat, Nicola
began her career with a sense of optimism and hope towards seeing the world and serving her country.
Refuge in the Black Deck is about physical and emotional strength, the failures of the justice system in the face of sexual harassment,
and the harmful effects of trauma that continue even after having left the site of the experience.
Upon returning to Ottawa in 2007, Commander Pelletier served as the Director of Law for the team advising the senior Canadian Armed Forces leadership
on issues of military personnel. In 2009, he was selected to attend the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University where he obtained a Master's
degree (LL.M.) in Law.
On his return from Montreal in 2010, he served once again with the Director of Military Prosecutions, initially as Deputy Director, responsible for the
supervision of the prosecutors in Atlantic and Eastern Regions. In 2012, he became Assistant Director, in charge of policy development, appeals and the
supervision of the provision of legal advice to the National Investigation Service. From 2010, he represented the Minister of National Defence on numerous
appeals before the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada and was counsel for a rare appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada in 2011 in the case of R. v. St-Onge.
Commander Pelletier was appointed as Military Judge by Governor in Council on 10 April 2014. He presides at courts martial held across Canada.
He is married to Anne Julie Lalonde from Montreal and they are the proud parents of Samuel and Sarah-Maude.
À son retour à Ottawa en 2007, le capitaine de frégate Pelletier a occupé les fonctions de directeur juridique pour l’équipe qui conseillait les hauts dirigeants des
Forces armées canadiennes sur les questions touchant le personnel militaire. En 2009, il a été sélectionné pour étudier à l’Institut de droit aérien et spatial de l’Université
McGill, où il a obtenu une maîtrise (LL.M.) en droit.
À son retour à Montréal en 2010, il a repris du service auprès du Directeur des poursuites militaires, d’abord comme directeur adjoint, responsable de la supervision des
procureurs dans les régions de l’Atlantique et de l’Est. En 2012, il est devenu directeur adjoint, responsable de l’élaboration des politiques et des appels, et chargé de
superviser la prestation de conseils juridiques au Service national des enquêtes. Depuis 2010, il a représenté le ministre de la Défense nationale lors de nombreux appels
devant la Cour d’appel de la cour martiale, et il a agi comme avocat à l’occasion d’un rare appel devant la Cour suprême du Canada, interjeté en 2011 dans l’affaire R. c St-Onge.
Le capitaine de frégate Pelletier a été nommé juge militaire par le gouverneur en conseil le 10 avril 2014. Il préside les procès devant une cour martiale dans tout le Canada.
Il est marié à Anne Julie Lalonde, de Montréal. Lui et sa femme sont les fiers parents de Samuel et de Sarah-Maude.
Canada’s newest military judge appointed
The Governor General in Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of National Defence, has appointed Cmdr. Martin Pelletier
as Canada's newest military judge, effective 10 April 2014.
Pelletier was born in Quebec City. He obtained law degrees from Laval University and the University of Western Ontario and has also
obtained an LLM from McGill University in Air and Space Law. Pelletier enrolled in the Naval Reserve in 1987 and has been member
of the Quebec Bar since 1993, practising in Quebec City before joining the Office of the Judge Advocate General in 1995.
Pelletier served as Deputy Judge Advocate at CFB Valcartier, in Germany, and at the Naval Reserve Headquarters. At the Headquarters in
Ottawa, he worked in the Military Justice and Administrative Law fields and participated in the amendment process of the National Defense
Act. In 1999, he deployed in Bosnia to serve as legal advisor of the Canadian Contingent of the Stabilization Force (SFOR).
Pelletier joined the Canadian Military Prosecution Service in 2001 as military prosecutor and served as appellate counsel before the CourtPelletier has been a highly active member of the CBA National Military Law Section, serving in a number of positions including as Chair in
Martial Appeal Court until promotion in 2004. In his current rank, he was Assistant Judge Advocate General (Atlantic Region) in Halifax,
during which time he was assigned as legal advisor to the boards of inquiry investigating the fire in submarine HMCS Chicoutimi and on
the treatment of Afghan detainees. He also obtained a graduate diploma in Military Law from the University of Melbourne in 2005. Upon
returning to Ottawa in 2007, he led the legal group that provides advice on military personnel issues. Most recently, he had been working at
the Assistant Director of Military Prosecutions since 2010.
2008-2009 and again in 2011-2012. The NMLS Executive would like to congratulate Judge Pelletier on his prestigious appointment and wish
him all the best during his time on the bench.(source: http://www.cba.org/CBA/sections_military/newsletters2014/news.aspx, accessed on
12 January 2015).
Le plus récent juge militaire du Canada est nommé
Le gouverneur général en conseil, sur recommandation du ministre de la Défense nationale a nommé le capitaine de frégate Martin Pelletier
comme le plus récent juge militaire du Canada, en date du 10 avril 2014.
Pelletier est originaire de Québec. Il est bachelier en droit de l’Université Laval et de l’Université Western Ontario, et il a obtenu une maîtrise
en droit aérien et spatial à l’Université McGill. Pelletier s’est enrôlé dans la Réserve navale en 1987, et il est membre du Barreau du Québec
depuis 1993 et a pratiqué le droit à Québec avant de joindre le cabinet du juge-avocat général en 1995. Pelletier a servi en tant que juge-avocat
adjoint à la BFC Valcartier, en Allemagne et au quartier général de la Réserve navale. Au quartier général d’Ottawa, il a œuvré dans les domaines
de la justice militaire et du droit administratif et a participé au processus d’amendement de la Loi sur la défense nationale. En 1999, il a été
affecté en Bosnie en tant que conseiller juridique du contingent canadien de la Force de stabilisation (SFOR). Pelletier s’est joint au Service
canadien des poursuites militaires en 2001 en tant que procureur et a plaidé les appels devant la Cour d’appel de la cour martiale jusqu’à sa
promotion en 2004. À son grade actuel, il fut l’assistant du juge-avocat général, région de l’Atlantique à Halifax, période pendant laquelle il
fut conseiller juridique auprès des commissions d’enquête sur l’incendie du sous-marin NCSM Chicoutimi et sur le traitement des détenus en
Afghanistan. Il a également obtenu un diplôme de deuxième cycle en droit militaire de l’Université de Melbourne en 2005. À son retour à
Ottawa en 2007, Pelletier a dirigé la prestation de services juridiques dans le domaine du personnel militaire. Plus récemment, il agissait
comme directeur des poursuites militaires adjoint depuis 2010. Pelletier a été un membre très actif de la Section nationale de droit militaire
de l’ABC, y ayant occupé plusieurs fonctions, notamment celle de président en 2008-2009 et de nouveau en 2011-2012. Les membres de
l'exécutif de la SNDM tiennent à féliciter le juge Pelletier pour cette prestigieuse nomination et lui adressent tous leurs vœux de succès dans
la magistrature. (source: http://www.cba.org/ABC/sections_military_f/newsletters2014/news.aspx, visité le 12 janvier 2015)
This thesis explores the issues of navigation and overflight of the territorial sea by military aircraft operating from warships,
known as organic aircraft. A review of maritime zones in the Law of the Sea from a Canadian perspective reveals a preference for
the exercise of coastal State jurisdiction on significant ocean space, to the potential detriment of freedom of navigation
advocated by maritime powers. Current uses of organic air are challenged by a legal framework which does not take into account
the unique relationship between ships and the aircraft they carry. The regimes of passage do not allow overflight when it would
be most needed. The weaknesses in the generous interpretation of navigational rights advocated by commentators associated with
the US Navy and a climate of significant preoccupation towards security of the coasts are not conductive to any changes in the
legal framework that would secure special freedoms of overflight for organic aircraft.
Cette thèse explore les questions applicables à la navigation et au survol de la mer territoriale par les aéronefs militaires
embarqués sur les navires de guerre, désignés sous le vocable "organic aircraft", ibrement traduit par l'expression "aéronefs
intégrés". Un survol des zones maritimes promulguées par le droit de la mer, telles que mises en oeuvre en droit canadien
révèle une préférence marquée pour l'imposition de l'autorité de l'État côtier sur de vastes étendues maritimes, au détriment
possible de la liberté de navigation défendue par les puissances maritimes. L'utilisation des aéronefs intégrés est menacée par
un cadre juridique ne tenant pas compte de la relation symbiotique entre le navire et l'aéronef qu'il transporte. Les régimes
de passage ne permettent pas le survol là où on en aurait le plus besoin. Les faiblesses dans l'interprétation généreuse de la
liberté de navigation par les commentateurs associés àla Marine des États-Unis et une préoccupation accrue quant à la sécurité
des côtes ne sont pas susceptibles de mener à une évolution du cadre juridique qui pourrait garantir une liberté de survol
adéquate pourles aéronefs intégrés.
[Source: AMICUS catalogue, Library and Archives Canada]
The definition of 'terrorist activity' is fundamental to Canada's anti-terrorism legislation. Following the recent trial of Momin Khawaja
before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, it is clear that the 'armed conflict' exclusion-exempting wartime activities undertaken in
accordance with international law-poses serious challenges to the coherence of this legislative regime, threatening the effectiveness of
future domestic terrorism prosecutions. This article examines the 'armed conflict' exclusion and its judicial treatment in Khawaja,
identifying key challenges and making specific recommendations to address them. Coupled with other issues arising from the'armed
conflict' exclusion, Khawaja serves to highlight a clear and pressing need for amendment of the statutory definition of 'terrorist activity.
at pp. 27-28, accessed 16 March 2015)
This article gives the benefits of redefining ‘security’ in order to emphasize human beings instead of states. It shows that human security is firmly embedded in today's language of world politics. Human security also reflects the role of the UN in advancing at occasionally enforcing new international norms that place the individual at the core of modern understandings of international security. (source: http://www.oxfordhandbooks.com/view/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199560103.001.0001/oxfordhb-9780199560103-e-031, accessed 18 July 2015)
The communications surveillance powers granted to Canada’s national security agencies have rarely resulted in prosecution and,
as a result, have been subject to very little judicial, academic, or public scrutiny. However, as the state increasingly seeks to
prosecute alleged terrorists, courts will have to interpret the scope of these powers and decide whether they violate section 8
of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the Charter). A review of the powers granted to police, the Canadian Security
Intelligence Service (CSIS), and the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) reveals two constitutional infirmities:
allowing police to conduct communications surveillance in terrorism investigations without establishing “investigative necessity,”
and allowing CSEC to intercept domestic communications without prior judicial authorization. Put simply, these powers should
be found to violate section 8 of the Charter because they substantially infringe on the privacy of innocent Canadians, especially
of Muslim or Arab background, while doing little to advance national security.
Université McGill, faculté de droit (Programme national) LL.B., B.C.L. de 1985-1989;
Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean (Baccalauréat en administration) de 1972-1977;
Réserve des Forces armées canadiennes, service du Juge-avocat général (de 1990 à 2000);
retired officer with legal and operational experience
Infantry officer (Royal 22ième Régiment, Canadian Airborne Regiment) having served in Canada, Europe and the US. As a military lawyer, I provided
legal advice at the operational, tactical and strategic levels for deployed (UN and multinational) and domestic operations and I also deployed in the
Balkans, Africa and Afghanistan. Legal adviser to JTF-2. Commanding Officer of the Canadian Forces National Counter Intelligence Unit. Appointed
a military judge in 2006 and retired in 2014.
Biography - Lieutenant-Colonel Jean-Guy Perron, CD
Lieutenant-Colonel Perron, CD, was born in Earlton, Ontario in 1959. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1978 and was
granted a Bachelor of Arts (Military and Strategic Studies) degree by the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean in 1983.
His infantry career may be summarized as follows: 1 R22eR (Germany) 1983-86, mechanized infantry platoon commander
and assistant battalion operations officer; FMC HQ (St-Hubert) 1986-87, Aide de Camp to Commander Force Mobile Command;
1er Commando Canadian Airborne Regiment (Petawawa) 1987-89, Adjudant; 3 R22eR (Valcartier) 1989-90, infantry company
2IC. Selected for the Military Legal Training Plan(MLTP), he began his studies at the University of Ottawa in 1990. He was
granted the degree of Bachelor of Common Law (LL.B.) in 1993 and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1995. Lieutenant-Colonel
Perron has served on the staff of the Director of Law (DLaw) / Human Rights and Information, DLaw/International and DLaw/
Operations. He served as Regional Military Prosecutor and as Director Military Prosecutions-3. He has served a tour in Bosnia-
Herzegovina in 1996 as the legal adviser to the command of the Canadian Contingent Implementation Force and participated in
OP ASSURANCE in Rwanda and Uganda in 1996. He was also deployed to Tampa, Florida as legal adviser to the Command
Joint Task Force South West Asia for OP APOLLO. Lieutenant-Colonel Perron filled the position of AJAG Ottawa when promoted
in 2001 and, subsequently, the position of commanding officer of the Canadian Forces National Counter Intelligence Unit. Before
joining the Office of the Chief Military Judge, he was the legal adviser of the Commander of Canada Command.
Pursuant to section 165.21 of the National Defence Act the Government of Canada has announced the appointment of Lieutenant-
Colonel Jean-Guy Perron, as military judge on 2 June 2006.
(source: http://web.archive.org/web/20070822211214/http://www.forces.gc.ca/cmj/biosPerron_e.asp, accessed on 14 January 2015)
Biographie - Lieutenant-colonel Jean-Guy Perron, CD
Le lieutenant-colonel Perron, CD, est né en 1959 à Earlton, en Ontario. EnrÃ´lé dans les Forces canadiennes en 1978, il a
obtenu un baccalauréat's arts en études militaires et stratégiques du Collège militaire royal de Saint‑Jean en 1983.
Sa carrière de fantassin peut se résumer comme suit: 1 R22eR (Allemagne) 1983-86, commandant de peloton dâ€™infanterie
et assistant officier des opérations du bataillon; QG FMC (St-Hubert) 1986-87, Aide de camp du commandant de la Force mobile;
1er Commando Régiment aéroporté du Canada (Petawawa) 1987-89, capitaine-adjudant; 3 R22eR (Valcartier) 1989-90,
commandant-adjoint de compagnie. Sélectionné pour le Programme d'études militaires en droit (PEMD), le lieutenant-
colonel Perron a entrepris ses études à l'Université d'Ottawa en 1990. En 1993, il a obtenu son baccalauréat en common
law (LL.B.) et fut admis au Barreau de l'Ontario en 1995. Le lieutenant-colonel Perron a servi au sein du Directeur juridique
(DJ)/ Droits de la personne et information, DJ/ International et DJ/ Opérations. Il a aussi comblé les postes de Procureur
militaire régional et Directeur poursuites militaires-3. Il a servi en Bosnie-HerzÃ©govine en 1996 à titre de conseiller juridique
au commandement du Contingent canadien auprès de la Force de mise en oeuvre. Il a aussi participé à OP ASSURANCE
au Rwanda et en Ouganda en 1996. Il fut déployé à Tampa, Florida à titre de conseiller juridique au commandement de
la Force opérationnelle interarmées Asie du sud-ouest pour OP APOLLO. Le lieutenant-colonel Perron a occupé la position
dâ€™AJAG Ottawa à partir de sa promotion en 2001 pour ensuite agir en tant que commandant de lâ€™UnitÃ© nationale de
contre-intelligence des Forces canadiennes. Il fut conseiller juridique du commandant du Commandement du Canada avant de
se joindre au cabinet du juge militaire en chef.
Le gouvernement du Canada a annoncé, en vertu de l'article 165.21 de la Loi sur la dÃ©fense nationale, la nomination du
lieutenant-colonel Jean-Guy Perron, comme juge militaire le 2 juin 2006.
(source: http://web.archive.org/web/20080117034748/http://www.forces.gc.ca/cmj/biosPerron_f.asp, visité le 14 janvier 2015)
I would say that over 85% of my time was devoted to operations. Questions of discipline, administra-
tive law and interpretation of regulations or other orders accounted for the other 45% (sic) of my
time. When I arrived in Tampa, playing an active part in drafting rules of engagement for JTSWA
and offering legal advice on their interpretation of the ROE quickly became two of my most important
priorities. These were activities that occupied much of my time. I also have to admit that the
issue of detainees monopolized a good deal of my time during the months of November, December,
January and February. Any deployed legal officer has to be fully familiar with CF doctrine regarding
operations because any command relationship in a JTF has to respect this doctrine. Another task that
soon fell to me was the initial drafting and regular updating of the document appointing commanding
officers and assigning their responsibilities. Revising orders and other directives for the signature of
the Commander JTFSWA or the CDS was another task that took up much of my time. Like any op-
erational legal officer assigned to a senior HQ, I was working with each branch of the headquarters
staff, whether it be in the context of current operations, intelligence, planning of future opera-
tions, logistics, communications, personnel administration or finance.
IN MAY, I headed to Canada for CANZEX 07. My initial destination was Victoria, British Colombia, where I arrived at Canadian Forces Base (CFB)
Esquimalt and quickly settled into the wardroom. I was to spend my time in British Colombia at the office of the Pacific Region Assistant Judge
Advocate General – AJAG (P).
My ‘laid-back’ introduction to the new office lasted about 5 seconds, as I happened to arrive in the middle of a major
discipline issue. However, this also meant catching a Sea King helicopter out to HMCS ALGONQUIN at sea. It was
a fabulous day and the aerial tour was appreciated. My host officer MAJ Philip Drew, assured me this was not how
they always did business...
The soldiers of Force XXI and the Army After Next must be diplomats, managers, relief workers, and police officers as well
as warriors. Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia and Rwanda illustrate the complicated political, economic, and social issues---legal and
non-legal---confronting commanders. It is no longer unusual, for example, for Army lawyers to work along side judge
advocates from other nations. Thus, while serving as the U.N. Mission in Haiti Force (UNMIH) Legal Advisor, MAJ Mark S.
Ackerman, was assisted by Canadian judge advocate MAJ Marc B. Philippe. In this photograph, taken in Port-au-Prince
in 1995, Ackerman (left) and Philippe (right) advise COL Khatak, Commander, Pakistan Contingent, UNMIH Military Force.
[source: http://www.eur.army.mil/21TSC/SJA/History/History2.htm, accessed 22 June 2017]
Commander (Retired), Adjunct & Sessional Assistant Professor, Royal Military College of Canada, CANADA
Cdr Phillips joined the Canadian Forces in 1985 and practiced law exclusively in the Canadian Forces
as a Legal Officer in the Office of the Judge Advocate General until 2012. In addition to prosecuting
and defending at courts martials, he advised on a wide variety of military and civilian legal issues,
including international issues such as Law of the Sea, Air Law, Operational Law, Law of Armed Conflict
and Negotiating Status of Forces treaties. The pinnacles of his career were in International Law and
Operational Law, including as legal advisor to the Canadian Air Task Group Middle East in Doha,
Qatar, during the "Gulf War" in 1990-91; the Commander of the military forces in the UN Transition
Mission in Haiti (UNTMIH) in 1997; the Commander of NATO SFOR Brigade North-West in Banja
Luka, Bosnia-Hezegovina, in 2003104; the CO of HMCS Frdericton during OP SAIPH in the Gulf of
Aden, Indian Ocean and Persian Gulf in 2009/10 (patrolling for pirates and sea-borne terrorists).
Professor Phillips started teaching undergraduates and graduate students at the Royal Military
College of Canada (RMC) in 2006 where he currently continues to teach as an Adjunct Assistant
Professor. (source: https://www.mcgill.ca/iasl/files/iasl/2016_4th_manfred_lachs_conference_on_conflicts_in_space_and_the_rule_of_law_final_program.pdf, accessed 3 March 2017).
Abstract: 1. L'énoncé du problème. L'hypothèse de cette thèse repose sur l'utilisation des théories sur la structure de la pratique et la théorie des
vertus d'Alasdair MacIntyre. L'objectif de cette thèse est de démontrer qu'il est possible de concevoir une éthique militaire qui puisse répondre
plus adéquatement aux defis éthiques rencontrés par les membres des Forces canadiennes déployés dans le cadre des opérations de soutien de
la paix. 2. Méthodologie et questions importantes. Pour réaliser notre objectif, nous avons posé trois questions qui portent chacune sur un
aspect particulier servant à démontrer notre raisonnement qui articule notre hypothèse. La première question sert à établir les cadres théoriques
de notre proposition et s'articule ainsi: Quelles sont les théories qui sont susceptibles de nous aider dans notre recherche pour l'amélioration du
Programme d'éthique de la Defense? Selon nous, ce programme trouve ses fondements dans la théorie libérale de John Rawls. Nous voulons
examiner certaines limites de cette théorie afin de proposer la nécessite d'établir la spécificité des pratiques militaires. De plus, nous allons suggérer
le consensus délibératif comme solution au problème que pose le consensus par recoupement de John Rawls. Le deuxième chapitre servira à exposer
la théorie des vertus d'Alasdair MacIntyre qui se fonde tout particulièrement mais non exclusivement sur sa notion de pratique et des biens internes
inhérents. La deuxième question porte sur l'aspect pratique de notre recherche et elle se libelle comme suit: Quels sont les éléments que nous pourrions
utiliser pour démontrer certains des avantages de la théorie des vertus d'Alasdair MacIntyre? Pour répondre à cette question nous allons nous servir
de scénarios qui expliciteront deux aspects des pratiques que nous retrouvons dans le cadre des opérations de soutien de la paix, soit les pratiques liées
à l'utilisation de la force et celles liées à la négociation et à la médiation. Suivant la description de ces pratiques, nous allons procéder à une première
analyse de ces pratiques à la lumière de la théorie des vertus de MacIntyre. La troisième question porte sur la dimension théologique de notre recherche
et elle examinera les différents rôles de l'aumonier militaire, plus particulièrement en ce qui a trait à favoriser et à maintenir les valeurs spirituelles et
morales. De plus, l'aumonier militaire joue le rôle du conseiller aupres de la chaine de commandement sur tout ce qui concerne le bien-être spirituel
et moral des militaires et de leur famille. Il faut ajouter que ces rôles doivent s'exercer tant en garnison que lors des opérations de soutien de la paix.
En d'autres mots, cette dernière question porte surtout sur la dimension opérationnelle du rôle de l'aumonier: Comment la théorie de l'éthique des
vertus de MacIntyre peut-elle contribuer au rôle important que l'aumonier militaire exerce dans le cadre des opérations de soutien de la paix,
particulièrement les aumoniers qui appartiennent à la dénomination catholique romaine. Notre objectif en ce qui a trait à notre recherche est
d'engager un dialogue avec les responsables du Programme d'éthique de la Défense afin de favoriser la mise en pauvre d'un programme d'éthique
répondant aux besoins spécifiques liées aux pratiques exercées par les militaires dans le cadre des opérations de soutien de la paix. (Abstract shortened by UMI.)
------------------ source: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/stephane-pierre-noel-46a562141
Promoition à Capc: Stéphane Pierre-Noël
Lt(v) Stéphane Pierre-Noël
source: (2006) 1 JAG Les actualités
--Newsletter p. 11
PIERRE-NOEL, Stéphane, membre du Barreau du Québec (2017), avocat militaire, Bureau du Juge-avocat généra, photos:
IS2013-2000-004 Le capitaine de corvette Stéphane Pierre-Noel, du Commandement
des opérations interarmées du Canada, exécute ses tâches dans
le laboratoire de combat interarmées du Centre de guerre des
Forces canadiennes, à Ottawa (Ontario), le 15 mai 2013, dans
le cadre de l’exercice interarmées 2013.
Lieutenant-Commander Stephane Pierre-Noel, from Canadian
Joint Operations Command in Ottawa, Ontario, performs his
duties in the Joint Battle Lab at the Canadian Forces
Warfare Centre in Ottawa during Joint Exercise 2013 on May 15, 2013. Photo: MCpl Marc-Andre Gaudreault, Canadian Forces Combat Camera © 2013 DND-MDN Canada
[source: combatcamera.forces.gc.ca/gallery/cc_photos/detail/?filename=IS2013-2000-004&assetId=37177&lang=fra, consulté le 28 octobre 2017]
Is the Canadian North a state of mind or simply the lands and waters above the 60th parallel? In searching for the ill-fated Franklin Expedition in the
19th century, Britain's Royal Navy mapped and charted most of the Arctic Archipelago. In 1874 Canadian Prime Minister Alexander Mackenzie
agreed to take up sovereignty of all the Arctic, if only to keep the United States and Tsarist Russia out. But as the dominion expanded east and west,
the ?North” was forgotten. Besides a few industries, its potential was unknown. It was as one Canadian said ?for later.”
There wasn't much need to send police or military expeditions to the North. Not only was there little tribal warfare between the Inuit or First Nations,
but there were few white settlers to protect and the ?forts” were mainly trading posts. Thus, in the early 20th century, Canada's Arctic was less known
than Sudan or South Africa.
From Far and Wide recounts exclusively the historic activities of the Canadian military in Canada's North.
[source for text and image of book: play.google.com/store/books/details?id=1nMRR3nzAnQC&source=productsearch&utm_source=HA_Desktop_US&utm_medium=SEM&utm_campaign=PLA&pcampaignid=
MKTAD0930BO1&gclid=CJG8-pCf_NMCFbLnMgoduDkP7w&gclsrc=ds&dclid=CJvYhZGf_NMCFUU4TwoduGQAAg, accessed 19 May 2017]
“This report reviews and synthesizes the background literature and other documentation relating to transition from a homosexual ban
to the cancellation of the exclusionary policy in the Canadian Forces”
– NISC Gay & Lesbian Abstracts. Information in abstract indicates that the report is available for order from NTIS in Springfield, Virginia.
(source: http://library2.usask.ca/srsd/gaycanada/misc/MILITARY.htm, accessed 18 August 2016);
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Me Benoît Pinsonneault (1971), de la section de Montréal, prend sa retraite des Forces canadiennes comme avocat militaire, après 27 ans de service
au cabinet du juge-avocat général. Diplômé de la Faculté de droit de l'Université de Sherbrooke en 1970, Me Pinsonneault a exercé en pratique privée
pendant quatre ans à Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, avant de joindre les Forces canadiennes en 1975. Sa carrière militaire l'a amené à exercer différentes
fonctions, principalement au Québec et en Ontario, mais aussi en Allemagne de 1990 à 1993 à titre d'assistant-juge avocat général. Sa principale fonction
était alors de procureur-chef de la poursuite pour toutes les cours martiales se produisant en Europe. De retour au Canada, il a assumé pendant cinq ans la
position de directeur juridique des réclamations par et contre la Couronne à Ottawa. Après un séjour à Montréal, le lieutenant-colonel Pinsonneault a été
nommé directeur-adjoint des poursuites militaires pour les Forces canadiennes par le ministre de la Défense nationale en 2001, poste qu'il occupera jusqu'à
sa retraite, prévue pour le 8 juillet prochain.
Benoît Pinsonneault, 2014
____________"Benoît Pinsonneault - Club de Marche Voyageurs d'Ottawa", You Tube Video, 3:20 mintes, available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7c6Z48rEKk (accessed 25 December 2017);
___________LCol Benoît Pinsonneault, on the right, receiving his CD1 for 22 years of service from BGen Pierre Boutet, 2 February 1998, image source: JAG Newsletter/Bulletin d'actualités du JAG, volume 1, Part 1, Jan-Feb 98 (image posted on 21 December 2016);
PINSONNEAULT, Gérard, La propagande de recrutement militaire au Canada, 1914-1917. Essai en histoire des mentalités, mémoire de maîtrise, Université de Sherbrooke, 1981, 183 p., Mémoire dirigé par Laperrière, Guy, 1981; titre noté dans mes articles mais thèse non consultée (13 décembre 2016);
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security : the role of the Canadian Forces in the event of
Quebec separation, Thesis (M.A.), Dalhousie University,
2001, viii, 117 leaves, Includes bibliographical references (leaves 110-117); thesis not consulted yet;
.........................................Heather Fogo, image
PITMAN, Teresa, "Lawyer's Career Follows Military Path: Guelph Grads on the Go--Providing legal advice is part of the job", Tuesday, 7 January 2014, University of Guelph; article about JAG officer Heather Fogo; available at http://atguelph.uoguelph.ca/2014/01/lawyers-career-follows-military-path/ (accessed on 28 January 2014);
PITZUL, Jerry S.T., "[Address of] Major-General Jerry Pitzul,
Q.C. to the Office of the JAG Annual Mess Dinner, Royal Canadian
Air Force Officers Mess, 27 October 2005, Ottawa, Ontario, Dîner
régimentaire annuel du Cabinet du JAG, Mess des Officiers de la
Force aérienne, 27 octobre 2005, Ottawa, Ontario], Past year's activities; Presentation to
members of the JAG Advisory Panel on Military Justice;
Presentation to Mr. David Bright [past chair of the Canadian Bar
Association National Military Law Section]; JAG Liz Lundy
Award of Excellence [to Madame Christiane Chevalier and Mrs. Roma
Stevenson]; JAG Commendations -- Mr. W. Hays Parks;
Professor Leslie Green); JAG Award of Excellence (to LCol Mike
Gibson)", (2006) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter
___________"I fully supported creating a military ombudsman", The Ottawa Citizen, 6 January 2000 at p. A13;
Description: I also want to counter any implication that Mr. [Michael Blanchfield]'s article may leave that military
lawyers do not operate under extensive civilian oversight. Among the reforms recently put in place by Parliament is
the requirement that I be responsible directly to the minister of national defence. I am required by statute to submit
an annual report to the minister who in turn must file that report with Parliament.
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Change of Appointment Ceremony / Passation des fonctions du
JAG", (2007) 1 JAG Les
actualités Newsletter 3--4; article in French and English; article en
français et en anglais;
___________"JAG Remarks to SCONDVA 1 June 2000", available at http://web.archive.org/web/20010618022755/www.dnd.ca/jag/hl_remarks_to_scondva_e.html#top; SCONDVA = Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs;
___________"Remarques du JAG -- CPDNAC -- 1 JUIN 2000", disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/20010620192237/www.dnd.ca/jag/hl_remarks_to_scondva_f.html#top; CPDNAC = Comité permanent de la défense nationale et des anciens combattants;
___________ "JAG REPORT (1998-99)", JAG Newsletter,
Vol.III, July-Sept 1999, pp. 76-92; Brigadier General Pitzul is
the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Forces. The
titles headings of this report include: "Implementing Bill C-25",
"Reestablishing the Credibility of the Military Justice System",
"Implementing a Revised Legal Services Organization",
"Rejuvenating the Office of the JAG", "Current Activities" and
___________dans JAG Bulletin d'actualités (publication bilingue, même numéro que la version anglaise);
___________"Letters to the Editor -- Military justice maligned", The Ottawa Citizen, 1 November 1999, p. A13;
Description: David Pugliese's articles raise two points that require specific comment. First, in suggesting there is an alleged
inconsistency in sentencing based on rank, he does not address the range of factors that must be considered under Canadian law.
One factor in a case seldom completely outweighs all others, and the consideration of all relevant factors is part of the delicate
balance involved in the sentencing process. Drawing broad conclusions based on a selective comparison of cases involving
noncommissioned members and officers is not only misleading but creates an unfounded perception that the military justice
system is unfair. In this respect, I must also point out that the reporting on specific courts martial cases (all of which were held
prior to Sept. 1) was incomplete. For example, the Court Martial Appeal Court upheld the sentence of reduction in rank to the
rank of Lieutenant- Colonel and a fine of $10,000 that had been imposed on Col. Reno Vanier at trial. On appeal to the same
court, Cmdr. John Legaarden's court martial sentence of six months imprisonment was reduced to a severe reprimand and a
fine of $10,000.
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Judge%20Advocate%20General, accessed 20 December 2017]
___________"Letters to the Editor -- Setting the record straight on the Forces ombudsman", The Ottawa Citizen, 18 May 2001, p. A13, letter in reply to Blanchfield, "Internal battle rages over Forces ombudsman: Marin accuses DND legal branch of waste, delays", supra; there is a mistake in BGen Pitzul's article as the proper reference to his June 1, 2000 testimony is before the House of Commons, Standing Committee on National Defence and Veterans Affairs and not the Senate Committee;
___________"Operational Law and the Legal Professional: A Canadian Perspective", (2001) 51 The Air Force Law Review 311-321; available at http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m6007/is_2001_Spring/ai_92044667/pg_1?tag=artBody;col1 (accessed on 28 July 2008) and http://www.afjag.af.mil/library/index.asp (accessed on 12 January 2012); also available at https://books.google.ca/books?id=B8fAMhvA-BgC&pg=PT324&lpg=PT324&dq=OPLAW+Canadian+forces&source=bl&ots=iewqMw0-u7&sig=6Tb3dOZn9WHOwL0M60lKvLV9Czo&hl=fr&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj6lLa205_JAhUE8z4KHcagAGUQ6AEIWjAI#v=onepage&q=OPLAW%20Canadian%20forces&f=false (accessed 20 November 2015);
____________Photo du Juge-avocat général, le Briagdier général Jerry Pitzul, rencontrant l'ombudsman des Forces israéliennes de défense, 2001; cette photo vient de la publication suivante: André Marin, Remaniement de la surveillance, Livre blanc de l'obudsman, à la p. 11, disponible à http://www.ombudsman.forces.gc.ca/assets/OMBUDSMAN_Internet/docs/fr/remaniement.pdf (vérifié le 15 janvier 2017);
___________"SPEECH AND COMMENT: Operational Law and the Legal Professional: A Canadian Perspective",
___________"The Role and Functions of Military Lawyers in the Canadian Forces", (1999) 38 The Military Law and the Law of War Review 359 to approx. 368;
___________"Speaking Notes, Advisory Committee on Defence", 3 February 1997, Halifax; in the Moriarity and Hannah v. R. appeal before the Supreme Court of Canada, we read in the Moriarity's Appellants' Factum, at p. 23, paragraph 70 that "Of note, before the enactment of s. 165.17(3) of the NDA, a former JAG recommended that military prosecutions be under the supervision of the Attorney General.93". Footnote 93 reads: "Jerry Pitzul, Speaking Notes, Advisory Committee on Defence, 3 February 1997, Halifax". I got a copy of this six page document from one the Appellant' book of authorities -- click here to read the document;
___________"SPEECH AND COMMENT: Operational Law and the Legal Professional: A Canadian Perspective", ISSN: 0094-8381 ; EISSN: 1554-981X
... Developing Canadian Forces policies, regulations and directives related to operational law issues (e.g. production of an Operational Law Manual
and contribution to the rewriting of the Canadian Forces Use of Force Manual);. ... In the context of the Rule of Law, treaty law, like the Geneva
Conventions (GCs) and the 1977 Additional Protocols and Hague Rules, is paramount and impacts significantly on military operations. In fact, the
legal, operational and humanitarian principles found in these treaties are so fundamental that it is Canadian Forces policy that all its members will
apply the spirit and principles of the GCs, Additional Protocols I&II and Hague Rules on international operations, even if Canada is not engaged
in an armed conflict. ... Further, Canadian Forces personnel are prohibited from participating in the planning for the use of anti-personnel mines
or providing assistance in the use of these mines to a coalition partner who may not be a party to this Convention. ... For every mission flown for
which ordnance was expected to be released, a Canadian Forces Legal Officer examined the target to be assigned to Canadian resources by the
Combined Air Operations Center (CAOC) with a view towards its legitimacy and relevance as a valid military target under Canadian and
___________"Speech to the graduating/Discours prononcé lors de la Cérémonie de remise des certificats", Collège militaire royal de St-Jean, 18 May 2012; disponible à http://www.cmrsj-rmcsj.forces.gc.ca/cb-bk/opi-opi/2012/opi-opi-2012-2-eng.asp (visité le 22 février 2015);
Victory will come at a cost but not at all cost. It may come at the cost of a loss of life, bodily integrity, or national treasure, but should not come at the cost of a loss of
morality or the forsaking of the values inherent in the character of individuals who act with integrity. One of those values for Canadians and what lies in part at the core
of what Canada is as a country is the belief in the Rule of Law. Our cornerstone constitutional document the Charter of Rights and Freedoms starts with the words
"Whereas Canada is founded upon principles that recognize the supremacy of God and the rule of law..." The Supreme Court of Canada in the case Reference Re
Manitoba Language Rights  1 S.C.R. 721at 748-9 decided that the rule of law means at least two things: that the law is supreme over officials of government as
well as private individuals, and thereby preclusive of the influence of arbitrary power; and it requires the creation and maintenance of an actual order of positive laws
which preserves and embodies the more general principles of the normative order. The National Defence document "Leadership in the Canadian Forces: Conceptual
Foundations" treats in more detail the concept providing, in part, that under the Rule of Law, laws become the means by which social order and the framework for the
governance of society are established. The law codifies the essential norms and values of society. The Rule of Law rejects the use of arbitrary power or force to protect
individual rights and the security of individuals rather it requires that the conduct of all members of society will be regulated in a manner that is not arbitrary nor subject
to the improper exercise of discretionary authority... For the Canadian Forces, the Rule of Law establishes the relationship of the military to civil authorities, governs the
relationship between leaders and subordinates, and is a critical element in decision-making for leaders at all levels. It applies in all conditions: war, peace, and all other
operations that make up the spectrum of conflict. A military force in a democratic country has a special relationship to the Rule of Law. As the Supreme Court said in
the case of Marcus v. The Minister of National Defense 45 P.D. (1) 467,470-471: "When the cannons roar, the muses are silent. But even when the cannons roar, the
Military Commander must uphold the law. The strength of society to withstand its enemies is based on its recognition that it is fighting for values worthy of defense.
The rule of law is one of those values."
___________"Swearing-in/out ceremony of the Chief Justice of the Standing Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada" / "Cérémonie d'assermentation du juge en chef de la Court d'appel de la cour martiale du Canada", (2005) 1 Les actualités JAG Newsletter 3-4; research note: Speaking notes for Major-General Jerry Pitzul, JAG; the Chief Justice was The Honourable Edmond P. Blanchard; the article is a mixture of French and English; the swearing-in was on 14 January 2005;.
Brigadier-General Jerry S.T. Pitzul (Judge Advocate General, Department of National Defence):
I have a prepared statement, Mr. Chair, that I'm prepared to read to you at this point in time.
Mr. Chairman, members of the committee, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for asking
me to appear before you today to discuss the operations of Canada's military legal branch and to speak
on behalf of the very dedicated group of Canadians serving in uniform who provide legal advice to the
Government of Canada, the Department of National Defence, and the Canadian Forces.
While I recognize that I am also here because of the ombudsman's appearance before you on May 9, I
believe it is important that I take this opportunity to outline for you the organization and activities of the
Office of the Judge Advocate General. This may allow you to place the ombudsman's comments in their
PITZUL, Jerry S.T., Kirby Abbott, and Christopher K. Penny, "The Responsibility to Protect", (Winter 2004) 5(4) Canadian Military Journal 31-38; available at http://www.journal.dnd.ca/vo5/no4/index-eng.asp (accessed on 12 January 2012); edited version in (2005) 1 Les actualités JAG Newsletter 28 and 33-37;
PITZUL, Jerry S.T., Kirby Abbott, and Christopher K. Penny, "Réflexions sur la responsabilité de protéger et le droit militaire", (Hiver 2004) 5(4) Revue militaire canadienne 31-38; disponible à http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo5/no4/index-fra.asp (vérifié le 19 janvier 2012); version révisée dans (2005) 1 Les actualités JAG Newsletter 37-42;
PITZUL, Brigadier-General Jerry S.T. with the collaboration of
Major L.-V., d'Auteuil, "Upholding the Traditions of Civil and
Common Law in the Practice of Canadian Military Law",
(June-December 2001) 2 JAG Newsletter -- Les actualités
45-49; note: "BGen Pitzul was the invited speaker at the luncheon
given by the Association des avocats civilistes", November 1,
PITZUL, Brigadier-général Jerry S.T., "La rencontre des traditions de droit civil et de common law dans la pratique du droit militaire canadien", (Juin-déc. 2001) 2 JAG Newsletter -- Les actualités 40-45; note: "BGen Pitzul était le conférencier invité lors du dîner de l'Association des avocats civilistes", le 1 novembre 2001, Ottawa;
PITZUL, Jerry S.T., Brigadier-General, and John C. Maguire, Commander, "A Perspective on Canada's Code of Service Discipline", JAG Newsletter, Vol. IV: Oct-Dec 1999, pp. 6-16; "Originally presented: Saturday, August 1, 1998 ABA Annual Meeting General Practice and Small Firm Section Toronto Canada"; the article has three parts: "A. The Development of Canada's Military Justice System to 1950"; "B. Subsequent Developments in Canadian Military Law"; and "C. The Future: Canadian Military Justice in the 21st Century"; also published in Eugene R. Fidell and Dwight Hall Sullivan, eds., Evolving Military Justice, Annapilis (Md.): Naval Institute Press, 2002, at pp. 233-245, ISBN: 1557502927, limited preview available at http://books.google.com/books?id=G3tYljWV_zEC&printsec=titlepage&dq=%22canadian+military+law%22&lr=&as_brr=3&source=gbs_toc_s&cad=1#PPA233,M1 (accessed on 9 July 2008); with the same title in (2002) 52 The Air Force Law Review 1-15, available at http://www.afjag.af.mil/library/index.asp (accessed on 12 January 2012) and http://www.accessmylibrary.com/archive/4897-air-force-law-review/january-2002.html (accessed on 29 January 2011); with same title in 1 Modern Legal Systems Cyclopedia § 1.30.5 (Kenneth Robert Redden & Linda L. Schlueter, eds., 2000)
PITZUL, Jerry S.T., Brigadier-général et John C. Maguire, Commander, "Une perspective sur le Code de discipline militaire du Canada", JAG Bulletin d'actualités, Volume IV, octobre-décécembre 1999, pp. 17-28; "Présentation originale: Samedi, 1er août 1998 Réunion annuelle de ABA Section des études de pratique générale et des petites entreprises Toronto (Canada)"; l'article comprend trois parties: "A. L'évolution du système de justice militaire du Canada jusqu'en 1950"; "B. Développements subséquents du droit militaire canadien"; "C. L'avenir: la justice militaire canadienne au 21e siècle";
"Lieutenant-Commander Mike Baker, legal advisor to HMCS
Charlottetown command team."
PLANTE, Lt(N) Benoit, " HMCS Charlottetow's legal advisor supports Operations Reassurance", www..lookoutnewspaper, 20 November 2016, available at http://www.lookoutnewspaper.com/hmcs-charlottetowns-legal-advisor-supports-operation-reassurance/ (accessed 21 November 2016); about Lieutenant-Commander Mike Baker, legal advisor;
The legal advisor is a Canadian Armed Forces Legal Officer deployed with the ship during Operation Reassurance. He provides legal advice on operational,
international, and administrative law, military justice, and all other legal matters of particular interest to the Commander.
“When we are transiting the Strait of Gibraltar, for example, the ship is passing through either Spanish or Moroccan territorial waters,” explains LCdr Baker.
“So part of my job is to provide advice to the Commanding Officer on the implications of passing in those waters, and to help him determine what types of activities
Charlottetown can and cannot do at any given time.”
Therefore, he needs to advise the Commanding Officer on the general provisions of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which is the primary reference for
understanding maritime law. Moreover, ships operating in the Mediterranean Sea need to understand that passage between it and the Black Sea is governed by the
Montreux Convention, that the Strait of Messina represents an exception to the rules about international straits, and that the countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea
have varying claims to the extent and types of maritime zones off of their coasts.
The Legal Advisor’s advice regarding our activities on Operation Reassurance is crucial for me,” said Commander Andrew Hingston, Commanding Officer
of Charlottetown. “There are a lot of concurrent activities happening on board the ship; it is important for me to count on the sound and valuable advice from my
legal advisor to make sure we respect our legal obligations.”
Source of image: https://www.apega.ca/members/election/, accessed 21 May 2016
Photo of Manon Plante
PLANTE, Manon, To transfer or not, that is the question
(regarding detainees-- a Canadian perspectives), Canadian
Forces College, JCSP 35, May 2009, iv, 118 leaves; available
(accessed 2 July 2015);
PLOUFFE, Jean-Pierre, former JAG member, biography, available at
accessed on 13 October 2014;
The Honourable Jean-Pierre Plouffe was appointed Commissioner of the Communications Security Establishment
effective October 18, 2013, for a period of three years.
Mr. Plouffe was born on January 15, 1943, in Ottawa, Ontario. He obtained his law degree, as well as a master's
degree in public law (constitutional and international law) from the University of Ottawa. He was called to the
Quebec Bar in 1967.
Mr. Plouffe began his career at the office of the Judge Advocate General at the Department of National Defence.
He retired as a Lieutenant-Colonel from the Canadian Armed Forces in 1976. He then worked in private practice
with the law firm of Séguin, Ouellette, Plouffe et associés, in Gatineau, Quebec, as defence counsel and also as
defending officer for courts martial. Thereafter Mr. Plouffe worked for the Legal Aid Office as defence counsel.
Mr. Plouffe was appointed a reserve force military judge in 1980, and then as a judge of the Quebec Court in 1982.
He was thereafter appointed to the Superior Court of Quebec in 1990, and to the Court Martial Appeal Court of
Canada in March 2013. He retired as a supernumerary judge on April 2, 2014.
L'honorable Jean-Pierre Plouffe a été nommé commissaire du Centre de la sécurité des télécommunications le 18
octobre 2013 pour un mandat de trois ans.
Né le 15 janvier 1943 à Ottawa, en Ontario, M. Plouffe a fait ses études à l'Université d'Ottawa où il a obtenu sa
licence en droit ainsi qu'une maîtrise en droit public (droit constitutionnel et international). Il a été admis au
barreau du Québec en 1967.
M. Plouffe a débuté sa carrière au cabinet du juge-avocat général du ministère de la Défense nationale. Il a pris
sa retraite des Forces armées canadiennes en en 1976, alors qu'il était lieutenant-colonel. Par la suite, il a été
avocat en pratique privée au sein du cabinet Séguin, Ouellette, Plouffe et associés, à Gatineau, au Québec, ainsi
qu'avocat de la défense en cour martiale. Par la suite, M. Plouffe a travaillé en tant qu'avocat à l'aide juridique.
M. Plouffe a été nommé juge militaire de la force de réserve en 1980 puis juge à la Cour du Québec en 1982. Il a
ensuite été nommé juge à la Cour supérieure du Québec en 1990 puis juge à la Cour d'appel de la cour martiale du
Canada en mars 2013. Il a pris sa retraite en tant que juge surnuméraire le 2 avril 2014.
POPE, E. W., A Practical Guide
to the Study of Military Law for the Use of Imperial and
Overseas Officers, London: Rees, 1917; available at http://www.archive.org/details/practicalguideto00popeuoft
(accessed on 3 March 2012);
___________ The Canadian officer's guide to the study of military law, London : Methuen, 1916, xiv, 103 p.; NOTES: Running title: Guide to military law; copy at Canadian War Museum Library REF TECH UB 505 P66 1916;
Image source: ca.linkedin.com/in/charlotte-porter-33726462, accessed 5 Nay 2017
I recently accepted the position of Legal Officer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General. Just now I am packing my bag to
start my Basic Military Officer Qualification course in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Québec, for fifteen weeks. In this transition, I think
about how I got here. I am most grateful to my mentors, who helped me throughout my application process. Here are the lessons I
learned, framed as tips for mentees.
Canadian LCdr April Inglis, a lawyer with the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, exchanges information through
an interpreter (foreground) regarding issues of the Afghan justice system (photo: MCpl Robert Bottrill, image source:
POTTER, Mitch, "A Military Lawyer's Life in Afghanistan", The
Toronto Star, 20 December 2007, p. A1; available at http://www.thestar.com/news/2007/12/20/a_military_lawyers_life_in_afghanistan.html (accessed on 24 February 2015); interview with Lt.-Cmdr. April
POTVIN, Joseph George Marc Alan, The Integration of the Canadian Forces Logistics System and Its Effect on the Operational Capibilities of the Canadian Military, thesis for the degree of master of Arts, University of Manitoba, Faculty of Graduate Studies, Winnipeg, October 1996, v, 131, v, leaves; available at http://mspace.lib.umanitoba.ca/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1993/19317/Potvin_The_integration.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y (accessed 4 December 2015);
The result was to change the organizational command structure of the Militia by replacing the office of the Commanding General with
the Chief of Staff (the senior military officer) under the direct command of the Minister of the Militia. In 1922 the Militia budget was
$11 million, and Parliament passed the National Defence Act (NDA), which had the effect of centralizing the control of all the Dominion's
defence forces in the hands of one department. This new Department of National Defence (DND) replaced the Department of the Militia
and Defence and the Department of the Naval Services. DND consisted of the Minister of National Defence (MND), the Deputy Minister,
and the professional heads of the three services, the Chiefs of the General, Naval and Air Staffs. In addition to this, four "Associate Members",
the Adjutant General, the Quartermaster General, the Master-General of the Ordonance, and the Judge Advocate General, were created for
this new DND. (pp. 59-60, footnotes omitted).
POULIN, BRUCE, “The Official Integration of
Homosexuals in the CF (1969-1992)”, Esprit de Corps 11(7) (June 2004) at p. 4 (3 pages):(source: http://library2.usask.ca/srsd/gaycanada/misc/MILITARY.htm, accessed 18 August 2016);
POULIN, Major J.-G., 696 heures d'enfer avec le Royal 22e
Régiment, Québec: Éditions A-B et distributeurs
Beauchemin, Montréal, 1946, 183 p.; j'ai retenu pour les
lecteurs deux passages pertinent au droit de la guerre : voir les pp.
56 et 59 sur l'importance de l'emblême de la Croix-rouge et la
p. 66 sur l'ordre suivant: "Autant que possible, pas de
prisonniers"; on pourra aussi consulter les pp. 65, 98 et
173-174 sur d'autres exemples pertinents au droit de la guerre;
Image source: http://www.juristespower.ca/english/bios/bio-power.php, accessed 17 October 2016
POWER, Mark C., "La protection de l'environnement en droit international humanitaire : le cas du Kosovo", [2001-2002] Ottawa Law Review / Revue de droit d'Ottawa 225-254; disponible à https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2724814 (visité 17 octobre 2016);
Source: http://michaelpower.ca/, accessed 20 March 2017
POWER, Michael, "Security and Freedom: Are the Governments' Efforts to Deal with Terrorism Violative of Our Freedoms - Canadian Speaker" (January 2003) 29(1) Canada-United States Law Journal 331-337; available at http://scholarlycommons.law.case.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1392&context=cuslj (accessed 20 March 2017);
The CSE is the Communication Security Establishment. It is our equivalent of the National Security Agency (NSA). Prior to
the Anti-Terrorism Act, the only public reference to CSE was one page in the national archives basically a document establishing
it.6 It is an arm of our Department of National Defense. You heard a lot of talk today about what Canada does in terms of its
military and you heard the stories about our seeking helicopters. One thing hat we are exceedingly good at is military intelligence
and the collection of information. The CSE is the primary vehicle for that in Canada
I have this segway into the CSE, because right in the heart of the Anti-Terrorism Act is this amendment to the Department of National
Defense Act laying out a whole section describing the powers, the privileges, and the rights.7 This is sort of your basic departmental
housekeeping legislation, but how come it is in the middle of the Anti-terrorism Act? I actually asked this to the members of CSE. I
said you really had this in the can, you know, you really had this ready to come out when the moment occurred? He looked at me, then
began swearing. What I am getting at here is that the Anti-Terrorism Act seems to be an opportunity to use September 11th as an excuse
to do some things that people wanted to do.
6 Established in 1946 as the Communications Branch of the National Research Council, the CSE was transferred to the Department
of National Defense in 1975. The Communications Security Establishment and the National Cryptologic Program, Fact Sheet, COMMUNICATIONS
SECURITY ESTABLISHMENT, available at www.csecst.gc.ca/en/about_cse/aboutcse.html
7National Defence Act; R.S.C 1985, c. N-5
From the left: LCol A. Dufour, LCdr M. Geiger-Wolf,
Roma Stevenson, Maj. Powers, Joy Beghin, and Thea Haut (source of image: (July-Oct 2000) 3 JAG Newsletter--Bulletin d'actualités at p. 7)
POWERS, Andy, Retirement notes -- Notes sur sa retraite, (2003) 1 JAG Newsletter -- Les actualités 12,
Maj Andy Powers retired on 30 June after 28 years of service. Maj Power started as the DJA Montreal
and NDHQ/JAG Ottawa in the seventies, worked in DLaw/Pensions & Estates and as DJAG Borden in
the eighties and then in DPLS and Dlaw/Pers in the nineties. For the last four years Maj Powers
worked as DJA in Winnipeg,
Maj Andy Powers a pris sa retraite le 30 juin après 28 années de service. Le maj Powers a débuté sa
carrière au JAA Montréal at au QGDN/JAG Ottawa dans les années soixante-dix. Il a travaillé aux pen-
sions et successions dans les années quatre-vingt et au DSJP et DJ/PER dans les années quatre-vingt-dix.
Enfin, lors des quatre dernières années, il était JAA à Winnipeg. Nous lui souhaitons untre très bonne retraite.
POWERS, Dylan, "E-Espionage : Developing Canada's Cyber Warfare
Strategy" (Fall 2011) Issue number 3 Potentia -- The Centre for International Policy Studies
(CIPS) Graduate Student Journal 39-54; available at http://cips.uottawa.ca/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Potentia_2011.pdf
(accessed on 14 January 2013);
Image source: http://edmontonjournal.com/author/sheila-pratt-edmonton-journal, accessed 31 January 2016
In the Second World War Canadian Army, medicine and discipline were inherently linked in a system of morale surveillance. The Army used a wide
range of tools to monitor morale on medical lines. A basic function of Canadian medical officers was to keep units and formations up to strength, not
only by attending to their basic health, but also by scrutinizing ailments under suspicion of malingering. Mental health was a broad category linked to
morale surveillance where experts of psychiatry and psychology consulted in aid of the Canadian Army in its disciplinary regime. Mental ability and
stability became key ways to classify and categorize men in relation to their utility to the Army. Psychiatrists participated to various degrees in the
screening process during the war, and treated those who were suffering from combat stress reaction, or as it was known during the war, “battle exhaustion”,
considered a medical indicator of poor morale interrelated with discipline. Venereal disease was another medical factor monitored out of concern for its
detrimental effect on manpower, morale and motivation. Treatment could take men out of the line for weeks, and contracting sexually transmitted infections
proved disobedience of Army regulations which extended to the most intimate moments of a soldier’s leave. Provost and venereal disease control officers
alike extended venereal disease surveillance from Canadian soldiers to their sexual contacts in Europe. The study of the morale monitoring system exposes
a great deal about the Army and how it interacted with the medical profession and soldiers’ health. Using bureaucratic means to codify and quantify soldiers
and their behaviour, the Army used a wide range of surveillance techniques to gather data on personnel. It is clear that as the Canadian Army was professionalized,
enhancing its powers of observation, that the medicalization of morale was a key aspect of this process. (Source: http://hollis.harvard.edu/primo_library/libweb/action/display.do?tabs=details
Text0)=%22military%20justice%20Canada%22&dstmp=1494623522890, accessed 12 May 2017)
The wastage of Canadian manpower due to venereal disease (VD) during World War II was an ongoing problem for the Canadian Army. Military authorities
took both medical and disciplinary measures in attempt to reduce the number of soldiers that were kept from regular duties while under treatment. The study
of the techniques employed to control sexual behaviour and infection places the Canadian Army in a new historical perspective as a modern institution which
sought to establish medical surveillance and disciplinary control over soldiers’ bodies. This study also explores Canadian soldiers’ sexual behaviour overseas,
showing their engagement in a broken system of regulated prostitution, and with European women who were coping with war’s destabilization and strain by
participating in the sex trade. Agents of the Canadian Army overseas extended their disciplinary and surveillance functions from soldiers to their sexual partners.
VD rates were low when formations were in combat, but rose to alarming rates when they were out of the line, suggesting that individual agency and sexual
choice trumped the efforts of modern discipline. (available at: https://www.erudit.org/revue/jcha/2015/v26/n2/1037228ar.html?vue=resume&mode=restriction,
accessed 6 October 2016)
For Jordan, law is a second career path, following a career in the Royal Canadian Navy driving warships and captaining small ships.
Fllowing his last year of law school, he’ll article with the Office of the Judge Advocate General, with whom he’s spent his last two summers.
[source: dallss.com/executive, accessed 5 October 2017]
In the recently released decision, Justice Andre FJ Scott [Federal Court of Appeal] said three issues had to be determined: whether new evidence — a chain of
emails exchanged with the Attorney General of Canada’s (the respondent’s) counsel — could be introduced as evidence, whether the previous federal judge
had erred in finding a decision by the CHRC was reasonable, and whether the judge erred in finding the CHRC had not violated Ritchie’s [Retired Sub-Lieutenant
Paul Ritchie] procedural rights.
The two other judges that made up the court, Yves de Montigny and Judith M. Woods, agreed with Scott’s analysis.
Image source: http://mgerc-ceegm.gc.ca/rpt/ar-ra/2012/10-eng.html (accessed 7 October 2015)
PRICE, James, biographical note at http://mgerc-ceegm.gc.ca/rpt/ar-ra/2012/10-eng.html (accessed 7 October 2015); aussi disponible en français à http://mgerc-ceegm.gc.ca/rpt/ar-ra/2012/10-fra.html (vérifié le 7 octobre 2015);
Mr. Price brings to his position extensive experience as a Canadian Forces officer in all areas of military law, including the military justice system, administrative law, international law
and operational law. After serving as Assistant Judge Advocate General for Europe, he was appointed military judge, presiding over cases involving both service offences and offences
under the Criminal Code of Canada.
M. Price met à contribution la vaste expérience qu'il a acquise comme officier des Forces canadiennes dans tous les domaines liés au droit militaire, notamment le système de justice militaire,
le droit international et le droit opérationnel. Après avoir servi comme assistant du juge-avocat général en Europe, il a été nommé juge militaire et a ainsi présidé des procès portant sur des
infractions militaires et des infractions au Code criminel du Canada.
___________biographical note at http://mgerc-ceegm.gc.ca/rpt/ar-ra/2008/6-eng.html (accessed 15 December 2015);
Term ending: December 9, 2011
James Price was Acting Chairperson of the Board for a year, starting in March 2008. He continues his duties at the Board as full-time Vice-Chairperson
Mr. Price joined the Board in January 2004 as a team leader in Operations Directorate, and was appointed full-time Vice-Chairperson in December of that same year. He brings to the position extensive experience in all areas of military law, including the military justice system, international law and operational law.
Originally from Twillingate, Newfoundland, Mr. Price joined the University Naval Training Division in 1966 while attending Memorial University. After seven years of active service, he attended Dalhousie University, graduating with a Masters of Public Administration in 1976 and a Bachelor of Laws in 1980, the same year he was called to the Bar of Newfoundland.
He engaged in private legal practice before joining the CF in 1981, as a legal officer in the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the CF.
During his time with JAG, Mr. Price served as Director of Prosecutions and Appeals where, in addition to coordinating prosecutions and appeals in the CF, he guided the section through its transition to an independent prosecution service. He subsequently served as the Deputy Director of the new Independent Military Prosecution Service.
After serving as Assistant JAG (Europe), Mr. Price was appointed a military judge by the Governor in Council in 2001, a position he held until 2003. During this time, he presided over cases involving both service offences and offences under the Criminal Code of Canada.
____________biographical note at http://web.archive.org/web/20010723071841/http://www.dnd.ca/cmj/bios/price_e.htm (accessed 22 May 2016);.