practising law for the past nine years, Akis was a reservist with the 1st Hussars, an armoured reconnaissance regiment based in London, Ont. At his new
posting in Ottawa, Akis will be a Regular Force member of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Canadian Military Law -- Part II
Bibliography S to Z /
Droit militaire canadien -- Partie II
Bibliographie S à Z
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 SReport 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- Superseded Legislation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 S to
Bibliographie S à Z
Couverture du livre/Book cover Video, interview avec Omar Sabry, ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/politique/2016/06/15/001-police-militaire-forces-armees-canadiennes-lettre-anonyme-detenus-afghans.shtml, visité 17 juin 2016
SABRY, Omar, Torture of Afghan Detainees: Canada Alledged
Complicity and the Need fo a Public Inquiry, published by
CCPA (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) and Rideau
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from Canada's War in Afghanistan, University of Toronto
Press, 2016, 184 p., ISBN 9781442614734 (paper) and 9781442646957
Building on interviews with military officers, civilian officials, and politicians, Saideman shows how key actors in Canada’s political system, including the prime minister,
the political parties, and parliament, responded to the demands of a costly and controversial mission. Some adapted well; others adapted poorly or – worse yet – in ways that
protected careers but harmed the mission itself.
Adapting in the Dust is a vital evaluation of how well Canada’s institutions, parties, and policy makers responded to the need to oversee and sustain a military intervention overseas,
and an important guide to what will have to change in order to do better next time. [source: http://www.utppublishing.com/Adapting-in-the-Dust-Lessons-Learned-from-Canada-s-War-in-Afghanistan.html,
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Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Alone in Kandahar? Canada in Comparative Perspective
Chapter 3: Considering the Kandahar Conundrum
Chapter 4: The Power of Minority Government: Manipulating the Confused and Those Who Cannot Coalesce
Chapter 5: The Problematic Parliament: Detainees, Information Asymmetries, and a Misplaced Focus
Chapter 6: Whole of Government or Holes in Government?
Chapter 7: The Canadian Forces: Winners?
Chapter 8: Where Are the Canadians? The Public and the Media
Chapter 9: Learning Lessons and Drawing Conclusions
[source: http://www.utppublishing.com/Adapting-in-the-Dust-Lessons-Learned-from-Canada-s-War-in-Afghanistan.html, accessed 17 January 2016]
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___________Note on the research being done by Mr. Stephen Saiderman, Carleton Newsroom, 14 September 2015, available at http://newsroom.carleton.ca/2015/09/14/carleton-research-on-refugees-the-military-residential-schools-gets-boost/ (accessed 16 January 2016);
Stephen Saideman, associate professor and Paterson Chair in International Affairs, received more than $250,000 from the SSHRC Insight Program.
Saideman will research the role of legislatures in the democratic control of militaries around the world and investigate how access to classified
information affects the quality of oversight.
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___________"When is an Organization's Culture broken?", Global Military Justice Reform web site, blog, 1 June 2014, available at http://saideman.blogspot.ca/2014/06/when-is-organizations-culture-broken.html (accessed on 16 January 2016);
Last week, the Canadian Chief of Defence Staff Tom Lawson insisted that the sexual assaults by and against members of the Canadian Forces are not part of the CF's culture.
This raises many questions. Perhaps the military is just reflective of the society at large, but the statement seemed to ring hollow in part because the military did not have
a good grasp of the problem itself. One might think that having a Colonel/base commander who engaged in multiple assaults and murder might have been a wakeup
call. It is always easy to suggest that the crimes of one person are just that.
However, when the most senior legal official within the Canadian Forces does not seem to follow the rules, not sending reports to the Minister of Defence, then
perhaps the culture is broken. Major General Blaise Cathcart, the Judge Advocate General, apparently has not been meeting the requirements to file reports to
the defence minister for three years running. Given that most senior officers only serve in a particular job for about three years max, this means that the JAG
has been shirking a key part of his job for most, if not all, of his time in office. And this is the guy whose job it is at the top of the military justice system! If anyone
should be following the rules, it is this guy. And if this guy is not following the rules, think about what this means for the culture.
What is a culture? A system of shared understandings of what is appropriate behavior, of conventions, values, and such. Well, having the JAG violate the rules,
especially rules for reporting to the civilians--the Defence Minister and ultimately Parliament and the public--then that speaks quite loudly. And it is not just this
guy being an exception. Two colonels--one heading military prosecutions and the other heading defence council services--also are not filing their annual reports.
Not since 2010! I guess it is ok since the violations are on both sides--prosecution and defence?
The JAG's excuse:
"So with the resources and the priorities that I have at my disposal, I made those decisions and I made them knowing full well the gravity of those decisions," he said.
In other words, too busy to follow the rules. I wonder if he would ever accept that excuse from a private, a non-commissioned officer, or a junior officer.
"Sir, I didn't do what you ordered me to do because I had a bunch of stuff to do, and I felt your orders to me were not as important."
"The most senior legal official in the military is now flagrantly in breach of the National Defence Act, that’s very troubling. I'm stunned.”Indeed, but I am sure there is nothing wrong with the CF's culture. I mean, it is just a few senior officers for several years running....
My next project is on the role of legislatures in monitoring militaries. It turns out that we will need to focus on this part of the process--do the senior military
officers file the reports that are required of them? Seemed like a non-issue, but I guess not.
SAIDERMAN, Stephen M. (from Carleton University), David P. Auerswald (from the National War College, Washington), NATO in Afghanistan: Fighting Together, Fighting Alone, Princeton University Press, 2014 (hardcover), 280 p., ISBN: 9780691170879, 2016 (paperback edition), ISBN: 9780691159386; eBook: ISBN: 9781400848676;
In 1993, Canada was a participant in the United Nations mission in Somalia,
and the Canadian Airborne Regiment found itself dealing with Somalis trying
to steal supplies. On March 16, members of the regiment captured Shidane Abu-
kar Arone and beat him to death. Once the news got out, it became a significant
controversy back in Canada. Not only were a group of soldiers court martialed,
but consecutive chiefs of defense staff (John de Chastelain and Jean Boyle) were
compelled to resign. The Airborne Regiment was disbanded. The official inquiry
into the incident came to very blunt conclusions. According to the official inquiry
report, “Somalia represents the nadir of the fortunes of the Canadian Forces. There
seems to be little room to slide lower.”22 This incident is tied to a “decade of
darkness” during which the Canadian Forces absorbed severe budget cuts and a
sharp decline in morale and public confidence. 23 It also meant that years later the
Canadian media, politicians, and military paid a great deal of attention to how
detainees were treated by the Canadians and the Afghan authorities in Kandahar.
This reaction is quite distinct from the American response to the revelations
[p. 10, available at http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s10149.pdf, accessed 17 January 2016]
Table of Contents:
List of Illustrations ix
Chapter 1 NATO at War: In Afghanistan and at Home? 1
Chapter 2 NATO and the Primacy of National Decisions in Multilateral Interventions 31
Chapter 3 Explaining National Behavior in Multilateral Interventions 63
Chapter 4 Presidents in Charge: The United States, France, and Poland 85
Chapter 5 Single-Party Parliamentary Governments: The British and Canadians 115
Chapter 6 Coalition Governments in Combat 141
Chapter 7 Does Membership Matter? Examining the Outsiders: Australia and New Zealand 177
Chapter 8 Extending the Argument: Libya and Operation United Protector 195
Chapter 9 Implications for Policy and Theory 217
Index 251 [available at: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/10149.html, accessed 16 January 2016]
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September . The changes improve the military justice system's
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Office of the Judge Advocate General and the Naval Provost Marshal celebrated Law Day, hosted an
event for the 250 Vimy Royal Canadian Air Cadets. The evening consisted of presentations by military
police and military lawyers regarding their careers and military law generally. The lawyers also
conducted a mock summary trial where cadets had an opportunity to participate in the conduct of a
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[TO GO FURTHER ON THIS RESEARCH: At the House of Commons, 19 March 1998, read the exchange between Peter MacKay, Progessive Conservative and Art
Mr. Peter MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough, PC)
Mr. Speaker, on March 12 there was a press release from the minister's department announcing that Jerry Pitzul was the new judge advocate general.
This appointment seems to exactly hit on what the minister is looking for. It has the element of a civilian and the element of a former military person.
I understand Mr. Pitzul has been out of the military since 1995 when he took on a position with the Nova Scotia government as director of the public
prosecution service. It now appears he is being brought back into the military with a new rank, a raise in pay and new responsibilities.
He is praised in this release as being an extremely competent man. Was an appraisal done of his performance in the province of Nova Scotia? It speaks
of his immense experience in Nova Scotia but the man never tried a case there.
I ask the minister if there is any beginning to the wisdom of this latest appointment.
Art Eggleton Liberal
Mr. Speaker, given that the hon. member once worked for him—
Mr. Peter MacKay (Pictou—Antigonish—Guysborough, PC)
He fired me.
Art Eggleton Liberal
He fired him. Yes, that is true. I guess if you get fired you do not particularly like the person who fired you. Well, too bad. Perhaps he had
good reason to do that; I am sure he did. I guess it does not hurt members who get fired because they get elected to the House of Commons.
Mr. Pitzul has considerable experience in the military. He spent most of his legal career in the military. He has been a judge. He has occupied
other positions that have given him a great deal of information, knowledge and understanding of the military justice system. On top of that, he
now has experience from outside having gone to Nova Scotia and having performed duties in a civilian role in that province. That adds to the
depth and experience he brings to this position. It also shows that we are willing to bring in new blood, to bring in people from the outside and to make reforms in the military justice system.
I know that the new judge advocate general, Mr. Pitzul, will do that and do it well.
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Born at Virden on 24 May 1895, son of William Frederick Scarth and Nellie E. Blakeman (1864-?), and brother of H. S. Scarth, he served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War and received the Military Medal. In 1920 he graduated from the Manitoba Law School and practiced law at Flin Flon, Dauphin, The Pas, and Winnipeg. In 1950, he was made a King’s Counsel. He ran unsuccessfully in the 1940 federal election but was elected in 1958 to the Manitoba Legislature, representing the River Heights constitutency of Winnipeg. Re-elected in 1959, he did not stand for re-election in 1962 and, the next year, was appointed to the Manitoba Utilities Board. He served as President of the Manitoba Bar Association (1953-1954). He died on 9 March 1983.
Birth registration, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
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Description: Conservative defence critic Gordon O'Connor said offenders convicted of all but the most minor sexual offences should be
ejected from the ranks as a matter of course. "Military people who are found guilty of this . . . are out, and I don't care if it's war or peace,"
argued the retired brigadier general who spent 32 years in the Canadian Forces. Canadians should not be surprised to find convicted sex
offenders within the military, said Lt.-Col. Rod Lander, the deputy provost marshal for military police services. Lander said he does not
know how many convicted offenders are kicked out, but said he believes "a large percentage of those people who are convicted of at
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re-evaluating policy of compensating Afghans for 'accidents'
supposedly caused by military vehicles", National Post, 3
December 2003 at p. A3;
Description: Canadian peacekeepers are among the most professional and decent military forces in Afghanistan -- but are they being too nice? Of the 31 nations
contributing to the Kabul Multinational Brigade, Canada appears to be the only one to pay compensation when its military vehicles are to blame for car accidents
with local Afghans. But after several recent incidents, Captain Dave Sinclair, a lawyer with the Judge Advocate General's office at the Canadian base, is re- evaluating
the policy. There are concerns that paying even minimal compensation to the abjectly poor Afghans may encourage deliberate accidents with Canadian troops.
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___________"Class actions, military justice are among novel cases SCC to weigh", The Lawyer's Daily, Thursday, 14 April 2018, available at https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/2113/class-actions-military-justice-are-among-novel-cases-scc-to-weigh?article_related_content=1 (accessed 25 September 2018);
___________"CMAC strikes down key provision of National Defence
Act for violating military members’ Charter right to jury trial",
The Lawyer's Daily, Tuesday, 20 September 2018, available
(accessed 24 September 2018);
In a legal earthquake for the military justice system, the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada (CMAC)
has split 2-1 to strike down s. 130(1)(a) of the National Defence Act (NDA) because the majority held
that the provision — which deems Criminal Code offences committed in Canada by military members to
be “service offences” — deprives military accused of their Charter s. 11(f) right to trial by jury.
The Sept. 19 majority decision by CMAC Justices Jocelyne Gagne and Vital Ouellette (Chief Justice Richard Bell dissented)...
___________ comments on the militrary cases of R. v. Cawthorne
and R. v. Gagnon. before the Supreme Court of Canada, The
Lawyers Weekly, 15 April 2016; available at http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/articles/2653
(accessed 12 April 2016);
___________"JAG failed to provide ‘effective oversight’ of justice system marred by trial delays, lack of performance standards", The Lawyer's Daily, Tuesday, 29 May 2018, available at https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/6619 (accessed 30 May 2018);
Maj.-Gen. Blaise Cathcart
___________"JAG says marijuana legalization presents ‘challenges’ for military", The Lawyer's Daily, Sunday, 7 May 2017, available at https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/3116/jag-says-marijuana-legalization-presents-challenges-for-military?article_related_content=1 (accessed 8 May 2017);
by Department of National Defence
"Canada’s first female Judge Advocate General (JAG), Commodore Geneviève
Bernatchez (left), recently met with Honourary Captain Navy Beverley McLachlin
(the first female Chief Justice of Canada, ret.) at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa."
___________"McLachlin will advocate for Office of JAG in new role as CAF’s ‘honorary captain (Navy)' ", The Lawyer's Daily, Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 9:39 AM; available at https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/6777 (accessed 21 June 2018);
Image source: cas-cdc-www02.cas-satj.gc.ca/portal/page/portal/fc_cf_en/Bio/Bell and photo credit: Keith Minchin
B. Richard Bell, Chief Justice of the CMAC
___________"Military appeal court head looks to modernize and improve access: Former litigator Bell quietly transforming way CMAC does business", The Lawyers Weekly, 10 June 2016, available at http://www.francegauthier.ca/livres/vivre-et-mourir-gueri/ (accessed 7 June 2016); article is about Chief Justice Robert Bell and the Court Martial Appeal Court of Canada; also discusses complaint againt Chief military judge Mario Dutil; and the updating of the court's rules by Federal Court Justice Patrick Gleeson;
Létourneau (left) with Jean Bruno Cloutier, photo: by David Chan for The Lawyers Weekly
___________"Military defence Charter thrust parried
in Supreme Court ruling: Decision
casts wide net for prosecution of Canadian Armed Forces
members", The Lawyers Weekly, 4 December 2015; available
(accessed 1 December 2015);
___________"Military judge pay hike rejected", (12 April 2013),
32(2) The Lawyers Weekly;
____________"Military judge will not face court guns", The Lawyers Weekly, issue 10 June 2016, available at http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/articles/2694 (accessed 7 June 2016); see also at https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/2075/military-judge-will-not-face-court-guns?article_related_content=1 (accessed 24 September 2017);
In the first known case under a unique judicial discipline process, an inquiry committee struck by the Court Martial Appeal Court (CMAC) has dismissed a potentially explosive complaint against Canada’s top military judge [Mario Dutil] that was lodged by the chief of staff of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) [Col. Bruce Wakeham].
___________"Minister attacked on two fronts over prosecutorial
independence. Allegation is political pressure can be
brought to bear on matters", The Lawyers Weekly, 22
January 2016 issue; discusses the case of Cawthorne v. The
Queen and R. v. Gagnon  CMAC 2 ;
available at http://www.lawyersweekly.ca/articles/2593
(accessed 18 January 2016);
___________"New judge advocate general vows to correct delays and inefficiencies that mar Canada’s military justice system", The Lawyer's Daily, 3 July 2018;
___________ "Nova Scotia Native Advises Army Generals, Colonels On Rules Of Engagement", (2004) 1 Les actualités JAG Newsletter 38-39; the article also indicates that the article is published in (2003) 23(30) The Lawyers Weekly; article about Captain David Sinclair;
___________"Openness Urged in Selection of Canadian Nominee for ICC", 26 April 2002 The Lawyers Weekly 28;
___________ "rules peacemaking in Afghanistan", (November 2003) 23 Lawyers Weekly number 29, 1(2);
___________"SCC asked to stay ruling that guts military justice
system; military warns sexual assault prosecutions in jeopardy", The
Lawyers Weekly, Monday 24 September 2018 ; available at https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/civillitigation/articles/7399/scc-asked-to-stay-ruling-that-guts-military-justice-system-military-warns-sexual-assault-prosecutions-in-jeopardy
(accessed 25 September 2018);
___________"SCC’s winter session looks at military justice,
lawyers’ fees, Crown copyright, Jordan", The Lawyers Weekly,
Wednesday, 2 January 2019; available at https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/9276/scc-s-winter-session-looks-at-military-justice-lawyers-fees-crown-copyright-jordan
(accessed 6 January 2019);
___________"Top court rejects Ottawa’s bid to stay Charter ruling
that guts military justice system", The Lawyers Weekly,
Wednesday, 15 January 2019; available at https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/9664
(accessed 16 January 2019); about the SCC decision of Beaudry
rendered on 14 January 2019;
___________"Top military judge to face court martial after independent prosecutor prefers eight charges", The Lawyer's Daily, Sunday, 11 June 2018; available at https://www.thelawyersdaily.ca/articles/6716 (accessed 12 June 2018);
___________"To shoot or not to shoot", The Ottawa Citizen, Dec 13, 2003, p.A15; about the work of two legal officers in Afghanistan: Capt Dave Sinclair and Maj Louis Mackay;
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I’m Lieutenant Navy Derek Schroeder from Ottawa, Ontario. I’m a Legal Officer serving as Deputy Judge Advocate at CFB Halifax, Nova Scotia.
I’m Captain Francesca Ferguson from Halifax, Nova Scotia. I’m a Legal Officer and I’m currently serving as Deputy Judge Advocate in Canadian
Forces Base Borden, Ontario.
FERGUSON: Legal Officers work in courtroom and administrative settings with all three environments of the Forces. We’re legal advisors to the
chain of command and experts in international and domestic law applicable to CF operations and military discipline.
SCHROEDER: When deployed overseas, Legal Officers take on responsibilities such as working with Canadian and allied forces, local officials
and international organizations such as the United Nations. We’re both military officers and lawyers who are field-ready experts in the law of armed
conflict and military justice.
It really is a unique legal practice. One day you could be deploying in support of a peacekeeping mission. On another you might be on Parliament
Hill supporting the Minister of National Defence on a bill progressing through Parliament.
FERGUSON: Legal officers deal with complex legal issues early in our careers. I am a new Captain in the branch, and I get the opportunity to write
legal opinions that go directly to the Chain of Command, who value my advice.
SCHROEDER: Many Legal Officers think of their international and domestic deployments as the highlight of their careers. Now that I’ve done my
legal and my military training, I’m really looking forward to the challenge and the excitement of taking part in one of the Forces’ international operations.
FERGUSON: Legal Officers must already have been admitted to a provincial Bar before joining the Forces, but there’s no requirement for prior military
experience of any kind.
SCHROEDER: After your enrolment, you’ll go through the same Basic Military Officer Qualification as every other officer in the Forces.
FERGUSON: Then, you’ll be under the umbrella of the Office of the JAG, the Judge Advocate General. During your first year, you’ll be employed as
a legal officer, but you’ll also spend a significant part of your time on military legal education and professional development.
There’s quite a steep learning curve. The fields of law we practice are quite specialized and are not typically taught in law school. New lawyers must
learn the basics of operational law, military justice and military administrative law. You’re also provided with ongoing learning opportunities, so you
can continuously strengthen your skills as you move up the ranks.
SCHROEDER: As a Legal Officer, you never stop learning – military criminal law, maritime law, national security law. There’s always a new challenge
and a new opportunity to grow.
FERGUSON: Most Legal Officers begin their career at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa where you’ll be working on a wide range of files with
a team that’s similar to a medium-sized civilian law firm.
SCHROEDER: Other Legal Officers are posted to Forces bases in Canada or in places like Germany, Belgium or the United States.
FERGUSON: As a base legal advisor, I face new challenges every day. The units come to me with questions that need to be resolved, and it is my job to
determine what the legal issues are, and how to respond effectively. Whether it’s related to discipline or questions of an administrative nature, my advice
can have a serious impact on a member’s career.
SCHROEDER: I became a lawyer because I wanted to serve my community - I wanted to help people. And there’s no question about it. As a Legal Officer,
I provide advice and influence decisions that can have a very significant impact on people’s lives.
FERGUSON: I get to say that it’s part of my job to go into a foreign country, often into a conflict zone, to address international legal issues. And I have
to admit - that’s pretty exciting.
SCHROEDER: If you have the ability and the desire to do something different, to serve Canada, to do something both deeply challenging and rewarding,
then becoming a Legal Officer in the Forces may just be the right move for you.
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9. The timing and nature of legal adviceIn general, the public has not come to know the content of legal advice given by
Canadian government lawyers to various actors in relation to the Afghanistan situation.
Such opinions have been refused based on the invocation of solicitor-client privilege as
an exception under the Access to Information Act. For example, when an ad hoc Committee
of Parliamentarians was created to deflect a showdown between the House of Commons and
the Harper government (discussed below), documents assessed by the government and a
panel of arbiters as solicitor-client communications were completely
excluded from being seen by the six participating MPs; this was one of the key reasons
that a fourth party, the New Democratic Party, refused to participate in the process.
One small exception is a glimpse at a legal opinion by then Judge Advocate General of the
Canadian Forces, Ken Watkin – a glimpse in the form of a single paragraph quoted
in a news report after a journalist had access to a copy. The news story indicates it was
a five-page memo and was written on May 22, 2007. The legal memo’s existence only
became known a full three years afterit was written when the Toronto Star reported on
it as a leak and quoted a one-paragraph extract on February 25, 2010. To re-orient the
reader of this brief, May 22, 2007, wasa month after the first Byers-Schabas letter was
sent to Prosecutor Ocampo (and made public) and similarly almost a month after the
first Globe and Mail article was published that set out in great detail the testimony
about torture of some 30 Afghans who appear to have passed through Canadian hands
on their way their abuse.
One passage of the Watkin memo is reported to read as follows:
Military commanders who know, or are criminally negligent in failing to know, that a
transferred detainee would be subjected to such abuse have the obligation to take all
necessary and reasonable measures within their power to prevent or repress the
commission of such abuse. They may also be subject to criminal liability for failing to
submit the matter to competent authorities for investigation and prosecution.
The entire Watkin memo (or other parts of it) has not been released or published,
although, obviously, the Toronto Star does appear to have at least seen a copy. It could
be important for the ICC OTP to secure a copy of it.
This small leak to the press serves to underline that it will be crucial for an ICC
investigation to follow the path of the role of lawyers and their legal advice – which
may especially come up as an issue if and when individuals seek to plead legal advice as a shield
or mitigating factor.
This includes understanding the cross-departmental role of lawyers meeting and
coordinating legal responses on the multiple fronts the last government was fighting
transparency in relation to Afghan detainee transfers.
A separate communication will be conveyed that discusses the progression from (the
little that is currently known about) the Watkin memo of May 22, 2007, to the reference
to a legal test in the earlier-reproduced passage from Lt. Gen. Gauthier’s Amplifying
Guidance of September 18, 2007.
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___________Intervention in the House of Commons about the role of
the Judge Advocate General, 26 March 2015 with background
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Hon. Jason Kenney (Minister of National Defence and Minister for Multiculturalism)...
We therefore believe, pursuant to legal advice received from our own Judge Advocate General and the position taken by President
Obama's administration, that we have every legal prerogative to pursue the ISIL targets in eastern Syria, in part at the invitation of the
government of Iraq under article 51 of the United Nations Charter to give practical expression to the collective right of self-defence.
[House of Commons Debates (Hansard), 26 March 2015, p. 12358]
Mr. Craig Scott (Toronto --Danforth, NDP)...
The government wants to go in for reasons that have as much to do with electoral politics as they do with the actual need for Canada to be
involved in this way, especially by extending the mission to Syria.
We debated this question back in early October. At the time, the motion that was passed by the House included Syria. We knew that it did.
It was clear, and there was a condition set by the Prime Minister that Canada would not extend its active mission, particularly the bombing
part of it, without the consent of the government of Syria, namely Assad.
The U.S. had already put out its legal rationale for going into Syria a full two to three weeks before, on September 23, 2014. Surely any
competent Canadian government and its advisers would know what that rationale was by the time we had the debate in the House, yet the
only legal basis that the government put forward then for going into Syria was one of the consent of the Syrian government. No mention was
ever made of the U.S. rationale.
Was that because the government had legal advice from somewhere within the government that the U.S. rationale was dubious, or even not valid?
If so, how the government went about getting a legal opinion that it liked a lot better is a question that has to be asked.
Maybe there is a hint. Newspaper reports suggests that it was the Judge Advocate General, based in the Department of National Defence, who
gave that legal opinion.
It is one, of course, we are never going to see, because the current government will raise the bogus argument of solicitor-client privilege as the
reason we cannot see the legal opinion. However, the Judge Advocate General has no business giving legal opinions on ius ad bellum, the use of
military force as set out in general public international law. That is the role of the legal adviser to the Department of Foreign Affairs, who in every
other government and every other Westminster system would be the one giving the opinion.
The question is begged: did the legal adviser give an opinion back in September and October? Was it favourable to the government? If so, why
do we not know about it? If it was not favourable to the government, is that why the Department of National Defence has inserted itself and
overridden the Department of Foreign Affairs in its proper role of advising the government on the lawfulness of going to war?
These are questions we have to ask. I would remind members that we have asked them and will continue to ask them. We will want to see the
legal opinions. It is not for the sake of legality itself, but in order to know what the government sees as the basis for going in and to be able to hold
the government to account for the reasons given, under law. It is also in order to be critical, to scrutinize, and have others who are also experts say
“case made” or “case not made”.
The fact is that unless the government changes its ways, it is going to say, “Sorry, solicitor-client privilege”, which is so bogus. First of all, the
client is the government. Second, this is the ultimate public interest. There is nothing reasonably confidential in what the government hears about
whether it can go to war that cannot be shared, not just with Parliament but with Canadians as a whole.
Therefore, with the Minister of Foreign Affairs here in the House, I do ask him to make sure that any legal opinion that has been received by
the government is tabled, and tabled forthwith. [House of Commons Debates (Hansard), 26 March 2015, p. 12367]
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(Honours) from St. Mary’s University and has a law degree from Dalhousie University. She is a
member of the Ontario Bar Association, the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Association
of Black Lawyers.
at the Judge Advocate General in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
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justice, familial, and social costs of the military’s failure to address combat stress–based misconduct. As an alternative to existing punitive
military pathways, we propose a rehabilitative justice pathway that builds on the successes of civilian criminal justice mental health courts—
to be implemented during active duty service, before separation from the Armed Forces. The approach, predicated on the circumstances of
each case, promotes resilience, honorable discharge, and successful reintegration of service members into society.
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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
commandant de Valcartier impuissant à enrayer l’adhésion de
militaires à La Meute", Ici Radio Canada, 18 décembre 2017,
disponible à http://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1073400/commandant-soldats-valcartier-impuissant-groupes-radicaux
(consulté le 23 décembre 2017);
Un ancien membre du régiment des Voltigeurs vient de déposer une demande d'autorisation afin d'intenter
un recours collectif contre les Forces armées canadiennes pour agression et harcèlement sexuel. Il s'agit
d'une première au Québec. Ailleurs au pays, d'anciens militaires de la Nouvelle-Écosse, de la Colombie-Britannique
et de l'Ontario ont entrepris la même démarche.
imperial garrison in its colonial setting : British regulars in
Montreal 1832-54, thesis for the degree of Doctor of
Philosophy, Department of History, McGill University, 1976, xii,
623 leaves; there is another title to the written thesis: British
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Civil Aviation Regulation in Canada", (2015) 38(2) Scientia
Canadensis Canadian Journal of the History of Science,
Technology and Medecine 79-89; available at https://www.erudit.org/fr/revues/scientia/2015-v38-n2-scientia02714/1037948ar.pdf
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This paper explores how international considerations shaped the Air Regulations of 1920, the first regulation
of civil aviation in Canada. After the First World War Allied representatives drafted the Convention Relating
to the Regulation of Aerial Navigation to both constrain the revolutionary potential of heavier-than-air flight
and foster international civil aviation. The Borden government considered aviation regulation a domestic matter
rather than an imperial one and recognized that Canada’s geographic position necessitated regulatory
coordination with the United States. In response, it crafted a postwar aeronautical policy that allowed for regulatory
compatibility with the convention, facilitated cross-border flight with the United States, and promoted a more
independent foreign policy. Thus Canada’s postwar regulation of the airplane represents an important element
in its larger twentieth-century realignment away from Great Britain and towards the United States.
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The ammunition is for a little-known training and capacity building program run by the Canadian military in the West African nation of Niger
under the codename Operation Naberius, said Capt. Vincent Bouchard, a spokesman for Canadian Joint Operations Command Headquarters.
A handful of Canadian soldiers have since 2013 helped train the Niger Armed Forces in marksmanship, reconnaissance and other basic military
skills under the auspices of Operation Nebarius, the CBC News reported earlier this year.
The little-advertised operation is part of Canada’s Counter-Terrorism Capacity Building (CTCB) assistance program that “provides training, funding,
equipment, technical and legal assistance [emphasis added] to other states to enable them to prevent and respond to terrorist activity,” according to Global Affairs Canada.
Re Troops win Somalia medals (June 18) by Allan Thompson. It is about bloody time that the hard
work of the many soldiers, sailors and airmen who conducted Operation Deliverance in Somalia is
recognized by the Canadian government with a medal.
I only wish I could be standing with those individuals getting the Somalia medal, but that is not to
be because I was convicted of a military offence for a purported role in the death of Shidane Arone.
So be it, and I'm sure the others convicted feel the same as I do.
What angers me is Vice-Admiral Larry Murray's decision to have a military committee review personnel
files to determine who else might be excluded from getting a medal. What documents will his committee
No doubt these documents will be military police reports and memos of the judge advocate-general's office,
but I would have thought that Murray's personal experience of being investigated by the military police would
have alerted him to the likely falsity of such documents. That was the impression made on me by his testimony
at the Somalia inquiry.
The best that can be said of the military police is that they are incompetent at investigating torture and murder.
That should not be surprising, however, since their job is to put up road signs and control traffic.
Let's hope that it is nothing more sinister than incompetence.
As for the memos that flow out of the judge advocate-general's office, it was clear even from an abridged
inquiry that these are politically tainted. How else might these memos be affected?
In my opinion, the so-called Somali affair was over prosecuted, and my suspicion is that this was motivated
in part by an effort to prevent the downsizing of the judge advocate-general's office and by some military
lawyers' desire for career advancement.
That as it may be, the military lawyers have had their days, weeks, months and years in court, and to give
them their due they obtained several convictions including my own (the bastards!).
So why, after tipping his hat to the military justice system, does Murray now want to convene a military
committee to review files?
My suspicion is that some of the sharks in National Defence Headquarters feel deprived because they were
not invited to the judge advocate- general's courtroom feeding frenzies.
Regretfully, these sharks who were never in the Ogaden Desert will satiate their appetites on sailors, soldiers
and airmen who were in Somalia.
Formerly Major Seward
Officer Commanding 2 Commando
___________on SEWARD, Major Tony, see "Airborne major
jailed for role in Somalia affair", Lethbridge Herald, 28
May 1996, at p. 5, available at https://newspaperarchive.com/lethbridge-herald-may-28-1996-p-5/
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___________ "The Sand Beneath our Feet: The Changing Mandate in
the Croatian Inquiry", 19 p.; available at http://veteranvoice.info/ARCHIVE/info_11may_Paper_ShiftingSands_byBGen_Sharpe.pdf
(accessed 9 January 2018);
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Amy Shaw, History Department
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This dissertation offers an examination of conscientious objection in Canada during the First World War. Under the Military Service
Act (1917) exemption from combatant service was available to members of organized and well-recognized religious denominations with
clear proscriptions against military service. Conscientious objection in Canada, then, was provided for on corporate, rather
than individual grounds. This dissertation looks at the implications of conscientious objection being considered a privilege
accorded certain minority groups, rather than an individual right. It examines some of those who chose to object conscientiously,
their reasons for so doing, and their treatment by the Canadian government and military. It also discovers how the wider Canadian
public understood objection, the perceived differences between bona fide and illegitimate objectors, and thereasons why conscientious
objectors were not able to mount any organized resistance to conscription along the lines of the No-Conscription Fellowship in Britain.
It looks at the place of conscientious objection in the evolution of ideas about citizenship and obligation, and the degree to which
the experience of the First World War informed the experience of objection in the Second. This dissertation uses government documents,
newspapers, courts martial records, and church histories in order to examine who objected in the First World War, and how these
individuals corresponded to the mainstream stereotype of the Canadian conscientious objector. It contributes to ongoing discussions
surrounding Canadian peace history, religious freedom, the relationship betweenvoluntarism and obligation in civil society.
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Acting Lt.-Col. W.M.W. Shaw, 33 of Winnipeg, is to be deputy
___________Major W.M.W. Shaw acted as the Judge Advocate in the General Court Martial referred to in the article: "Evidence Ended At Harvey Trial By Court-Martial", The Globe and Mail, 29 March 1946, at p. 10:
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Pressing (and holding) the Ctrl key and scrolling the wheel
of the mouse allows to zoom in or out of the web page being viewed
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Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo says in a documentary soon to be aired on TVO that Canadian officials are not immune to prosecution if there is
evidence that crimes were committed by handing over detainees to face torture.
When Toronto filmmaker Barry Stevens asked Moreno-Ocampo in his film, Prosecutor, if the ICC would pursue a country like Canada over its role
in Afghanistan, he replied:
“We’ll check if there are crimes and also we’ll check if a Canadian judge is doing a case or not . . . if they don’t, the court has to intervene. That’s the
rule, that’s the system, one standard for everyone.”
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Description: Cpl. Christian Pepin, 27, of the Royal 22nd Regiment - popularly known as the Van Doos - goes before a military
tribunal at Canadian Forces Base Lahr on Monday. Pepin's lawyer, Lt.-Col. Alain Menard, said in a telephone interview from
Lahr that he intends to challenge the validity of the proceedings on the grounds the military tribunal will not be the kind of
independent and impartial body required by the Charter. Menard said he also intends to argue that the military has no right to
stage the court-martial in West Germany because the offence was committed in Hungary.
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[of interest on this subject];
Title: Out of the Ruins: The Wire’s Baltimore - Congress 2011
Descriptive info: Jun 3, 2011.. Sarah Bernstein, Experience Congress 2011.. McMaster University PhD candidate
Sarah Trimble’s paper, “Body-More, Murdaland: Geographies of Gender, Race, and Capital in HBO’s.. The Wire.. ,”
reads the show’s Baltimore, Maryland as a space of becoming.. Trimble begins with a discussion of.. ’s second
season, which opens with the discovery of thirteen Jane Does in a shipping container in the Baltimore harbor..
The port, in its last stages of physical and economic decay, becomes a site of convergence for space and flesh..
Jump cuts create visual proximities between the embodied vulnerability of trafficked female bodies and the death
of work for white, working-class men.. As trafficked bodies, the Jane Does act as economic supplements to
working-class labour, while representing, at the same time, the eclipse of the working-class labour sector.. The
Jane Does also suggest a “feminization” of work – serving as a reminder that the labour market has shifted in favour
of the service industry.. In this way, Trimble sees.. playing with the long (think Imperial) history of gendering ...
For Trimble, who is interested in finding other ways to read apocalyptic narratives,.. ’s ruined Baltimore develops
and rebuilds at the same time as it fissures to reveal the displaced, invisible bodies – the “collateral damage”
(incidentally, also the title of the season’s fifteenth episode) of this economic development.. Survivalist readings of
apocalyptic narratives amount to a “reconstituting [of] the family around a patriarchal model,” Trimble says.. Finding
an alternative reading, she feels, is ethically important.. “I was interested in the suppressed alternative, what happens
to women and children in the apocalyptic vision.. Trimble sees.. as exploring the “condition that we live in”: the ways
in which city-dwellers inherit proximities and fields of possibility from the city’s “spaces that open and close.. Histories
get materialized in our lives and bodies,” she says.. The city-space offers a “spectrum of futures.. The Wire’s.. apocalyptic
Baltimore is not just a ruin out of which something can be built; it is a site of excavation where visions and memories
themselves resonate.. Photo courtesy.. hirejoejohnson.. at Flickr..
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45663698; Academic postgraduate diploma in law. Diss. London 1965; the author, Mr. Sherlock, died in 2013; member of the
Office of the Judge Advocate General; retired in 1979;
___________biographical notes on Douglas Grant Sherlock:
Douglas Grant Sherlock, Commander RCN CD, age 84, died on January 28, 2013 of Alzheimer’s Disease. He attended
University Hill School and then UBC, graduating in Arts and Law. In 1965, he received an Academic Postgraduate
Diploma in Law from Kings College, London University. His dissertation on the Doctrine of Hot Pursuit is still pertinent
today. After being admitted to the Bar, he joined the RCN as a Lieutenant and became a member of the Judge Advocate
General’s Branch. He served with distinction in Korea, Tokyo, Cairo, London, Bonn, Lahr, Oakville, Halifax, Victoria
as well as four postings in Ottawa. After his retirement in 1979, he utilized his carpentry skills not only at home but by
building his motorsailer Camas on which he spent many happy days sailing the Gulf Islands waters. He was a member
of the NOAC and the Brentwood Bay Power Squadron and volunteered as a driver for the Cancer Clinic. He was very
proud of his UEL roots and of being a second generation Vancouver-born.
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___________on SHERLOCK, Lieutenant Doug, see McDONALD, R. Arthur, (Ronald Arthur), 1948-, Canada's Military Lawyers, Ottawa : Office of the Judge Advocate General, c2002, at p. 82, available at i-xii and 1-102;
SHOJAEI, Lt(N) Ruth, legal officer, member of the OJAG; photo of Lt(N) Shojael with others:
"Office of the JAG @JAGCAF 2 hours ago [21 November 2018]
Maj Brian Jalonen, Maj Desmond Burton-Williams, Lt(N) Ruth Shojaei and Lt(N) Naomi
Watson, from our Admin Law Division recently took part in the
@CBA_News Administrative Law,
Labour and Employment Law Conference, a great learning opportunity in these challenging fields of law.",
accessed 21 November 2018.
___________on SHOJAEL, Ruth, see https://ca.linkedin.com/in/ruth-shojaei-742294113 (accessed 21 November 2018);
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___________“Disobedience of Professional Norms: Ethos, Responsibility Orientation and Somalia,” in C.L. Mantle, ed., The Unwilling and The Reluctant: Theoretical Perspectives on Disobedience in the Military, Kingston, Ontario: Canadian Defence Academy Press, 2006, at p. 199;
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Military humanitarian civic assistance programs are short-duration medical missions during
which military healthcare providers provide medical treatment and assistance to a civilian
population. Created to provide medical care to populations in need, these programs have also
been utilized as a tool to support broader geopolitical and military aims. The inherent structure of
these programs can exacerbate or create situational vulnerabilities in the patient population.
Further, this structure may challenge the ability of military healthcare to adhere to the four
guiding principles of biomedical ethics: respect for autonomy, nonmaleficence, beneficence, and
justice. In examining these programs through a bio medical ethical lens, it is believed that many
of the challenges present in these programs can be mitigated through enhancements to pre-
deployment training and education for healthcare providers in vulnerability and biomedical
ethics, greater partnerships with local healthcare providers, and a re-examination of program-
specific policies and doctrine within senior government and the military.
SIEBERT, Sara R., Capt., "The Law of Interrogation Guide: Table of Contents -- The Issue of Torture and Ill-Treatment", Office of the Judge Advocate General, Strategic Legal Paper Series Issue 1, OPI: DSLA, A-LG-007-SLA/AF-001, Issued on Authority of the Chief of the Defence Staff, 2008-06-04; available at http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-military-law-strategic-legal-paper/law-interrogations-guide.page? (accessed on 4 January 2014); also available at http://www.forces.gc.ca/assets/FORCES_Internet/docs/en/jag/strategic-legal-paper-1-law-interrogations.pdf (accessed 2 September 2015);
This paper discusses the law applicable to Canadian Forces intelligence gathering interrogations activities that take place
in the context of international operations. The objective is to provide a broad overview of the law of interrogation by
considering interrogation methods and techniques and exploring what is meant by torture and illtreatment in this context.
In situations of armed conflict, International Humanitarian Law (IHL) is applicable as lex specialis and human rights law
as lex generalis. This paper considers the minimum level of protection to which detainees are entitled under the provisions
of IHL and the standards of treatment that define the acceptable legal boundaries relevant to interrogations. In so doing,
the analysis also considers other areas and sources of law to better understand and interpret the applicable legal obligations.
Finally, specific methods and techniques aimed at persuading a detainee to cooperate are examined.
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___________biographical notes on Sara Siebert, available at https://flsc.ca/about-us/council-of-the-federation/sara-siebert/ (accessed 28 February 2019);
Council Member nominated by the Law Society of Nunavut
Sara Siebert was nominated as a Federation Council Member by the Law Society of Nunavut in
2018. Her practice, based in Iqaluit, focuses on criminal defence at the trial and appellate levels.
Sara also sits on the Nunavut Criminal Code Review Board and is Counsel for Elections Nunavut.
Before moving to Iqaluit, Sara was Lead Criminal Counsel and Clinic Director for the Kitikmeot
Law Centre in Cambridge Bay. She previously served as a Legal Officer (Reserve) with the Office
of the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces, and deployed as a legal advisor on
Canadian Forces Operations overseas.
P.O. Box 685
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___________ "Legal Branch Represents at Sea During Op APOLLO", (2004) 1 Les actualités JAG Newsletter 37;
All appears calm and quiet aboard the Operation APOLLO flagship, HMCS MONTREAL sailing
in the Arabian Gulf in support of the US-led Campaign Against Terrorism.
Training is a continuous process on the ship. Aboard HMCS MONTREAL, I was exposed to
and even practiced some of the skills required of sailors firefighting, shoring and repairing pipe
leaks. Much to the surprise of many, I discovered a hereto hidden talent of cutting a 4 x 4 with
speed and accuracy.
" Office of the JAG @JAGCAF ]Legal Officers LCdr Patrice Desbiens, Capt Karine Bolduc, Capt Marc-Antoine
Sigouin, and Maj Pascale Cloutier completed a 5-day course on International
Humanitarian Law offered by
@uOttawa and @redcrosscanada last week,
including realistic case studies and simulated scenarios." (accessed 7 June 2018)
Lieutenant Sigouin’s leadership and tactical acumen were an inspiration to his soldiers, during two combat
operations in Afghanistan, between August and October 2007. With soldiers withdrawing from combat due
to exhaustion and heatstroke, Lieutenant Sigouin kept the remainder of his troops focused on the mission,
and effectively led additional troops through intense enemy engagements. His determination greatly
contributed to the platoon’s operational efficiency and success.
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___________"The Suppression of Riots, Manifestly Unlawful Orders,
And The Prevention of Serious Mischief Under Sections 32 & 33:
Episode 37 of the Ideablawg Podcasts on the Criminal Code of
Canada", 29 March 2015, available at http://www.ideablawg.ca/?tag=military+law
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Jack Silverstone, B.A., B.C.L., LL.B. (McGill), is an Ottawa-based lawyer.
He served as a primary reserve legal officer in the office of the Judge Advocate
General of the Canadian Forces.
SIMONEAU, J.-Urbain, capitaine, member of the OJAG during WW II, see "Au service légal", La Presse, 4 octobre 1944, at p. 3, available at http://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2962786, accessed on 25 July 2018; décédé
___________ décès (avis de), La Presse, 21 février 1974, à la p. D 17;
___________renseignements sur Urbain Simoneau, La Presse, 28 mars 1944, à la p. 21 (consulté le 25 juillet 2018);
Contribution of BGen Simspon to the Law Contribution du Bgen Jim Simpson à la Commission
Reform Commission of Canada de réforme du droit du Canada
SIMPSON, James M. and the LAW REFORM COMMISSION OF CANADA, Extraterritorial Jurisdiction,
Reform Commission of Canada,
1984, [xiii], 210 p., (series;
Working Paper; 37), ISBN: 0662136039; pdf conversion finished on 10
November 2006; information
on the French version/informations sur la version française, COMMISSION
RÉFORME DU DROIT DU CANADA, La juridiction
Commission de réforme du droit du Canada, 1984, [xiii], 222 p.,
(Collection; Document de
travail; 37), ISBN: 0662928776; la version française a
été mise en ligne le 19 novembre 2010;
"Source: Extraterritorial Jurisdiction,
Working Paper 37, 1984. Department of Justice Canada.
Reproduced with the permission of the Minister of Public
Works and Government Services Canada, 2006."
- Table of Contents;
- [i-xiii] and 1-99;
___________ La juridiction extra-territoriale, Ottawa: Commission de réforme du droit du Canada, 1984, [xiii], 222 p., (Collection; Document de travail; 37), ISBN: 0662928776; la version française a été mise en ligne le 19 novembre 2010;
"Source : La juridiction extra-territoriale, 222 pages,
Commission de réforme du droit du Canada, 1984. Reproduit avec la
permission du ministre des Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada, 2010."
- Table des matières;
- [i-xii] et 1-103;
SIMPSON, Jay (J.G.), LCol, "Address of the Australian Defence Force Inspector General" (May/Mail 2009) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; available at http://www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters-sections/2009/PrintHTML.aspx?DocId=37322#top and http://www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters-sections/2009/PrintHTML.aspx?DocId=37322#article15 (accessed on 29 April 2012);
SIMPSON, Jay, "Allocution de l'inspecteur général de la Force de défense de l'Australie" (May/Mai 2009) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://www.cba.org/abc/nouvelles-sections/2009/2009-05_military.aspx (site visité le 29 avril 2012);
Jay Simpson (right) receiving his CD1 from Cdr Pelletier (source: (2006) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter 7)
___________"Can Asist Assist You?", (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités Newsletter 43;
Note on Section 95 of the NDA -- Abuse of Subordinates / Note
sur l'article 95 de la LDN -- Mauvais traitement des
subalternes", (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités Newsletter 75;
__________"Substantive Review Assignment", (2004) 1 Les actualités JAG Newsletter 27-30; résumé en français à la p. 27;
Sinclair in Afghanistan, image source: (2004) 1 Les
actualités JAG Newsletter at p. 38.
SINCLAIR, David, Lieutenant-Colonel, "Eminent Jurists deem courts martial fair", The Chronicle Herald -- Herald Opinions, 1 October 2013; available at http://thechronicleherald.ca/letters/1157818-eminent-jurists-deem-courts-martial-fair (accessed on 3 November 2013); Lieutenant-Colonel David Sinclair is a JAG officer and AJAG (Atlantic) at the time of the article;
___________Photo of David Sinclair playing bass with singer:
"From left, Dave Sinclair on bass with vocalist Clark Colwell with the band
Lateby10, from the Office of the Judge Advocate General, at Rockable Hours.
Photo by Caroline Phillips", source: obj.ca/article/legal-community-amps-it-rockable-hours-
benefit-ottawa-food-bank, accessed 7 June 2019.
"Office of the JAG @JAGCAF 5 hours ago [5 June 2019] It’s official! Effective July,
the AJAG Eastern CWO, CPO1 Pivin will be the new College CWO at
in Kingston. The senior appointment ceremony took place at AJAG Eastern office with
CPO1 Bolduc, LCols Sinclair and Tremblay.
- Table of Contents
- Complete Book
Current: SA 2 JAG at Department of National Defence
Past: Associate Deputy Minister Policy-Staff Officer at Department
of National Defence, Adminsitrative Assistant to Director of Assets Management...
Education: University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa, Athabasca University, University of Ottawa / Université d'Ottawa
Image source: ismllw.org/REVIEW/mllwr%20EB.php, accessed 28 February 2018
SIVAKUMARAN, Sandesh, University of Nottingham, "Who Makes International Law? The Case of the Law of Armed Conflict", 7 December 2017, 32 p., available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3084238 (accessed 28 February 2018);
Weapons treaties have tended to emerge through different processes. In the case of the campaign to prohibit anti-personnel mines, for example,
the driving forces were non-governmental organizations.17 The ICRC also played an important role, as did a core group of states led by Canada.18
The campaign ultimately led to the Convention on the Prohibition of the Use, Stockpiling, Production and Transfer of Anti-Personnel Mines and on
their Destruction, which was adopted by states at a diplomatic conference in Oslo, and subsequently opened for signature in Ottawa....
17 K Anderson, ‘The Ottawa Convention Banning Landmines, the Role of International Non-governmental Organizations and the Idea of International Civil Society’
(2000) 11 European Journal of International Law 91, 104.
18 See MA Cameron, BW Tomlin and RJ Lawson (eds), To Walk Without Fear: The Global Movement to Ban Landmines (OUP, 1998); L Maresca and S Maslen,
The Banning of Anti-Personnel Landmines: The Legal Contribution of the International Committee of the Red Cross (CUP, 2000).
[at p. 4]
The US DoD Law of War Manual notes that the law of war manuals of Australia, Canada, Germany and the UK were ‘helpful’ in the preparation of the Manual.68
The international group of experts that drafted the Tallinn Manual 1.0 note that they
‘regularly reference the military manuals of four States – Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The international legal
community generally considers these four manuals to be especially useful during legal research and analysis with respect to conflict issues, although
their use should not be interpreted as a comment on the quality of any other such manuals. Moreover, the International Group of Experts included
members who participated in the drafting of each of the four manuals. These members were able to provide invaluable insight into the genesis, basis,
and meaning of specific provisions. Finally, unlike many other military manuals, these four are all publicly available.’69
68 Pages iv-v.
69 Tallinn Manual 1.0, 8.
[at pp. 13-14]
Image source: http://womensdebateinstitute.org/board/_dsc0003-2, accessed 30 July 2016
SKINULIS, Richard, "News -- Train Everyone as if they're going to be the boss: JAG", 10 May 2013 The Lawyers Weekly 9; about Major-General Blaise Cathcart, Canadian Forces JAG's speech at the 2013 Spring Conference of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association in Toronto;
SLOANE, R.H., Lieutenant, "Standing Board to Try Soldiers--General Court-Martial Personnel to be Chosen From These Officers", The Globe, Toronto, 21 August 1918, at p. 7;
To facilitate general courts-martial, which have become so common
lately, the Militia Department is establishing standing boards of
officers to sit on general courts-martial in the various military districts.
.... In the Toronto Military District...Lieutenant-Colonel J.A. Macdonald,
Q.C. is appointed Judge Advocate, and Lieut. R.H. Sloane, 1st Depot,
1st C.O.R., will act as prosecutor.
SMALL, Jordan, "Busking soldier gets 10 days of confinement", Toronto Sun, 31 January 2014, available at http://www.torontosun.com/2014/01/31/busking-soldier-gets-10-days-of-confinement (accessed 9 Januray 2017);
SMART, I.M.H. and G.G. Bell, "The armed forces and the civil authority controlled violence. Aiding national development", Toronto: Canadian Institute of International Affairs, 1972, 14 p.; series: Behind the headlines, vol. 31, number 7-8; note: title noted in my research but document not consulted (26 July 2015); The Canadian International Council (CIC) produces Behind the Headlines, formerly published by the CIIA; copy at University Ottawa, MRT Periodicals - MRT 6th floor, FC 1 .B425 v.1- 1940-;
SMITH, Arthur Leroy, about, in "Urges Civilians Be Given Charge of Courts-Martial", The Globe and Mail, 24 August 1946, at p. 8;
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Arthur Leroy Smith
___________House of Commons, Hansard, 23 August 1946:
Mr. SMITH (Calgary West):
... the time the committee to mention two matters concern about which
I know something. I have no military achievements whatsoever, with the exception
that once I was a lance-corporal in the boys' brigade the Methodt church in
Regina. That as far as I got. Therefore I do not dcuss matters a military
nature. However I should make a suggestion to the minter, one which I have no
doubt has been made before. It has reference to courts martial. During the war I
appeared in quite a number them, one which I remember lasted eight days-and
perhaps may I say, in my own defence, appearing at all times without fee, as perhaps
a little contribution I might make in my own way to the war effort. But in my view
the whole courts martial wrong. I am not referring to what an ficer
in the field may do in respect those minor things over which he has charge, My
suggestion that in each military dtrict there should be an appointee who would
be in the position judge, and that such appointee would not be in uniform, but
would be in civvies. He would have nothing to hope for by way promotion,
because there would be no further opportunity for promotion. Why do I make th
suggestion? I have in mind a court martial an ficer holding the rank lieutenant-
colonel. On the court were five ficers, two whom were brigadiers. We had a
judge advocate from Victoria- and a very fine one at that. We had a prosecutor from
London, Ontario. That court martial lasted eight days, and ended with a reprimand,
or exactly the same decion which had been rendered by the dtrict ficer commanding
in dtrict 13, Brigadier Harvey. I am sure that court martial must have cost the country
between $4,000 and $5,000; and I refer to it only by way example. That court martial
had been ordered by the then minter national defence, Colonel Ralston. The men
who compred the court were fine men, honest men-I have no criticm in that respect
at all. But they all had certain ambitions in the army. And no one can tell me that after
going through the htory a case, where there has been a court inquiry and where
a dtrict ficer has made a decion, following which the court martial has been
ordered, the persons sitting in judgment are not going to be affected by those conditions.
Unconsciously they will. Let us take another case, comiflg down to lower ranks. We find
that a court martial has been held and perhaps an acquittal ordered or a light sentence
imposed. I state no secret when I say that it a custom in the army for the divional
commander, or whatever h rank may be-the person higher up, anyway-to telephone or
to send notes saying, for example, "if th thing goes on, dcipline will be weakened"-or
will dappear. In other words my thought that justice cannot Supply-Defence-Army
be admintered properly when, all the time, there a senior ficer back somewhere who
in a position to criticize, and who always in a position to asst by way making
promotions. On the financial side-and I advance th idea for the minter's consideration-on
the financial side I am quite sure that it would not be an added expense. As you know, when
senior ficers are charged you endeavour to bring in persons not in that area and so the
expense adds up. I make the suggestion knowing perfectly well that you cannot do
anything about it now. I had about ten experiences with courts martial during th last war;
I am not complaining about what they did-that not the points- but it does seem to me that
there something well worthy thought and I am inclined to think that the suggestion I
have made may be value. I turn now to something which may not be regarded as being
so constructive, the letter from the commsioner the mounted police.
[source: https://www.lipad.ca/full/1946/08/23/3/#1442292, accessed 2 March 2019]
SMITH, C., Major, legal officer with the OJAG, see https://www.lawyerscanada.net/maj-c-smith/ (accessed 20 August 2018);
OTTAWA, April 18, 2019 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister
of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, issued the following statement:
"I am pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Charles Smith as Chairperson of the
Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee (ERC).
Mr. Smith's five-year appointment will begin on June 18, 2019 when Interim Chairperson
David Paradiso's appointment comes to an end. Until then, he will assume the role of
Vice-Chairperson, helping ensure a seamless transition between the incoming and outgoing
Mr. Smith brings extensive legal experience to the position, including 30 years as a legal
officer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General for the Canadian Forces. I wish
Mr. Smith good luck with his new responsibilities.
SMITH, Donald Blair, The Removal of the Imperial Limitations from the Canadian Constitution, A thesis submitted for the degree of Master of arts in the Department of Economics of the University of British Columbia, April 1925, 80 p., and see "The Army and the Navy"at pp. 34-42; available at https://open.library.ubc.ca/cIRcle/collections/ubctheses/831/items/1.0099510(accessed 15 March 2018);
SMITH, Geoffroy G., Major, legal officer with the OJAG, works at Edmonton (information as of April 2017);
___________photo of SMITH, Geoffroy G., Major, with others:
" Office of the JAG @JAGCAF 15 hours ago
We are pleased to quite often host law students in our offices as interns. Seen here are
@UAlbertaLaw students Sarah Offredi and Luke Stretch with Cdr Thomas Flavin and the AJAG team in Edmonton."
Major Geoffroy G. Smith is first on the left.
SMITH, Graeme and Campbell Clark, "Top soldier [The CDS General Rick Hillier] changes tack, expresses doubt on deal", The Globe and Mail, 3 May 2007, available at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/top-soldier-changes-tack-expresses-doubt-on-deal/article94447/email/ (accessed 4 April 2017); also available at http://milnewstbay.pbworks.com/f/rad86A5D.pdf (accessed 19 January 2019);
-- 1st Judge Advocate General, 1911-1918
Lieutenant-Colonel Henry Smith in 1894,
SMITH, Henry, 1837-1923, in World War I Canadian Generals, 125 pages at p. 68, first Judge Advocate General, Canadian militia; available at http://www.blatherwick.net/documents/General%20%26%20Flag%20Officers%20WWI%20and%20WWII/01%20World%20War%20I%20Canadian%20Generals.pdf (accessed 8 October 2017);
Major-General Henry SMITHFirst Judge-Advocate General Canadian MilitiaBorn: 01/08/1837 Montreal, QuebecMarried:1866 Charlotte Honey of Cobourg, OntarioChildren: 3 DaughtersDied: 14/03/1923 Ottawa, Ontario
Medals1866 General Service Medal Fenian Raid 1866 Clasp1885 Northwest Medal Saskatchewan Bar (MID)
Civilian1865 Attorney Ontario1898 Editor Canadian Military Gazette1907 Lecturer Military Law, History, Admin McGill University
Military1856 Private 1st Volunteer Militia Rifle of Cobourg02/1862 Ensign 1st Volunteer Militia Rifle of Cobourg01/1863 Lieutenant 1st Volunteer Militia Rifle of Cobourg1864 Cadet Royal Military School Kingston (1st Class)1866 Captain (*) No. 1 Company 40th Northumberland Battalion1870 Captain OC No. 2 Company 40th Northumberland Bttn01/1872 Brevet Maj or Brigade-Major – 6th Division1876 Brevet Major End Brigade - Major– 6th Division to 40th1882 Major 40th Northumberland Battalion09/1883 Major Adjutant 40th Battalion (PF)
1883 Major OC-‘C’ Company 40th Battalion1885 Major 40th Battalion to the Northwest Force1885 Major Assistant Adjutant General NW Field Force1885 Lieutenant-Colonel Command 40th Northumberland Battalion07/1887 Lieutenant-Colonel Commandant Royal School of Infantry London1887 Lieutenant-Colonel DOC- Military District #104/1888 Lieutenant-Colonel DOC and Deputy Adjutant General MD #11892 Lieutenant-Colonel Canadian Regiment of Infantry1893 Lieutenant-Colonel Renamed Royal Regiment of Canadian Infantry1896 Lieutenant-Colonel DOC - Military District #11898 Lieutenant-Colonel Begins 5 year Hiatus in Military Career10/1903 Lieutenant-Colonel Military Secretary to Staff Militia HQ AG Office05/1905 Lieutenant-Colonel Chairman Pension Claims Board
1908 Colonel Adjutant-General’s Office10/1911 Colonel Judge Advocate General (JAG) age 7412/1914 Brigadier-General Judge Advocate General (JAG) age 7706/1916 Major-General Judge Advocate General (JAG) age 7901/1918 Major-General Retires as JAG age 8008/1919 Major-General Retires– last year an Advisor at HQ(*) Served during the Fenian Raids; his father, Lieutenant-Colonel William
Smith, Commanded the 40th Northumberland Battalion
___________“Military Aid of the Civil Power,” Canadian Military Institute, Selected Papers, X (1900), p.74; also search under Selected Papers of the Canadian Military Institute, vol. 11; research started on 4 March 2019; vol. 10 is at the Canadian War Museum, Hartland Molson Library/Musée canadien de la guerre, Bibliothèque Hartland Molson, at , U 444 C2 C36; no.39:c.2; no.33; no.30:c.2; no.12; no .21; no.23; no.25; no.26; no.28; no.30; no.31; no.39; research note: also look for the title: Canadian Military Institute year book instead;
Image source: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-reports-pubs-military-law-annual-2011-12/ch-2-100th-anniversary-first-jag.page, accessed 2 December 2014
"A ceremony at Major-General Henry Smith’s gravesite in Cobourg, Ontario for the unveiling of a commemorative marker to Major General Smith."
___________on Major-General Henry SMITH, see APPLETON, Ross A., Captain "Major-General Henry Smith: The Royal Canadian Who Became JAG", 2011, 43 pages, available at http://web.archive.org/web/20120401011157/http://www.theroyalcanadianregiment.ca/downloads/MGenHSmith_JAG.pdf (accessed on 26 December 2018); see also http://web.archive.org/web/20130328083732/http://theroyalcanadianregiment.ca:80/individual_submissions/MGenSmith.html (accessed on 26 December 2018); see also at http://www.cba.org/CBA/sections_military/newsletters2013/jag.aspx and http://www.cba.org/CBA/sections_military/pdf/2013-05-jag.pdf (accessed on 28 August 2013);
____________on Major-General Henry SMITH, see APPLETON, Ross A., Captain, "The Royal Camadian who Became Canada's First Judge Advocate General", Remembrance, vol. 1, at p. 23, available at http://worassociation.ca/remembrance/volume_1/digital.html (accessed 30 January 2019); excellent one page biography!
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___________on Major-General Henry SMITH, see "Brig.Gen. Smith to Conduct Inquiry", The Globe (The Globe and Mail, Toronto), 6 November 1915, at p. 18, available at https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.biblioottawalibrary.ca/ .... (accessed 5 February 2019);
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___________on Major-General Henry SMITH, see "Fuse Inquiry Nearing End. Mr. Russell Tells of Fuse-making Arrangements", The Globe, Toronto, 2 June 1916, at p. 4;
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[Research note to go further: see the report of the Royal Commission on Shell Contracts, 1916,
available at epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/pco-bcp/commissions-ef/meredith1916-eng/meredith1916-eng.pdf, accessed 5 March 2019]
___________on Major-General Henry SMITH, see McDONALD, R. Arthur, (Ronald Arthur), 1948-, Canada's Military Lawyers, Ottawa : Office of the Judge Advocate General, c2002, x, 242 p.,at pp. 15-18, 21, 25, 26, available at i-xii and 1-102;
Source of image: riverwashbooks.com/product/ Desmond Morton, image source: ranker.com/
25698/The-Canadian-General-Sir-William-Otter review/desmond-morton/847073 (accessed 10 January 2019).
___________on Major-General Henry SMITH, see MORTON, Desmond, 1937-, The Canadian General : Sir William Otter,
Toronto : Hakkert, 1974, xix, 423 p.,  leaves of plates : ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm., Historical publication (Canadian War Museum), 0317-3860; no. 9; ISBN: 0888665350:
His [Otter's] second-in-command was Major Henry Smith, a Cobourg lawyer, and former brigade major, removed for political
reasons by the Liberals in the 1870s. Smith might be a politician but he was also a keen soldier. [pp. 94-95]
There was another change which affected Otter even more directly. On January 1st, 1896, Colonel Walker Powell finally
retired. As senior Canadian-born officer in the force and adjutant general since 1875, filling Powell's shoes had become
the summit of Otter's reasonable ambition. An officer whom the newspapers constantly suggested as a suitable replacement
for the British general might, at least, be considered for the post. To others, it was by no means obvious. By some rights,
promotion was due to Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Aylmer, Powell's deputy. However, Aylmer was a Liberal. To his surprise,
Otter found that the favoured candidate was his old subordinate, lieutenant Colonel Henry Smith. According to Otter's only
influential Conservative friend, Lieutenant Colonel Richard Tyrwhitt M.P. Smith and his collaborators had been lobbying
government members for months. Now, organized delegations of Ontario Tory M.P.s were calling on the minister of militia.
Eight years before, Sam Hughes had promised Otter his own support and that of his newspaper: now he was on the other side.
With characteristic bluntness, Hughes justified his conversion to Colonel Smith. First, Aylmer, with his "grit proclivities," had
to be defeated. Then there was the powerful suspicion that Otter, as the friend of Buchan and Mutton, was not himself
immune from that contamination. In contrast, Henry Smith's allegiance was never in doubt: "He has always exercised his rights as
a freeman and voted for his party. More than that, he has, without injury or loss of time or service to the force, always contributed
more than his means would admit of sometimes for the old party."
.....In fact, the appoitment remained vacant. Colonel Tyrwhitt reported that Gascoigne had threatened to resign if the political
Colonel Smith was appointed... [pp. 151-152, footnotes omitted]
He [Otter] might not, for example, have expected that they ["his new ennemies"] would command the full support of the Canadian Military Gazette
or that its elderly editor, his old subordinate, Henry Smith, already in full cry against the Liberal government, would so
cheerfully add Otter's to his list of intended scalps. Indeed, as the election approached, Smith displayed a wholly unexpected taste
for invective. [p. 269]
His [Minister Hughes'] doctrine of political favouritism was straightforward enough. "Outside of promotions of high officials,"
he assured journalists, "I have no hesitation in saying that as between two men, one qualified and the other unqualified, the
qualified man being a liberal and the unqualified one being a Tory, the Liberal will get the job. But other things being equal,
both being qualified, the Tory will get the job." Of course qualification was very much a matter for the minister's own
judgement. .... Another [Otter's ]subordinate and bitter critic, long since retired, was Colonel Henry Smith, Hughes created
the appointment of judge advocate general for his old crony. [p. 310; footnote omitted]
Major-General Henry Smith, first, Judge
Advocate General, 1911-1918; image source: publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2018/mdn-dnd/D1-16-2018-eng.pdf, accessed 4 February 2019
___________on Major-General Henry SMITH, note that he was from 1898-1903, editor of The Canadian Military Gazette; research note: vol. 15(1900)-v.24(1909) of this publication is available, in bound, at the Canadian War Museum PER U 1 M55, in Ottawa; there is also a complete copy of this periodical on microfilm but the location has to be ascertained; ****
___________on Major-General Henry Smith, note that the former JAG was presiding a General Court Martial on 26 March 1918 in Montréal; at the time Smith was no longer the JAG but still a Major-General, even is he was over 80 years old!, see "Capt. Saucier Broke Military Law: Signed Cheques in Blank, not Knowing Regulation", The Globe (The Globe and Mail, Toronto), 26 March 1918, at p. 16, available at https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.biblioottawalibrary.ca/ .... (accessed 5 February 2019);
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[1. To go further on the case of Paymaster and Honorary Captain Théodore Jean
Saucier, see "A Simple Reprimand: Hon. Capt. Saucier Exonerated of
Defalcation Through Blank Cheques", The Globe (The Globe and Mail, Toronto),
18 April 1918, at p. 5, available at
https://search-proquest-com.ezproxy.biblioottawalibrary.ca/ .... (accessed 5 February 2019)]
[2. To go further on the case of Paymaster and Honorary Captain Théodore Jean
Saucier, see "Capitaine en cour martiale", Le nationaliste, Montréal, 24 mars 1918, at p. 3, available at
collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2662546 (accessed 5 February 2019);
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[3. To go further on the case of Paymaster and Honorary Captain Théodore Jean
Saucier, see in French:
- "Le Cap. Saucier reconnu coupable", Le devoir, 26 mars 1918, p. 4, disponible à
http://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2799969 (consulté 5 février 2019);
- "Le Cap. Saucier est reprimandé", Le devoir, 17 avril 1918, p. 7, disponible à
http://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2799988 ( consulté 5 février 2019)]
___________on Major-General Henry SMITH and his appointment as Judge Advocate General in 1911, The Canada Gazette, vol. 45, number 22, 25 November 1911, at p. 2016, available at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canada-gazette/001060-119.01-e.php?gen=2&image_id_nbr=179728&document_id_nbr=5923&f=p&PHPSESSID=2f4dt2r7uut3rvd9ccpl9ba4fcm6vr8cg50ehcpcfv4nlmvtejh1 (accessed 15 February 2019); pour la version française, voir la p. 2076;
___________on Major-General Henry SMITH and his duties as Judge Advocate General as first issued in 1912, The Canada Gazette, vol. 46, number 8, 24 August 1912 at p. 594, available at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/canada-gazette/001060-119.01-e.php?gen=2&image_id_nbr=184190&document_id_nbr=5989&f=p&PHPSESSID=6t89akkhvrs9irkq117bv0jvjsvljnv2uh1tusmofto0dl82m2u1 (accessed 15 February 2019); pour la version française, voir la p. 641;
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___________on Major-General Henry Smith and his promotion from
Brigadier-General to Major-General, see "8 New Generals Named in Ottawa" The Globe [The Globe and Mail, Toronto], 15 December 1915,
at p. 1, available at
(accessed 5 February 2019);
[On the promotion from Brigadier-General to Major-General of Henry Smith]
___________on Major-General Henry Smith, see "The Militia Magazines 1867-1916 & Canada’s Big House 'Parliamentary Colonel’s.' ", 30 September 2019, available at https://canadaatwarblog.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/the-militia-magazines-1867-1916-canadas-big-house-parliamentary-colonels/ (accessed 19 March 2019);
Morton states; a predecessor of Smith’s as editor of the Gazette was “Captain” Fred Dixon. A Non-Permanent Active
Militia officer, he accompanied Canada’s First Contingent to South Africa in October 1899 as the Historical Recorder.
Dixon’s sudden departure for overseas duty would have likely prompted the appointment of Henry Smith to the vacant
editorship of the Canadian Military Gazette.  Col. Henry Smith was editor of the Canadian Military Gazette from
September 4th 1900 issue until the 13 September 1904 issue,.97
The Canadian Military Gazette editorial policy was distinctly anti-Liberal, pro-Conservative, Imperialist’s, reflecting
viewpoints of the once mighty Militia Lobby in the House of Commons. Styled as the “Parliamentary Colonels,” even
though their numbers diminished, the Magazines editors ect., Militia colonels or officers from the NAPM, PAM took
the reins trough an epoch. However when Colonel Henry Smiths “a Militia reformer; an ardent Imperialist, an
Anglican.”  A former Permanent Force officer surprisingly editor of the Military Gazette, allied connections to the
NPAM [Non-Permanent Active Militia], Militia Lobby, Conservative Party; publishing militia affaires, airing irritations
on both sides, viewed pertinacious to their cause.
 Morton, Desmond, The Canadian General: Sir William Otter, op. cit., pp 390, 393.
 Morton, Desmond, The Canadian General: Sir William Otter, pp 390, 393.
 Morgan, Henry James; The Canadian Men and Women of the Time, Sec. Ed, p. 1,036.
[copy at Carleton University Floor 5 Books FC25 .M66 1912 LOCAL c.2 ; also at Ottawa
University: MRT General FC 25 .C28 1912; this book is available at ia800208.us.archive.org/2/items/canadianmenwomen02
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Photo of Laina Smith
SMITH, Laina, “The High Threshold for Environmental Damage in Armed Conflict”, winning essay, Canadian Bar Review, Military Law Section, 2015 Sword and Scale Essay Competition;available at http://www.cba.org/CBA/sections_military/pdf/Environmental_Damage_in_IHL_LSmith.pdf (accessed 18 September 2015);
Image source: http://ottawacitizen.com/author/mariedaniellesmith, accessed 10 May 2017
Image source: backcover of (2006) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter
SMITH, Randy, JAG officer, retired in 2016; graduated US ARMY JAG School, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA with Masters of Law degree in military law in 1992;
___________on SMITH, Charles Randall, RCMP External Review Committee, 14 May 2019, see https://www.erc-cee.gc.ca/cnt/bt/index-en.aspx (accessed 19 May 2019); aussi disponible en français à https://www.erc-cee.gc.ca/cnt/bt/index-fr.aspx (consulté le 19 mai 2019);
Mr. Charles Randall Smith was appointed the new Chairperson for the ERC for a
five year term beginning on June 18, 2019. He is presently performing the role
of Vice-Chairperson until that time, effective April 11, 2019. Mr. Smith served
with the Canadian Armed Forces for over 40 years, 30 of which were as a legal
officer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG). Mr. Smith served
with JAG in a number of positions, reaching the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and
posted to a number of locations, including RMC Kingston, Ottawa, Petawawa,
and Edmonton. He was also the Senior Legal Officer on deployment to Kandahar,
Afghanistan. He is a graduate of College Militaire Royal de St Jean, holds degrees
in both Civil and Common Law from McGill University, and has a Master of Laws
degree from the US Army JAG School in Charlottesville, Virginia. Mr. Smith is a
member of the Law Society of Ontario.
M. Charles Randall Smith a été nommé nouveau président du CEE pour un mandat
de cinq ans débutant le 18 juin 2019. Entre-temps, il occupe le poste de vice-président,
et ce, depuis le 11 avril 2019. M. Smith a servi dans les Forces armées canadiennes
pendant plus de 40 ans, dont 30 ans à titre d’avocat militaire au Cabinet du juge-avocat
général (JAG). M. Smith a occupé plusieurs postes au sein du Cabinet du JAG, où il a
atteint le grade de lieutenant-colonel et a été affecté à plusieurs endroits, y compris au
Collège militaire royal (CMR) de Kingston, à Ottawa, à Petawawa et à Edmonton. Il a
également été déployé à Kandahar, en Afghanistan, pour y occuper le poste d’avocat
militaire principal. Il est diplômé du Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, titulaire de
diplômes en droit civil et en common law de l’Université McGill et détenteur d’une
maîtrise en droit de la US Army JAG School, située à Charlottesville, en Virginie.
M. Smith est membre du Barreau de l’Ontario.
___________on Smith, Randy, see TALLYN, Lisa, "Sojourn in Afghanistan Local Soldier thrilled by PM's secret visit", The Independent, Wednesday, March 15, 2006, at pp. 1 and 3; available at http://news.haltonhills.halinet.on.ca/108684/page/2?n=
(accessed on 13 September 2017); article about Lieutenant-Colonel Randy
Smith; I was lead to this article by its reference at
http://www.helsons.ca/images/firmhistory.pdf (search "Smith");
source for Randy Smith: http://everitas.rmcclub.ca/?m=201203&paged=3,
accessed on 18 November 2014
SMITH, Randy and Victoria Edwards, "E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC 2003) interviewed 12339 LCol Randy Smith, Director, Office of the DND/CF Legal Advisor/ Legal Advisory Services", Posted by rmcclub on 11th March 2012, available at http://everitas.rmcclub.ca/?m=201203&paged=3 (accessed on 18 November 2014):
e-veritas: You have also done operational deployments as a JAG officer?
12339 LCol Randy Smith: In 2006, I deployed to Afghanistan as Legal Advisor with the National Command Element at KAF.
I was the advisor to BGen. (Now MGen) David Fraser, who was the commander of the Multinational Brigade for Regional
Command South in Afghanistan’s southern provinces in 2006. I was indeed fortunate to serve for MGen Fraser as his senior
legal advisor on Canadian legal matters; he was a real leader and a gentleman. I later presented a paper based on my experience
on the Rule of Law in Afghanistan “Law, reality on the ground, and the “no-man’s land” in between” at the Canadian Council
on International Law 35th Annual Conference: Individuals, States and Organizations (Oct 26th, 2006).
e-veritas: You returned to develop curriculum and teach law at RMC from 2000-2.
12339 LCol Randy Smith: In 2000, I was posted to the Office of Military Legal Education or OMLE (now called the Canadian
Forces Military Law Centre (CFMLC)) at RMC Kingston., a joint effort of the Canadian Defence Academy and the Office of
the JAG to provide innovative legal research, education and training to the CF. Developing curriculum and teaching two 3-4th
year courses at RMC took up 70% of my time. Within the broader context of Public International Law, The (LOAC) course
POE488 considers LOAC`s two branches, the jus ad bellum (the right to the use of force) and the jus in bello (the law applicable
in conflict). POE486 Air and Space Law focuses on the international and national law applicable to air operations and outer space
activities, particularly of a military nature.
e-veritas: Your current position is varied compared to a traditional practice in administrative and personnel law.
12339 LCol Randy Smith: As Director, Office of the DND/CF Legal Advisor/ Legal Advisory Services, I supervise a team of
5 Justice lawyers, 4 Military lawyers, and 2 administrative assistants. The DND/CF LA provides legal services to the DND/CF
in all areas of the law, except those related to military law, military discipline, and the military justice system for which the
Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) is responsible. The DND/CF LA is organized into four divisions: Litigation and
Legal Advisory Services; Commercial Law Advisory Services; Public Law Advisory Services; and Support Services (e.g. finance,
human resources, information technology). The DND/CF LA provides legal services on issues relating to public law (e.g. human
rights, Charter of Rights, Aboriginal matters, access to information and privacy, labour and employment law, official languages),
national security law, legal risk management, contracting and procurement, environmental law, real property law, claims and civil
litigation, intellectual property law, Defence Administration Orders and Directives (DAOD) drafting, and legislative support.
SMITH, Robert, Lieutenant-Commander, "The Use of Force in CF
Operations", lecture Canadian Forces College, Toronto, 25 January
2012 with slides; this reference was found in note 44 at p. 22 of
R.S. DUNN, Non-Lethal Weapons
(NLWs): The CF's Approach to Non-Lethal Weapons & The
Strategic Ostrich Effect, Canadian Forces College,
JCSP 38, 7 May 2012; available at http://www.cfc.forces.gc.ca/259/290/298/286/Dunn.pdf
on 8 December 2013);
SMITH CROSS, Jessica, "One in 13 women sexually assaulted in
Canadian military: StatsCan", Metro News, 15 August 2014;
available at http://metronews.ca/news/canada/1126872/one-in-13-women-sexually-assaulted-in-canadian-military-statscan-survey-says/
(accessed on 25 November 2014);
The Canadian Forces Mental Health Survey, 2013, was conducted by Statistics Canada, in conjunction with
the Department of National Defence.
University of Ottawa PhD candidate Ashley Bickerton is studying military sexual assaults. Bickerton said the
sexual trauma data was welcome but criticized the definition of sexual assault used in the survey....
SMITHERS, John, Major, legal officer, was the prosecutor in the following court martial referred to in the article: Canadian Press, "Naval court rejects drunkenness claim. Officer dismissed for sexual assault", The Globe and Mail, 11 November 1994, at p. A8;
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SMOL, Robert, "Cooperation with government isn't working. Veterans need to start making noise: Demonstrations would be most effective around planned public events like, yes, those of Remembrance Day", CBC News Opinion 11 November 2017; available at http://www.cbc.ca/news/opinion/veteran-protest-1.4397896 (accessed 15 December 2017);
___________ "Do our soldiers need a union? Some say that membership will invariably "pacify" those in uniform, but that hasn't happened in other countries", 26 August 2015; available at https://nowtoronto.com/news/do-our-soldiers-need-a-union/ (accessed 23 September 2015);
___________"A lament for the Canadian Airborne", CBC News, 3 March 2010, available at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/a-lament-for-the-canadian-airborne-1.931658 (accessed 29 December 2016);
It has been 15 years this week since the final curtain came down on what was arguably the most painful
political chapter in Canada's military history: The disowning and disbandment of the storied Canadian
Airborne Regiment in the wake of the Somalia scandal.
___________ "Why we should unionize the military", National Post, 20 May 2015; available at http://news.nationalpost.com/full-comment/robert-smol-why-we-should-unionize-the-military (accessed 21 May 2015);
SMYTH, Sarah M., Drone controversies : ethical and legal debates surrounding targeted strikes and electronic surveillance, Toronto, Ontario : Thomson Reuters, 2016, xiii, 146 pages ;23 cm;
This book examines the legal implications of employing drones, which are flown autonomously, or by remote control, without
a pilot onboard. For a small fraction of the price of an airplane or helicopter, drones can fly through hazardous areas without
risking human lives, provide detailed information about people and things far below, and flutter past traffic jams to deliver
packages on time. It is estimated that by the year 2020, as many as 30,000 drones will be occupying national airspace in the
United States alone. This is one of the only books to date that considers the ethical and legal issues surrounding the use of
drones by government, industry, and individuals within the United States. It provides up-to-date information about the
current domestic and international regulatory framework governing the private and public use of drones for military,
commercial and recreational purposes.
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Dr. Sara M. Smyth
Dr. Sara M. Smyth is an Associate Professor at LaTrobe Law School in Melbourne, Australia where she teaches
cyber-security law. In 2016, she was a visiting scholar at the Castan Centre for Human Rights at Monash University's
Faculty of Law in Melbourne. In 2015, she was a visiting scholar at Georgetown University Law School in Washington,
D.C. She was an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law and the Director of the Canadian Program in Law at Bond
University, Australia from 2012 through 2016. She received a PhD from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
(2008); an LL.M. from the University of Toronto (2005); and a J.D. from the University of Victoria, Canada (2001).
Dr. Smyth also served as a law clerk at the British Columbia Court of Appeal and practiced law in Vancouver. She has
consulted extensively to Public Safety Canada and written a number of books including Cybercrime in Canadian
Criminal Law (Second Edition, 2015). She has also presented widely at conferences in North America, Europe and
Asia, including the U.S. Department of Defense Cybercrime Conference (2009 and 2010). From 2009 until 2012, she
was an Assistant Professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University where she taught cybercrime
courses and was the Associate Director for the International Cybercrime Research Centre.
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SOCIÉTÉ RADIO-CANADA, "La débâcle somalienne. Période
1992-1997", reportages disponible à http://archives.radio-canada.ca/guerreers_conflits/opations_paix/dossiers/789/
le 5 janvier 2012);
___________"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 entrevue à Radio-Canada.ca", Radio-Canada.ca, jeudi 9 avril 2009; disponible à 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 shttp://www.radio-canada.ca/nouvelles/International/2009/04/08/006-entrevue-juge-boutet.shtml (vérifié le 8 mai 2012);
What was the fate of liberal pacifism in Canada during the Great War? Although the majority of social reformers identified
with the war effort, not all pre-war pacifists succumbed to war hysteria or renounced pacifism outright. Some simply fell
silent. Others tried to maintain a more critical acquiescence in the war. Most important, however, was a small minority of
radical pacifists whose opposition to war was but one expression of their larger critique of the entire social and economic
order. Although not articulated fully during the first war, their synthesis of pacifism with radical social action laid the basis
for a renewed peace movement in the post-war era.
[Source: utpjournals.press/doi/pdf/10.3138/jcs.18.4.30, accessed 4 September 2018]
The twentieth century has been a time of world wars, violent revolutions and radical social movements. Conversely, perhaps in response
to the former, there has also been an upsurge in the phenomenon of pacifism, especially in the English speaking world. This thesis examines
the development of pacifism in Canada in the first half of this century and describes its radicalization in conjunction with the trend towards
radical social change. Canadian pacifism can trace its origins to a varied European, British and American past rooted in two distinct but
complementary traditions, both of which were heavily religious in character. One was the historic non-resistance of pacifist religious sects
which tried to remain separate from the social mainstream. The other was the liberal Protestant and humanitarian tradition associated with
the progressive reform movement. Both traditions underwent an important transition in the course of maintaining a pacifist witness against
war during the twentieth century. Although sectarian pacifists, by far the largest and most consistent element in Canadian pacifism, made a
far-reaching adjustment within Canadian society, it was liberal pacifists who experienced a general radicalization. From the time of the First
War increasing numbers of those who wished to exercise a pacifist witness were forced to abandon liberal reformism for some variant of the
socialist creed. In effect, liberal pacifist ideals were combined with radical criticism of Canadian social, political and economic structures.
Although liberal pacifist hopes resurfaced in post-war enthusiasm for the League of Nations and the disarmament campaign, the inter-war
peace movement, including such groups as the Society of Friends, the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, the Fellowship
of Reconciliation and the Fellowship for a Christian Social Order, reflected the socially radical pacifism the Great War had bred. This became
especially evident during the depression and for a time it appeared a pacifist-socialist alignment was in the forefront of Canadian social
thought. Increased international violence by the mid-thirties, however, placed pacifists in a serious crisis--their pursuit of social justice came
into direct conflict with their commitment to non-violence. Consequently, as social radicals began to abandon pacifism for the fight against
fascism, the Canadian peace movement was severely weakened. With the exception of the Quakers, who bridged the primary division in the
Canadian peace movement, the historic peace sects were not as open to view, but once confronted with the renewed challenge of conscription
in the 1940's, sectarian pacifists joined with socially active pacifists in a concerted effort to preserve the right of individual conscience and to
resist compulsory military service. Some pacifists, especially those with liberal roots, went further and sought and found a realistic pacifist
response to wartime conditions, over and above moral indignation or isolation. Regardless of their precise actions, however, Canadian pacifists
successfully exercised their witness against war. The thesis concludes that Canadian pacifists were a small but forceful minority who exercised
a dual function in Canada: prophecy of an ideal of peace and justice and reconciliation of wartime tensions in society. Above all, however, in
its uncompromising emphasis upon questions of conscience, the pacifist witness against war both directly and indirectly helped preserve
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SOLOMON, Allan Omar (Al), 1914-1984, retired Captain (Navy) JAG Officer and subsequently Chairman of the Canada Pension Commission from 1971-1981;
___________on Allan Solomon, see the article "Allan Solomon. Former chairman of pension board", The Globe and Mail, 8 June 1984, at p. M5;
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
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___________on Allan Solomon, see McDONALD, R. Arthur, (Ronald Arthur), 1948-, Canada's Military Lawyers, Ottawa : Office of the Judge Advocate General, c2002, at pp. 95, 96, 98, 213, available at pp. i-xii and 1-102 and pp. 103-242;
SOLOMON, David N., "Sociological Research in a Military Organization", (November 1954) 20(4) The Canadian Journal of Economics and Political Science / Revue canadienne d'Economique et de Science politique 531-541; see http://www.jstor.org/stable/138561?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents (accessed 5 July 2016); NOTE: "This paper was presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Political Science Association in Winnipeg, June 3, 1954. Defence Research Board Project D77-94-65-07"; also with the same title in Blishen, Bernard R., ed., et al., Canadian society ; sociological perspectives. Edited by Bernard R. Blishen [and others], Rev. ed., Toronto, Macmillan, 1964, xiii, 541 p.; 24 cm.;
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International law experts worry that the recent failure of a United Nations Group of Government Experts [UN GGE] to reach unanimity on cyber law may
lead to more state-backed online assaults.
“It’s certainly not positive this has happened, when you’re getting down to whether international law even applies (in cyberspace),”
Kenneth Watkin, a retired Brigadier-General and former Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Forces said in an interview Monday.
The Group, with an expanding number of countries, has been meeting since 2004 to agree on how laws and rules limiting conventional
war – such as an “armed attack” and the right to self-defense – apply in the cyber world.
...Canada signed the 2012-2013 report of the GGE on the applicability of international law in cyberspace, seeing it “as the cornerstone for
norms and principles for responsible state behaviour.” Canada was a member of the Group that year.
SOMALIA AFFAIR or INQUIRY & Government Reaction, see our complete web site at http://www.lareau-law.ca/military.1Somalia.html
Any researcher interested in military law and the JAG has to visit that web site!
Here are two pages of the Commission's report, vol. 5, pages 1435-1436 about the JAG,
available at epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/pco-bcp/commissions-ef/letourneau1997-eng/letourneau1997-vol5-eng.pdf (accessed 25 February 2019):
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___________"The Puzzle of Independence for Administrative Bodies", (2008). National Journal of Constitutional Law, Vol. 26, pp. 1-23, 2008. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1911414
This article explores independent administrative bodies, and their place in Canada’s political, constitutional and legal landscape. While these adjudicative, regulatory
and accountability bodies have come to play an integral role in the lives of every Canadian, we tend to pay attention to them only when there is a problem or a headline
grabbing incident. Allegations of political interference with Elections Canada, the Canadian Military Complaints Commission and the Canadian Nuclear Safety
Commission by the Federal government have brought the puzzle of independence of these bodies into stark relief.
The article treats each of these incidents as cautionary tales. These cautionary tales are part of a broader puzzle. All administrative bodies are, by definition, dependent
for their existence on their legislative mandate. Further, these bodies are not free to adopt the mandate they believe is most appropriate, but must discharge the
responsibilities provided to them. These bodies do not choose the people best able to carry out this mandate; rather, the executive controls appointments. Notwithstanding
the significant ways in which these administrative bodies are dependent on government, however, they are nonetheless routinely declared by courts to be independent, and
protected from political interference by common law procedural doctrines modeled after the constitutional principle of judicial independence.
The recent confrontations show that there is little to compel Canadian governments to respect the independence of administrative agencies if they do not want to. They
reveal the hard but important truth about independence in administrative decision-making: while the rule of law and principles of fairness and impartiality may require
independence, only political leadership can sustain it. Political leadership created independent agencies in order to ensure that important areas of the public interest
(such as governing fair and free elections, regulating nuclear power and overseeing military police activities) are served by people and institutions that are not caught up
in partisan politics. Only political leadership can ultimately safeguard the independence of administrative bodies, so that they are free to pursue the public interest
without partisan interference.
__________ "JAG Perspectives on Administrative Law, Military Justice and International Operational Law", part of Dean Sossin's Blog, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, 2 June 2012; available at http://deansblog.osgoode.yorku.ca/2012/06/jag-perspectives-on-administrative-law-military-justice-and-international-operational-law/ (accessed on 3 June 2012);
This past semester, I had the privilege to be a part of an
innovative research course at Osgoode Hall Law School – entitled
“JAG Perspectives on Administrative Law,
Military Justice and International Operational Law”. The premise was a simple one. We asked the Judge Advocates General (JAG) office of the Canadian Department
of National Defense to share the legal questions on which they would most want to see greater reflection and depth, and we put these questions to a group of upper year
Osgoode students to explore and research. The students were supervised by an Osgoode faculty member but each also was assigned a JAG lawyer as a research
liason/resource. Several times during the semester the students and I met with the JAG lawyers at the Downsview base, just a short drive away from the Law School.
Student papers ranged from the appropriate response of
international law to cyberwar, how the law of war crimes should
respond to coalition forces where the soldiers
of one country may be under the command of another, to the evolving labour relationship between the Crown and the armed forces in Canada. The JAG lawyers’ input
in the research was thought-provoking and insightful – posing examples from their experience that the students would never have uncovered in a library.
SOUSA, Michael, DND/CF Legal Advisor "Office of the JAG @JAGCAF ---Best wishes
@NationalDefence and @CanadianForces Legal Advisor
@JusticeCanadaEN Michael Sousa and his team who celebrated 20 years of strong
and dedicated legal services to the Defence Team. We look forward to continue building
on our close relationship for years to come."
DND/CF Legal Advisor
Michael Sousa joined the office of the DND/CF Legal Advisor as Legal Advisor and Senior General Counsel on August 14, 2017. Before that,
Michael spent a number of years working in Departmental Legal Services Units for federal clients, including Public Safety Canada, Environment
Canada, the Canada Border Services Agency and the then department of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
More recently, Michael has headed up Departmental Legal Services Units at Public Safety and Environment Canada as their Senior General Counsel,
where he managed teams of legal counsel and administrative support staff to provide legal services support to client departments in relation to its policy,
operational and corporate activities. Michael also supported the Deputy Ministers and client ADMs by contributing to the management of Public Safety
and Environment Canada through active participation on their Executive Committee teams.
Michael is a graduate of Queen’s University where he obtained his Bachelor of Honours degree (B. A. Hons.) and of the University of Windsor Law
school (LL.B). He was called to the Bar in Ontario and is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada.
[source: http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-org-structure/dnd-cf-legal-advisor-bio.page, accessed 24 July 2017]
___________"The Puzzle of Independence for Administrative Bodies", (2008) 26 National Journal of Constitutional Law 1-23; available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1911414 (accessed on 18 January 2012); deals in part with the Military Police Complaints Commission;
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SPEARIN, Christopher, "International private security companies and Canadian policy: possibilities and pitfalls on the road to regulation", (Winter 2004) 11(2) Canadian Foreign Policy 1-15; other articles by Christopher Spearin, accessed 8 April 2018);
___________"Not a "Real State"? Defence Privatization in Canada", (1 October 2005) 60(4) International Journal 1093-1112;
___________"Since you left: United Nations peace support, private military and security companies, and Canada", 2018 73(1) International Journal,
In the late 1990s when Canada was largely removing itself from United Nations peace support endeavours, private
military and security companies were heralded as likely replacements. Canada has indicated its desire to reengage
in a United Nations peace support milieu in which there is now a private military and security presence. It is not the
type of presence initially envisioned, but it is one with multiple impacts regarding training and operations. This article
emphasizes the interventions in the first decade of the twenty-first century and the corresponding, defensively minded
regulations that came about in the private military and security industry. The article reveals that commercial logics are
now insinuated in United Nations peace support operations and the private military and security presence therein is
indicative of a larger shift in United Nations activities towards insularity and protection.
[Source: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0020702017740158, accessed 28 September 2018]
___________"What Montreux means: Canada and the new regulation of the international private military and security industry", (2010) 16(1) Canadian Foreign Policy Journal 1;
This article assesses the likely impacts on Canada of the Montreux Document on Pertinent International Legal Obligations and Good Practices
for States Related to Operations of Private Military and Security Companies During Armed Conflict ("the document"). The article contends that
the document's provisions for states contracting private military and security services would require a reconsideration of personnel vetting, a task
that will be difficult for Canada to enact. As well, while the document asserts that contracting states are clearly responsible for the actions of their
contracted companies, the utility of these companies as a policy tool, given the industry's shift towards indigenization, may be significantly
compromised. The article also argues that the document's good practices for the home states in which companies are based, risks politicizing the
bilateral defence trade between Canada and the United States because of the latter's prominence in the industry.
(source: http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/55527113/what-montreux-means-canada-new-regulation-international-private-military-security-industry, accesssed on 3 November 2014)
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Special Staff Assistance Visit - Report
on the Climate, Training Environment, Culture and ROTP Programme at the
Royal Military College of Canada – Kingston, with several links, available at https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/corporate/reports-publications/special-staff-assistance-visit.html (accessed 4 May 2017);
"Speed Up Army Judicial System", Hamilton Spectator, 1944/06/21, available at collections.museedelhistoire.ca/warclip/objects/common/webmedia.php?irn=5028210 (accessed 14 April 2018);
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SPIERS, Rosemary, "PM in tough spot over Somalia inquiry", Toronto Star, Feb 13, 1997, p. A.25;
Description: PRIME MINISTER Jean Chretien prides himself on letting his cabinet ministers run their own show; we know that. But, in the case
of the Somalia inquiry, the unquestioning backing that the Prime Minister has given to two very different defence ministers - first David Collenette
and now Doug Young - is putting the PM at risk. First, he stood loyally behind Collenette, Gilles Letourneau had to run its independent course, no
matter how embarrassing its revelations. When he appointed Letourneau in March, 1995, Collenette personally wrote the word ``coverup'' into the
inquiry's terms of reference, and he didn't flinch even when the spotlight turned on the top echelons of his own department and the military command
under the Liberals. Chretien and Young now blame the inquiry. They point out that Letourneau originally was supposed to report on Dec. 22, 1995,
and already has had two extensions. But the mandate they handed the inquiry was huge - from the suitability of the Airborne Regiment for the Somalia
mission, to the discipline exercised by the commanders, the attitudes of the soldiers to black ``detainees,'' the allegations of coverup in the shooting
death of one Somali and the torture death of another, and what went wrong with the chain of command. Until last fall, when Chretien first expressed
a certain impatience with the inquiry's painstaking style, no one hinted to Letourneau that he ought to get on with it.
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Drapeau Law Office, ed., Winds
of Change: Conference and Debate on
Canadian Military Law, [Ottawa:]
Michel Drapeau Law Office, 2016, 102 p., at pp. 45-, 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
Speaking from experience I note that the military leadership is not always particularly open to change where these topics are concerned. This
resistance to change is often rooted in a deeply felt concern about the interests of the country in general and the important role of the military
therein in particular. One can understand that Senior Commanders, in their unique responsibility as "standard-bearers" for the requirements
of discipline and operational effectiveness, perceive a particular responsibility for maintaining a status quo. Often there seems to be a strong
conviction that all change will be for the worse. [p. 53]
In closing I submit to you that it is extremely important that we exchange views about developments like these in an international setting as we do today. In this
respect I thank the organizers again and gladly take the opportunity to compliment my Canadian military legal colleagues. I am in a position to judge, from which
I wish to say that the Canadian military legal advisors are second to none in their knowledge and professional conduct, particularly also in operational circumstances.
I have met and continue to meet them in both operational and legal environments and - without exception - they show very high standards, contribute to a better
understanding amongst partners and work towards solutions. I wish to compliment the Judge Advocate General, MGen Blaise Cathcart, for deploying his legal advisors
in the broadest sense possible, thus showing a great example, enhancing international cooperation and - thus- contributing to a better application of the principles of
military justice in all those other countries. This is the way ahead for all. [p. 55]
SPINDLER, Jess, "Serial Season 2: Military Law and the Court of Public Opinion. Military experts at Queen’s Law discuss the legal issues arising from the Bergdahl case", Juris Diction, Queen's law Journal, 1 February 2016; available at http://juris-diction.ca/serial-season-2-military-law-and-the-court-of-public-opinion/ (accessed 29 August 2016); incldes comments from Chris Waters, PhD candidate at Queen’s Law and Peter Briffett, Queen’s Law student and Captain in the Canadian Forces;
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Because the Canadian Forces still relied on British statutes for military discipline, British proposals for military law reform in the years before
the Second World War are surveyed. During this war, the Canadian armed services continued to rely on British manuals and modifications to
British law for Canadian disciplinary codes; however, the Canadian JAG and his overseas deputies oversaw the administration of Canadian
military justice. Officers in the army and navy, in particular, continued to work closely with their British counterparts. The JAG office expanded
to meet an increased workload and faced new challenges, including participation in war crimes trials. Madsen raises key issues and questions as
he addresses these early Canadian efforts to try Nazi war criminals. By 1950 the National Defence Act had replaced seven British and Canadian
statutes that previously governed the Canadian armed services. It also incorporated a common disciplinary code for army, navy, and air force.
Madsen identifies a consequent decrease in the number ofcourts martial and increased use of summary punishments, a trend with significant
implications in later years as the Canadian...
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"Members from the Office of the Judge Advocate General show their support for the
Humboldt Broncos hockey team, families and friends.
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JAG Les actualités Newsletter
at p. 83
SQUIRES, Robin, Katherine Ayre and Graham Splawski, "Canada: New War Risk Coverage And Accident Investigation Regimes", from the law firm Borden Ladner Gervais, last updated 14 January 2015, available at http://www.mondaq.com/canada/x/366404/Aviation/New+War+Risk+Coverage+and+Accident+Investigation+Regimes (accessed 28 September 2017);
The new Aviation Industry Indemnity Act  gives the Government of Canada the ability to insure against war risks,
and amendments to the Aeronautics Act [in the viation Industry Indemnity Act] give the military new powers to investigate
STACEY, C.P., "British Military Policy in Canada in the Era of Federation", (1934) 13(1) Report of the Annual Meeting of the Canadian Historical Association / Rapports annuels de la Société historique du Canada 20-29; available at http://www.erudit.org/revue/ram/1934/v13/n1/300124ar.pdf (accessed on 6 January 2012);
___________Canada and the British Army 1846-1871: A Study in the Practice of Responsible Government, Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1963;
STACEY, Jocelyn, "Vulnerability, Canadian Disaster Law and ‘The Beast’"
(January 23, 2018) 55(4) Alberta Law Review 853-887, available
at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3107450; also available at https://www.albertalawreview.com/index.php/ALR/article/view/2480/2465 (accessed 2 November 2018);
This article is the first step in a major research project on Canadian disaster law. As such, the article's first objective is to map the terrain
of the law in Canada that governs disasters. To provide context for this exercise in mapping, the article focuses on the circumstances
surrounding the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire ('the Beast'). Focusing on the 'the Beast' also gives rise to the article's second objective:
a critical examination of the ways in which Canadian disaster law fails to reflect foundational social science research on disaster harm.
The article argues that the current framework of Canadian law lacks nuance in its understanding of vulnerability and fails to identify
and address communities that are especially vulnerable to disaster harm. It also argues that the implementation of the relevant law to
disasters fails to adequately incorporate legal mechanisms that can connect disaster law with the underlying drivers of disaster
vulnerability. The outcome is that Canadian disaster law currently leaves Canadians unnecessarily susceptible to disaster harm.
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STAIRS, Denis, 1939-, "The Media and the Military in Canada: Reflections on a Time of Troubles", (Summer 1998) 53(3) International Journal 544-553; title noted in my research but article not consulted yet (13 March 2012);
___________"Three Cheers For Diplomacy", (11 April 2007) Canadian Naval Review, available at http://www.navalreview.ca/2007/04/three-cheers-for-diplomacy/ (accessed 21 May 2017);
ST-AMANT, Alexandra, Major, a JAG officer, died on 14 May 2015, see http://federationgenealogie.qc.ca/base-de-donnees/avis-de-deces/fiche.php?id=7701500 (accessed 1 May 2017);
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The Hon. George and Ruth Stanley
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STANNARD, Glenn, Chair, Military Police Complaints Commission, testimony on Bill C-15,
An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make
consequential amendments to other Acts -- this Bill has the
Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act,
- before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, meeting number 65, 11 February 2013, minutes and evidence;
- before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, meeting issue 38, 30 May 2013, minutes and evidence ;
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STANTON, John, “Canada and War Crimes: Judgment at Tokyo”, (Summer 2000) 55(3) International Journal 376-400;
___________"Relunctant Vengeance: Canada at the Tokyo War Crimes Tribunal", (1999) 17 The Journal of American and Canadian Studies 61-87; available at http://www.info.sophia.ac.jp/amecana/Journal/17-4.htm (accessed on 11 August 2013);
Michael Staples, the author journalist The accused Second Lieutenant A.J. Brunelle with David Bright, defence counsel, right
STAPLES, Micheal, "Officer Reprimanded, Fined for groping female soldier after drunken night out", Fredericton Daily Gleaner, 11 January 2017, available at https://www.telegraphjournal.com/daily-gleaner/story/49894420 (accessed 21 January 2018); Brunelle A.J. (Second Lieutenant), R. v., 2017 CM 4001 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/gx2cg>; military judge: Commander J.B.M. Pelletier; prosecutors: Commander S.M. Archer and Lieutenant (Navy) T.N. Ticky; defence counsel: Mr. David Bright;
STARKMAN, Bernard, "The Citizen as a Soldier", (1965) 43 Canadian
Review 414-452; Mr. Starkman's career was at the Department of Justice Canada; Mr. Starkman informed me in the 1980s that he has worked for JAG, as a student (note by F.Lareau); available at https://cbaapps.org/cba_barreview/Search.aspx?VolDate=09%2f01%2f2017 (accessed 22 September 2017);
Statutory Instruments Regulations, C.R.C., c. 1509, by subsections 15(1) and (3), the QR&O are exempt from publication in the Canada Gazette.;
Ian Stauffer, image source:www.tslawyers.
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STAUFFER, Ian, "Ottawa Lawyers Feed the Hungry Supported Again by the Judge Advocate General", posted by Administration, County of Carleton Law Association; available at http://www.ccla-abcc.ca/blogpost/1044976/Marketplace (accessed 10 December 2016);
I recently attended a gathering of military lawyers, paralegals and support staff at the JAG headquarters.
The group had carried out fundraising activities during the year and had again chosen Ottawa Lawyers Feed the Hungry
as its charity.
The JAG's efforts raised over $1700 for our project, which has now been running strong since 2010.
This amount will provide over 700 hot meals to our fellow citizens, being served at The Ottawa Mission on Waller Street.
Our sincere thanks to Major Matt Napier and his team and for Major-General Cathcart's continuing support! The JAG
sponsored our project last year with a similar amount raised.
STEELE, Elizabeth, "Deputy Judge Advocate at Canadian Armed Forces | Forces armées canadiennes, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada", Reserve Force, see https://ca.linkedin.com/in/elizabeth-steele-329181156?trk=public_profile_browsemap_mini-profile_title (accessed 2 June 2019);
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International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, International Space Law, Space Security,
International Relations, Comparative Law
Dr. Cassandra Steer is the Executive Director of Women in International Security (WIIS) Canada, and a 2018
Visiting Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Ethics and Rule of Law. Formerly she was Executive
Director of the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law, and a Wainwright Junior Fellow at McGill’s Faculty of Law.
Her book “Translating Guilt: Identifying Leadership Liability for Mass Atrocity Crimes” (Springer, 2017)
provides a comparative analysis of forms of liability in international criminal law. Her current research interests
focus on space security and the application of the law of armed conflict and use of force in space, and she is
currently working on an edited volume, a book and several articles in this field. She has also been a consultant
to military lawyers in the Canadian Judge Advocate General’s Office on these issues.
Previously Cassandra was a Junior Professor at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands, teaching criminal
law, international criminal law, public international law, and legal research methods. She has a PhD in International
Criminal Law, and has been a Visiting Researcher at universities in Argentina, Canada, Germany and the USA, where
she was also a Fulbright Scholar.
Currently, Cassandra Steer is the member for Canada on the International Law Association Space Law Committee;
an Associate Expert contributing to the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Activities in Outer Space
(MILAMOS); and a member of the International Institute of Space Law, Women in Aerospace, the Centre for International
Peace and Security Studies, the NATO Association of Canada, and the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War.
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STEFANIK, Kirsten, "Better Safe than Sorry: Environmental
Protection and Armed Conflicts"; title noted in my research on 22
November 2014; is this article available on the internet?
Please assist if you can.
___________"Restoring humanity to humanitarian law : borrowing from environmental law to protect civilians and the environment", Thesis (LL.M.)--University of Western Ontario (Graduate Program in Law), 2013, 167 leaves; available at http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/etd/1400/ (accessed on 22 November 2014);
As concerns about the environment increase and civilians continue to become casualties of armed conflict, we must reflect on traditional approaches and applications of International Humanitarian law [IHL]. While the current state of IHL provides protections for civilians and the environment, examples in practice of excessive harms to both suggest a gap exists in these protections. Current academic literature in the field tends to focus on either the protection of civilians or the protection of the environment, on either IHL or International Environmental law [IEL]. This is problematic as the two are inextricably linked: civilians and environment often, if not always, go hand in hand. This thesis seeks to close these gaps. It begins with an examination of existing IHL and a look at two instances which resulted in excessive harms to civilians and the environment. Next, it turns to the role of general principles of international law, in particular the precautionary principle and the principle of intergenerational equity in IEL, which are well-accustomed to dealing with short-term and long-term health and environmental risks, as well as scientific uncertainty. The thesis demonstrates how the use of these principles in military decision-making could fill the existing gaps in IHL. (source: http://alpha.lib.uwo.ca/search~S20?/astefanik/astefanik/1%2C3%2C3%2CB/frameset&FF=astefanik+kirsten+md&1%2C1%2C,accessed on 22 November 2014);
-------------------- Source: Dust jacket of book
STEIN, Janice Gross, Eugene Lang, The Unexpected War: Canada In Kandahar, Toronto: Viking Canada, 2007, 348 pages, see Chapter 14, "Those Vexatious Detainees", at pp. 246-258 and 321-322 (notes), ISBN 9780670067220; IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION
STEVENS, Aleisha, Preventing and Prosecuting a Canadian Abu Ghraib: Legislating the Canadian Private Military Industry, MA Research Essay, Carleton University Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, 2008, iv, 125 leaves;
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in John J. McGrath, ed., An
army at war : change in the midst of conflict, Fort
Leavenworth (Kansas, USA) : Combat Studies Institute Press,
, ix, 675 p., at pp. 449-478; available at http://books.google.com/books?id=8Hkt42314xIC&pg=PA467&lpg=PA467&dq=somalia+inquiry+canadian&source=web&ots=z0Z0tHWy34&sig=VFyvfmsMAg1eeuD3DfjAxocASv0&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=10&ct=result#PPA449,M1,
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STEWART, W.T., Captain, Petawawa military camp, assistant prosecutor to Capt F.W. Christie, permanent prosecutor for Military District No. 10 at Winnipeg, for the two courts martial referred to in the article: "Canadian, Briton To Face Charges Of Helping Japs", The Globe and Mail, 5 March 1946, at p. 3;
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___________"On Broader Themes of Canadian Forces Transformation", (autumn 2007) 8(3) Canadian Military Journal 9-18; available at http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo8/no3/doc/stewart-eng.pdf and http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo8/no3/stewart-eng.asp (accessed on 13 March 2012);
--------------"Sur des grands thèmes de la transformation des forces canadiennes", (automne 2007) 8(3) ; disponible à http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo8/no3/stewart-fra.asp et http://www.journal.forces.gc.ca/vo8/no3/doc/stewart-fra.pdf (vérifiés le 13 mars 2012);
ST-FLEUR, Yvensonne (ou Yvenson?), Les
bombardements aériens dans les récents conflits armés :
l'évolution du cadre normatif et du droit international
humanitaire applicable, thèse pour la maîtrise en droit
international, Universite du Québec à Montreal, 2000, 177 p.,
disponible à http://www.archipel.uqam.ca/3663/1/M11567.pdf
le 6 mars 2012);
Le but de cet ouvrage est de présenter la portée et la limite du droit international humanitaire régissant les opérations aériennes en période de conflit armé. Dans ce dessein,
nous passerons en revue les conventions internationales datant de 1899 à nos jours. Considérant que l'ordre juridique international possède tous les instruments nécessaires
afin d'assurer aux populations civiles sécurité et immunité contre les effets nuisibles de la guerre, les dommages directs et indirects causés aux complexes civils lors de
bombardements aériens peuvent constituer des violations graves au droit international humanitaire. Par une démarche méthodologique juridique classique, le lecteur sera
amené a considérer l'évolution du cadre normatif, particulièrement du droit de l'attaquant de se défendre avec l'arme aérienne, mais aussi du droit de la population civile
et des non-combattants à être épargnés des effets des hostilités. Les conflits armés de la fin du xxe siècle démontrent bien que les guerres du futur reposeront davantage
sur des opérations militaires à la verticale, c'est-à-dire que le point d'attaque pourra être envisagé depuis l'espace atmosphérique. Ainsi, l'avion de guerre et les systèmes
de satellites extra-atmosphériques permettront de déplacer la zone de combat au niveau de la troisième dimension. Cet avantage soulève dès lors le spectre de la conduite
asymétrique de la guerre technologique au bénéfice des puissances aérospatiales. Or, cette technologie militaire qui promettait plus de précision dans le ciblage des objectifs
militaires produit des effets néfastes à l'endroit des populations civiles à proximité des objectifs militaires situés dans la zone de combat (pour ne reprendre que le cas des
bombardements des forces de l'OTAN au Kosovo). Ainsi, la stratégie militaire contemporaine vise le transfert du risque militaire vers l'adversaire. En effet, la zone de combat
ennemie devient source de gestion tant par l'agresseur que la victime des bombardements. Ainsi, perte du capital humain et matériel des forces militaires, la minimisation
des massacres humains du côté de l'ennemi, la transmission des images par les médias de masse, la projection de la responsabilité des dommages collatéraux sur les moyens
perfides de l'ennemi deviennent dorénavant des «éléments» calculables dans le «risque» militaire des puissances occidentales. Du côté de l'ennemi, en position d'«infériorité»
technologique, il déplace délibérément la zone de combat dans des zones urbaines densément peuplées situées près des objectifs militaires légitimes. Le constat fait après les
récents conflits armés suscite inquiétude et soulève nombre de problématiques. L'absence d'un cadre normatif légiférant tant les nouvelles méthodes de combat que la conduite
des hostilités par la voie des airs requiert-elle un code de conduite sur relatif aux bombardements aériens. [source: http://www.archipel.uqam.ca/3663/, site visité le 7 juin 2016]
ST-GERMAIN, Jacques (Joseph Jean Jacques), docteur; sur les procédures judiciaires militaires et civiles concernant le Dr. St-Germain, voir:
Les deux cours martiales du Dr. St-Germain
- "Nouveau procès ordonné pour le Dr. St-Germain", L'Action: quotidien catholique, samedi 6 juillet 1968 à la p. 3; disponible à:
collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/3493165, vérifié le 28 août 2018:
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L'incident subséquent en 1972, à l'hôpital Fleury à Montréal
Clément Trudel, le journaliste, source: ledevoir.com/culture/medias/435215/journalisme-clement-trudel-un-homme-de-justice
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Lt. Col (Ret’d) David Stinson, left, receiving in June 2017, from Commodore Sean N.
Cantelon, Chief Executive Officer, Staff of the Non-Public Funds, Canadian Forces, an
award for his cecretary work for the Organization of Military Museums of Canada.
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He was born in Mount Albert and was called to the bar in 1926. He practised law on his own until World War II.
Mr. Stiver was a company commander with the Queen's York Rangers from 1938 to 1942 and from 1942 to 1946After the war, he joined the law firm that eventually became Stiver Vale Leck Monteith. He was the senior partner
was a lawyer with the Judge Advocate General's office at Canadian military headquarters in England. He held the
rank of colonel.
when he retired in 1980. ....
___________on STIVERS, R.M.R., Captain, from Q.Y. Rang, was a legal officer in military district number 2 with Headquarters in Toronto 1943, see The Quarterly Army List, October 1943, Part I, London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1943 at p. 162 (bottom page number) or p. 178A (top page number), available at https://deriv.nls.uk/dcn23/8903/89030567.23.pdf (accessed 21 March 2019); the other legal officers there was Captain Dean, D.G. from General List and Maj. Harvey, R.C.D. from C. Scot R. was the Assitant Judge Advocate General, at same pages;
ST JOHN, Richard Geoffrey (Geoff), "Convegno L'Ordinamento Giudiziario militare nei suoi riflessi internazionali", Ministero Della Difesa, disponible/available at http://www.difesa.it/Giustizia_Militare/rassegna/LaGiustiziaMilitareNelMondo/Delegati_internazionali/Pagine/Canada.aspx
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"THE LEGAL IMPERATIVEPersonal experiences with members of the Judge Advocate General (JAG) branch, who werecompletely anonymous to me, indicate that if our military force is going to avoid becomingmarginalized by other armies, the chain of command is going to have to come to terms with thespin that our JAG branch puts on international laws and conventions. In Afghanistan, we had aStrategic Targeting Policy that applied to the tactical objectives because exuberant JAG lawyersargued that we could not allow Canada to become liable under international laws by actionsfrom the tactical level. In fact, the constraints and bureaucratic red-tape extended to all facetsof the operation. While we were arguing about the legal status of our CSIS representative,whether or not he could wear a Canadian uniform or participate in military operations, the FBI,CIA, and British operatives were fully engaged in Afghanistan.
I would argue that international law is sufficiently vague, outdated and often out of touch with21st Century realities and inconsistent enough in terms of precedence to demand that our JAGbranch take a more pragmatic approach to operations. A Legal Officer actually told me that wehad to have a strategic targeting mechanism for tactical targets so as to avoid a situation such asthe aftermath of the crimes committed in Somalia where the Canadian Government was suedby the families that suffered. Those claims were settled out of court, which in legal terms is aform of avoidance and not an admission of guilt."(p. 14)
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STOKES, Robert J. ("Rob"), Major, Legal Officer, member of the OJAG, see https://www.lawyerscanada.net/maj-r-stokes/ (accessed 20 August 2018);
___________"Lethal weapon", (2003) 1 JAG Newsletter -- Les actualités 76-77; MLOC training, Edmonton, 3-6 October 2002;
___________ " 'Sergeant Dunsmuir': The Crown-Soldier Relationship in Canada ", (March 2011) 24(1) Canadian Journal of Administrative Law & Practice 57-88;
For more than a century, Mitchell v. The Queen has defined the Crown-soldier relationship: it is not
contractual. However, the Supreme Court of Canada in Dunsmuir v. New Brunswick ruled that all
public employment is to be viewed, with three exceptions, through the lens of contract. In this article,
the author presents several objections to Mitchell. He argues that Dunsmuir applies to the Crown-soldier
relationship, which possesses many hallmarks of a contract Dunsmuir also exposes some incoherence in
the Canadian Forces’ current employment framework. The article concludes that a fundamental
reassessment of the relationship is long overdue.[http://search.proquest.com/openview/087d0432ec99b
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____________"The Many Problems in Military Personnel Law & Policy", (Spring 2012) 12(2) Canadian Military Journal 9-17; available at http://www.journal.dnd.ca/vol12/no2/09-stokes-eng.asp (accessed on 25 March 2012);
____________"Les nombreux problèmes liés aux lois et politiques sur le personnel militaire", (Printemps 2012) 12(2) Revue militaire canadienne 9-17; disponible à http://www.journal.dnd.ca/vol12/no2/09-stokes-fra.asp (vérifié le 25 mars 2012);
------------ source:(2006) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter at p. 11
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Guillaume St-Pierre (source: https://twitter.com/stpierregu?lang=en) Geneviève Bernatchez
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Heidi Straarup LCol Jay Simpson, left, presenting CD medal to Lt(N) Heidi
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___________"Colin M. A. Strathy Lawyer, 75, served as group captain", The Globe and Mail, Toronto, 6 April 1982, at p. 13;
___________Memorandum from Wing Commander C.M.A. Strathy, Deputy Judge Advocate General, on "Re: Promulgation in Canada of proceedings of Courts-Martial held overseas", 12 November 1943, reproduced hereunder; this document was previously released under Access to Information Act, file A-2018-00072, Library and Archives Canada and it was received by Francois Lareau under letter from Library and Archives Canada to Francois Lareau, 4 September 2018, file IR-2018-00630/GC;
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___________on STRATHY, Group Captain C.M.A., see McDONALD, R. Arthur, (Ronald Arthur), 1948-, Canada's
Military Lawyers, Ottawa : Office of the Judge
Advocate General, c2002, at p. 64, available at i-xii
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STRECKER, William James, LCdr, lawyer, member of the OJAG and member of the Law Society of Ontario; employed as Deputy Judge Advocate General Canadian Forces Base Trenton (information gathered on 29 June 2018);
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Born at Kemptville, Ontario in 1887, he came to Winnipeg in 1904. During the First World War, he enlisted as a
Private in the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, rising to the rank of Lieutenant, and serving at St. Eloi, Santuary Wood,
The Somme, and Ypres.
On his return from military service, he article in law with the firm of Aikins, Fullerton and Company, and with
A. K. Dysart. He was called to the Manitoba Bar in 1922. He was appointed Lecturer of the Manitoba Law School
in 1930 and became Recorder of the school in 1945. Prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, he became
a Lieutenant Colonel and served for a time as Commanding Officer of the Winnipeg Grenadiers reserve unit
and, in 1940, he rejoined the army, first serving as District Judge Advocate General at the headquarters of
Military District 10. Late in 1941, he went to Ottawa and became Director of Prisoners of War, a post he held
until his military discharge in 1945. He was made a Queen’s Counsel in 1954. He was President of the
Conservative Party of Manitoba from 1934 to 1938.
He died at Winnipeg on 2 June 1960 and was buried in the Garry Memorial Park
Sources: “Veteran lawyer, soldier, Col. Harvey Streight dies”, Winnipeg Free Press, 3 June 1960.
[Manitoba Legislative Library, Biographical Scrapbook B12, page 30]
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Stephen Strickey (left) with Professor Dunlap, at
the Canadian Forces military justice conference in
Ottawa, 2014, photo source: http://web.law.duke.edu/lens/, accessed 16 November 2014
STRICKEY, Stephen S. (Steve), "After Afghanistan: where to from
here? Panel 4, International military operations: lessons
learned and challenges for..", Law, Ethics and National Security
Conference (2012 : Duke University. School of Law), Internet
resource, Durham, N.C.] : Duke Law, , available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiyiK5_4Yys (accessed 24 January 2016);
__________" 'Anglo-American' Military Justice Systems at the
Precipice of Civilianization: Will Discipline Survive?", paper,
see Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law
on 27 August 2013); also available at http://cilj.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Vol-24.pdf (accessed 28 December 2018);
In a comparative context, this paper will
examine the historic and current trends toward the
civilianization of military justice
systems in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and the United States respectively. The paper will attempt to reconcile
whether the respective legal traditions of a chain of command-centric military justice system can adequately balance the
disciplinary requirements of an armed force while increasingly incorporating civilian criminal justice practices. The paper
will conclude by arguing that those entrusted with thesuperintendence of the military justice system in these countriesmust
pay heed to the effect of civilianization while examining whether such changes serve the best interests of the armed forces.
___________ " 'Anglo-American' Military Justice Systems at the Precipice of Civilianization: Will Discipline Survive?", (2013) 2(4) Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law 763-799; available at http://cjicl.org.uk/archive/ (accessed on 27 March 2014);
___________"The Influence of International Human Rights Law on Military Justice as an Accountability Mechanism", available at http://congresoderechomilitar.com/info/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/20-11-14-Teniente-Coronel-stephen-s.-striekey-ISMLLW-presentation-IHL-and-MJS-FINAL-COLUMBIA-14-00.pdf, accessed on 21 Decdember 2014;
___________International week panel [electronic resource]: comparative prosecutorial practice, internet resource, [Durham, N.C.] : Duke Law, . http://realserver.law.duke.edu/fall11/intstu/10252011.mp4;
Image source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hg92h9mIEI, accessed 29 September 2015 (still video)
"Lieutenant-Colonel Steve Strickey-BPE, BA, LLB, LLM.
Directeur juridique/Justice militaire–Stratégique / Director of Law/Military Justice–StrategicLCol Strickey joined the Canadian Forces in January 2002. He has completed a
number of postings including Deputy Judge Advocate in Halifax, Nova Scotia
(2002-2005); Directorate of Law Military Justice Policy and Research (2005-2008)
and the Military Justice Strategic Implementation Team (2009) at National Defence
Headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario. LCol Strickey is currently the Director of Law/
Military Justice–Strategic, that is responsible for the development and implementation
of a strategic military justice vision for the Office of the JAG. He is currently providing
legal support to the JAG and Deputy JAG for Military Justice in furtherance of Bill C-15,
Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act currently before the
Operationally, he acted as the Senior Legal Advisor on two Canadian Task Force
deployments to Afghanistan in 2005-06 and 2009 where he advised the operational
commander on the full spectrum of legal issues related to the . LCol Strickey is the
recipient of the South West Asia Service Medal (with Afghanistan Bar), the General
Campaign Star-South West Asia and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
He received his LLM from Duke University School of Law in 2012 where he graduated
magna cum laude, was a staff editor on the Duke Journal of Comparative and International
Law and was selected as the degree marshal fo r the LLM class. His paper on the
civilianization of “Anglo-American” military justice systems was presented at Cambridge
Law School on 21 May 2013 at a conference hosted by the Cambridge Journal of International
and Comparative Law" (source: CBA National Military Law Conference June 7, 2013–
Ottawa, ON, "Conference Materials"
[available at http://www.cba.org/cba/cle/pdf/MIL13_Materials.pdf, accessed on 21 December 2014]
___________Notes on Steve Strickley:
Major Stephen Strickey, Legal Officer – Canadian Forces, BPE, BA, LLB, LLM (Candidate). Major
Strickey attended the University of Brighton, England and the University of New Brunswick where hegraduated on the Dean’s List with a Bachelor of Arts in 1997. He graduated from the University of NewBrunswick Law School in 1998. He began his career in private practice in 1999 and was appointed anofficer in the Canadian Forces in January 2002. He has completed a number of postings including DeputyJudge Advocate to the Fifth Maritime Operations Group (MOG 5) in Halifax, Nova Scotia (2002-2005);Directorate of Military Justice Policy and Research (2005-2008); and the Military Justice StrategicImplementation Team at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa (2009). Operationally, he acted as theSenior Legal Advisor on two Canadian Task Force deployments to Afghanistan in 2005-06 and 2009where he advised the commander on a range of legal issues related to armed conflict. He is a graduate ofthe Canadian Forces Language School (2011) and is currently pursuing his LLM at Duke Law School.
[Source: https://law.duke.edu/ownerassets/pdfs/lens/lensconferencespeakerbiographies.pdf, accessed 10 May 2017]
Colonel Stephen Strickey, photo still.
__________Testimony of Colonel Strickey, Stephen, Deputy Judge Advocate General, Military Justice, before the House of Commons on Bill C-77, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, Tuesday, October 23, 2018 (42nd Parl., 1st Sess.), see http://www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/NDDN/StudyActivity?studyActivityId=10298424 and http://parlvu.parl.gc.ca/XRender/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/20181023/-1/30279?Language=English&Stream=Video&useragent=Mozilla/5.0%20(Windows%20NT%206.1;%20Win64;%20x64;%20rv:62.0)%20Gecko/20100101%20Firefox/62.0 (accessed 24 October 2018);
__________Testimony of Colonel Strickey, Stephen, Deputy Judge Advocate General, Military Justice, before the House of Commons on Bill C-77, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, 20 November 2018 (42nd Parl., 1st Sess.), see see http://www.ourcommons.ca/Committees/en/NDDN/StudyActivity?studyActivityId=10298424#2018-11-20 (accessed 21 November 2018);
__________Testimony of Colonel Strickey, Stephen, Deputy Judge Advocate General, Military Justice, before the Senate Standing Committee on National Security and Defence, on Bill C-77, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts, 27 May 2019, available at https://senvucloud.parl.gc.ca/Harmony/en/PowerBrowser/PowerBrowserV2/20190527/-1/9143 (accessed 29 May 2019);
__________testimony of Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen Strickey, Director Law, Military Justice on Bill C-15, An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make consequential amendments to other Acts -- this Bill has the Short Title: Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act,
- before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, meeting number 66, 13 February 2013, minutes and evidence; Note: present at the Committee but did not testify;
- before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, meeting number 67, 25 February 2013, minutes and evidence; Note: present at the Committee but did not testify;
- before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, meeting number 68, 27 February 2013, minutes and evidence; Note: present at the Committee but did not testify;
STRICKEY, Stephen et al., After Afghanistan : where to from
here?. Panel 4, International military operations : lessons
learned and challenges for the future,
[Durham, N.C.] : Duke Law, , video, 68 minutes; summary:
Military lawyers from a number of ISAF member reflect on the role
of legal advice in military operations; notes: Charles Dunlap
(Duke Law School), moderator ; Commander Hugh Cameron (Australian
Navy), Lieutenant Colonel Rob Preston (USAF), Major Steve Strickey
(Canadian Forces), Squadron Leader Joanne Swainston (Royal Air
Force), panelists;.please consult the Duke University catalog for
STRICKEY, Stephen (Steve) and Patrick Vermette, "The Influence of
International Human Rights Law on Military Justice as an
Accountability Mechanism", ISMLLW -- Ypres Conference 14 October
2014, available at http://www.ismllw.org/conferences/2014_10_12_ypres_textes%20des%20orateurs/2014_10_14_14%20Vermette%20P.pdf
(accessed on 21 October 2014);
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STRICKLAND, Richard T, Colonel, Canadian Armed Forces, Crisis to Catalyst: The Strategic Effects of the Somalia Affair on the Canadian Armed Forces, US Army School for Advanced Military Studies Fort Leavenworth United States, 25 May 2017, 61 p., Technical Report,05 Jun 2016, 25 May 2017; Accession Number : AD1039939; see http://www.dtic.mil/docs/citations/AD1039939 (accessed 3 Narch 2018);
Abstract : This historically based monograph uses a combination of primary and secondary sources, Canadian doctrine, and academic theory to explain
how the Somalia Affair has affected the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). It shows how tactical incidents in Somalia, during the UNITAF mission,
triggered a strategic crisis that was fundamentally mishandled by the extant strategic leadership, and then formed a catalyst for significant strategic
and institutional effects, which continue to impact the CAF to this day. It clearly demonstrates that the Somalia Affair ruptured Canadian civil-military
relations, adversely impacted the professional autonomy of the military, and forced an unprecedented evolution of the Canadian officer corps.
Following a detailed literature review, each element of the Affair is discussed, enabling observation of the leadership and ethical failings which
generated the strategic effects. Focus subsequently turns to the principle strategic effects and their continued impact on the CAF and the society it serves.
In conclusion, several implications are discussed.
STRUM, Roger, "Creation of the Military Law Section" (July/Juillet 2000) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 1; available at http://web.archive.org/web/20030519184345/abc.cba.org/Sections/military_F/sword+00-07.pdf (accessed on 18 April 2012);
STRUM, Roger, "Précis : Création de la Section de droit militaire" (July/Juillet 2000) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 1; disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/20030519184345/abc.cba.org/Sections/military_F/sword+00-07.pdf (site visité le 18 avril 2012);
___________"Message from the Chair" (January/Janvier 2001) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 2; available at http://web.archive.org/web/20030519205047/abc.cba.org/Sections/military_F/sword+01-01.pdf (accessed on 18 April 2012);
___________"Précis : Message du président" (January/Janvier 2001) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 2; disponible http://web.archive.org/web/20030519205047/abc.cba.org/Sections/military_F/sword+01-01.pdf (site visité le 18 avril 2012;
___________"Military Administrative Law -- Droit Administratif
Militaire", August 2012, pdf format, part of the 2012
Canadian Bar Association Canadian Legal Conference and
Marketplace/Conference juridique canadienne (CJC) et Marché
juridique de l'Association du Barreau canadien; available
from the Canadian Bar Association Store; $40.00 for
non-members and $25.00 for members;
This slide presentation outlines how elections are held, and how military service estates are handled. [Source: http://www.cba.org/cbastore/search.aspx?pubid=2&subject=Military+Law, accessed on 17 April 2013]
Roger Strum, left, with the JAG, Jerry Pitzul, image source: (July-Oct 2000) 3 JAG Newsletter--Bulletin d'actualités at p. 5
__________Military Intervention in Law Enforcement Related
Activities in Canada: A Critical Review of Its Use in Peacetime,
Master's essay (for LL.M. degree) / mémoire de maîtrise en droit
(pour le grade LL.M.), Université d'Ottawa, 2003, 65 p.; source:
"Liste des mémoires de maîtrise et thèses de doctorat acceptés en
2003", (Automne 2003) 63 La Revue du Barreau 435-447, à la
p. 437; voir/see http://www.barreau.qc.ca/pdf/publications/revue/2003-tome-63-2-p435.pdf
(vérifié/accessed on 3 August 2008); ce mémoire n'est pas
disponible pour consultation; courriel envoyé à
email@example.com qui est un Lieutenant-colonel (9 janvier
2012); celui-ci n'a pas répondu (18 mars 2012); essay
obtained by François Lareau, under the Access to Information Act, see letter of Julie
Jansen, Director to Information and Privacy, 9 August 2012, their
put on line on 27 September 2012;
- Table of Contents;
- complete essay (65 p.);
___________on Lieutenant-Colonel Strum, see the following article: "Marsh Board legal advisor to be replaced, News Release / July 30, 1999 / Project number: NR-99.071, available at http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/news/article.page?doc=marsh-board-legal-advisor-to-be-replaced/hnlhlx8b (accessed 27 September 2018);
OTTAWA -The legal advisor to the Canadian Forces’ Board of Inquiry into the possible exposure of
Canadian troops to toxic substances in Croatia between 1993 and 1995 has asked to be replaced as a
technical advisor to the Marsh Board.
"Lieutenant-Colonel Roger Strum came to me yesterday to discuss reservations he had regarding his
role as my legal advisor," said Colonel Howie Marsh, President of the Board.
Lieutenant-Colonel Strum considered his previous temporary duty in Calgary and his role as prosecutor
in the court martial of then-Naval Lieutenant Eric Smith, an individual who may be asked to provide
information to the Board. In light of the work plan for the Board, Strum could see the possibility of an
appearance of conflict.
Lieutenant-Colonel Strum is not a member of the Board in that the legal advisor’s role is to provide legal
counsel to the proceedings. His replacement will be named next week.
"This move will not have an impact on the proceedings of the Board as we are just getting organised and
we have not yet begun our actual work," said Marsh.
___________"Relief from performance of military duty" (June/Juin 2001) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 5; available at http://web.archive.org/web/20050125074204/http://dev.cba.org/CBA/Sections/military/sword2001-06.pdf (accessed on 18 April 2012);
___________"Précis : Le retrait des fonctions militaires" (June/Juin 2001) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 5; disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/20050125074204/http://dev.cba.org/CBA/Sections/military/sword2001-06.pdf (site visité le 18 avril 2012);
___________Research note by François Lareau: LCol R. C. Strum, DND/CF LA was the legal advisor to the Board of Inquiry--Afghanistan 2002: "to investigate the injury and death of
Canadian Forces personnel during live fire training at or near Kandahar,
Afghanistan on or about 172140Z Apr 02"; see http://web.archive.org/web/20050212085228/http://www.vcds.dnd.ca:80/boi/tor_e.asp (accessed 15 April 2018);
Don Stuart, photo source: http://law.queensu.ca/facultyAndStaff/facultyDirectory/stuart.html, accessed on 11 April 2014
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___________"The Strategic Constitution in Action: Canada's Afghan War as a Case Study", (2012) 13(5) German Law Journal 419-448; available at https://www.germanlawjournal.com/pdfs/Vol13-No5/PDF_Vol_13_No_05_419-448_Articles_Studin.pdf (accessed 19 July 2015);
-------------------------- Image: https://www.gg.ca/gallery.aspx?id=11327&lan=eng, Sgt Ronald Duchesne (photo)
Sandra Sukstorf, image source: www.linkedin.com Commander Sandra Sukstorf being awarded Order of Military Merit at the Officer level (O.M.M.
SUKSTORF, Sandra, biography/biographie, available at http://www.jmc-cmj.forces.gc.ca/en/biographies-sukstorf.page and en français à http://www.jmc-cmj.forces.gc.ca/fr/biographies-sukstorf.page (acccessed 1 June 2017);
Military Judge (Commander) S.M. Sukstorf (MacLeod), LL.M. OMM, CD
Judge Sandra Sukstorf was raised in Coniston, Ontario. She joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 1982 and has served as both a Regular and Reserve
Force Officer. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from Dalhousie Law School and a Master of Laws (LLM) from Queen’s University. She was called to
the Bar in Nova Scotia, Ontario and British Columbia. She holds degrees from the Royal Military College: (Honours BA, Economics and Commerce) and
a Master of Defence Studies (MDS); and she is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Joint Command and Staff Programme (JCSP).
Judge Sukstorf articled for Boyne Clarke, Barristers and Solicitors in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. She began her military legal career in AJAG Atlantic, Directorate
of Law (Military Personnel) and the Directorate of Law (Military Justice). Later, she served in the Directorate of Law (International), where she advised on NATO
issues and supported CAF witness testimony and the release of CAF information to the International Criminal Tribunals for Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and Rwanda (ICTR).
In September 2004, Judge Sukstorf accepted a position with a small privately held corporation and transferred to the Reserves. From 2004-2008, she served on 3 Public
Boards: Vice Chair of the Cambrian College Board of Governors; Vice Chair for the Economic Development Corporation for the Greater City of Sudbury; and as a
Director on the Greater Sudbury Airport Development Board. During part of this time, she practiced law with a very reputable law firm in Sudbury, Ontario.
In July 2008, she returned to the Regular Force as a legal adviser to the Strategic Joint Staff and later became Special Assistant to the Judge Advocate General. From
2012 until 2015, she served as Assistant Judge Advocate General (Central Region) (Toronto). In August 2015, she became Deputy Assistant Judge Advocate General
(Pacific Region) as a Reservist.
In 1999, Judge Sukstorf deployed to Sarajevo, Bosnia as Assistant Legal Adviser to the Commander of the NATO Stabilization Force (COMSFOR). She received the
Deputy Chief of Defence Staff Commendation. In 2002, she deployed to the Arabian Gulf on Operation Apollo (Canada’s contribution to the campaign against terrorism)
as legal adviser to the Commander of the Canadian Naval Task Group.
In June, 2015, she was inducted as an Officer into the Order of Military Merit (OMM). From August 2015, she was a manager with the Law Society of British Columbia
in the Professional Conduct Department until February 17, 2017 when the Governor in Council appointed her a Military Judge. Judge Sukstorf enjoys running, tennis and
hockey. She is married to Simon and together they have 4 grown children.
Juge militaire (Capitaine de frégate) S.M. Sukstorf (MacLeod), LL.M. OMM, CD
La juge Sandra Sukstorf a grandi à Coniston (Ontario). Elle s’est enrôlée dans les Forces armées canadiennes (FAC) en 1982 et elle a servi comme officier dans la
Force régulière et la Réserve. Elle détient un baccalauréat en droit (LLB) de la faculté de droit de l’Université Dalhousie et une maîtrise en droit (LLM) de l’Université
Queen’s. Elle a été admise au barreau de la Nouvelle-Écosse, de l’Ontario et de la Colombie‑Britannique. Elle détient des diplômes du Collège militaire royal (baccalauréat
avec mention, économie et commerce) et une maîtrise en études de la défense (MED); elle est également diplômée du Programme de commandement et d’état-major
interarmées des Forces canadiennes.
La juge Sukstorf a été stagiaire chez Boyne Clarke, avocats, à Dartmouth (Nouvelle‑Écosse). Elle a commencé sa carrière militaire en droit au sein de l’AJAG Atlantique,
la Direction juridique (Personnel militaire) et la Direction juridique (Justice militaire). Plus tard, elle a servi au sein de la Direction juridique (International), où elle a
offert des conseils juridiques sur des questions concernant l’OTAN et a assuré la coordination des dépositions des témoins des FAC et de la communication d’information
des FAC au Tribunal pénal international pour l’ancienne Yougoslavie (TPIY) et au Tribunal pénal international pour le Rwanda (TPIR).
En septembre 2004, la juge Sukstorf a accepté un poste avec une petite société privée et est mutée à la Force de réserve. De 2004 à 2008, elle siège à 3 conseils publics :
vice-présidente du Conseil d’administration du Collège Cambrian, vice-présidente de la Corporation de développement économique de la ville du Grand Sudbury et directrice
du Conseil de développement de l’aéroport du Grand Sudbury. Pendant cette période, elle exerce le droit au sein d’une société d’avocats de très bonne réputation à Sudbury
En juillet 2008, elle retourne au sein de la Force régulière à titre de conseillère juridique de l’État-major interarmées stratégique, puis comme adjointe spéciale au
Juge-avocat général. De 2012 à 2015, elle sert comme assistante du Juge-avocat général (Région du Centre) (Toronto). En août 2015, elle occupe le poste d’assistante
Juge-avocat général adjointe (Région du Pacifique) à titre de réserviste.
En 1999, la juge Sukstorf participe à un déploiement à Sarajevo (Bosnie) en tant que conseillère juridique adjointe au commandant de la Force de stabilisation (COMSFOR) de
l’OTAN. Elle a reçu la mention élogieuse du Sous-chef d’état-major de la Défense. En 2002, elle est envoyée en déploiement dans le golfe Persique dans le cadre de l’opération
APOLLO (la contribution du Canada à la campagne contre le terrorisme) à titre de conseillère juridique au commandant du Groupe opérationnel naval du Canada.
En juin 2015, elle a été nommée officier de l’Ordre du mérite militaire (OMM). Du mois d’août 2015 au 17 février 2017, elle était gestionnaire au sein du service de la conduite
professionnelle de la Law Society of British Columbia, date à laquelle le gouverneur en conseil l’a nommée juge militaire. La juge Sukstorf pratique la course, le tennis et le
hockey. Elle est mariée à Simon et ils ont quatre enfants d’âge adulte.
___________ linkedin notes, available at https://www.linkedin.com/pub/sandra-sukstorf-omm-cd/2/bb8/a03?trk=pub-pbmap
(accessed on 2 May 2015);
Master of Laws (LLM)
Activities and Societies: Completed.
Image source: everitas.rmcclub.ca/ex-cadets-and-more-in-the-news-7/, accessed 28 February 2017
Sandra Sukstorf, ex cadet class of 1986
__________named a military Judge on 17 February 2017: "His Excellency the Governor General in
Council, on the recommendation of the Minister of National Defence, pursuant to
section 165.21 of the National Defence Act, appoints Commander Sandra Sukstorf
of Vancouver, British Columbia, an officer of the Canadian Forces who is a
barrister or advocate of at least 10 years’ standing at the bar of a province
and who has been an officer for at least 10 years, to be a military judge, to
hold office during good behaviour."; see http://www.pco-bcp.gc.ca/oic-ddc.asp?lang=eng&Page=secretariats&txtOICID=&txtFromDate=&txtToDate=&txtPrecis=Sukstorf&txtDepartment=&txtAct=&txtChapterNo=&txtChapterYear=&txtBillNo=&rdoComingIntoForce=&DoSearch=Search+%2F+List (accessed 27 February 2017);
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___________note de recherche -- Qui était Benjamin Sulte?
Né à Trois-Rivières en 1841 et décédé à Ottawa en 1923
Fit ses études à l'École militaire de Québec (1865-1866)
Exerce divers métiers (1851-1863)
Traducteur à la Chambre des communes (1867-1870)
Chef de division, département de la milice (1870-1903)
Contribution à la vie littéraire: Histoire, journalisme (articles à
caractère historique), poésie, prose d'idées, récit bref
Source: Sous la direction de Maurice Lemire et Denis Saint-Jacques, La vie littéraire du Québec, vol. 4,
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zhAhUpuVkKHfN6B8c4HhDoATAJegQICRAB#v=onepage&q=trudel%20avocate%20militaire&f=false, consulté le 31 mars 2019
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SUTHERLAND, J.M., wing commander, lawyer and legal officer with the JAG (Army General List Officer), circa 1948-1952; got this information from the Canadian Army List of that period;
___________photo du Wing Commander J.M. Sutherland, "Nouveau Commandant", Progrès du Saguenay, samedi 10 mars 1956 à la p. 1, disponible à http://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2620050 (consulté le 15 mars 2019);
SUTTON, Rebecca, "Interview with alumnus Colonel Michael Gibson, Canada's Deputy Judge Advocate General for Military Justice", (March 2013) 6(2) Rights Review at pp. 3 and 21; available at http://ihrp.law.utoronto.ca/sites/ihrp.law.utoronto.ca/files/PUBLICATIONS/RR_Spring%202013%20Final.PDF (accessed 19 January 2016);
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SWAIN, Harry, 1942-, Oka: A
Political Crisis and Its Legacy, Vancouver : Douglas
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- his thesis has been publish by the University of Manitoba in html format at http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:WgDNOz0fc-QJ:mspace.lib.umanitoba.ca/bitstream/1993/13897/1/
Swainson_The_rules.pdf+&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk (accessed on 7 January 2013);
- his thesis has been published in pdf format by the University of Manitoba at http://mspace.lib.umanitoba.ca/handle/1993/13897 (accessed on 7 January 2013);
___________there is an article about SWAINSON, Arthur K., member of the OJAG by H.B. in 8-WINNIPEG, FÖSTUDAGUR 30. JANÚAR 1981 at p. 8, in Icelandic, see http://timarit.is/view_page_init.jsp?pageId=2234605 and http://timarit.is/view_page_init.jsp?issId=164131&pageId=2234600&lang=is&q=Arthur%20K%20Swainson (accessed 11 January 2019);
____________there is an article about SWAINSON, Arthur, member of the OJAG by in LÖGBERG, FIMTUDAGINN, 8. MAI, 1952 at p. 8, see http://timarit.is/view_page_init.jsp?pageId=2206437 (accessed 11 January 2019);
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Abstract:The members of the Canadian War Crimes Liaison Detachment – Far East travelled across the Pacific in April 1946 to participate in “minor” war
crimes trials in Hong Kong and Japan. The assignment stemmed from the harrowing experiences of the Winnipeg Grenadiers and Royal Rifles of
Canada in Hong Kong and Japan following the Japanese invasion in December 1941 through to their liberation from POW camps at the end of the
Pacific War. Literature pertaining to war crimes trials during this period focuses primarily on the Nuremberg and other European trials, or on the
major, often politicized Tokyo Trial. This dissertation addresses the frequently proffered recommendation in the literature that further explorations
into the “minor” trials of 5600 Japanese war criminals are needed. The members of the Canadian Detachment served as prosecutors at the American
operated Yokohama War Crimes Trials, as well as the British Hong Kong War Crimes Courts. Their cases covered the entirety of the POW experience,
from atrocities during battle and in the immediate aftermath, to brutal abuses and medical neglect in POW camps and exploitation in war-related
and dangerous labour. The Canadian trials were steeped in emerging and evolving legal concepts including issues of command responsibility and
superior orders, as well as the use of common or joint trials and broadly expanded rules of evidence. The uncertainty of trial outcomes and the leniency
of many of the sentences combined with the genuine effort extended by the Canadian Detachment members in investigation, case development, and in
the courtroom belie the crude and misguided application of a victors’ justice framework. Although the trials were not marked with a clear sense of
unfairness, their historical legacy has ultimately been a failure. When the international community sought answers to war crimes starting in the latter
half of the twentieth century, these trial records have been left to gather dust on archive shelves. However, the transcripts offer historians the opportunity
to better understand both the brutality and banality of the POW experience, and the legal community a series of pragmatic and thorough avenues for
addressing violations of the laws and customs of war. (source: https://uwspace.uwaterloo.ca/handle/10012/8051, accessed 19 June 2015)
___________“A ‘Guest of the Dominion of Canada’: Nationality and War Crimes and Treason Trials of Inouye Kanao, 1946-1947,” (Autumn 2013) 14 Journal of Historical Biography 1-46; available at https://www.ufv.ca/jhb/Volume_14/Volume_14_Sweeney.pdf (accessed 7 January 2019);
___________Letters from Yokohama: Major John Dickey and the prosecution of Japanese Class ‘B’ and ‘C’ war crimes, thesis, M.A., Saint Mary's University, 2008, 186 p.;
Description: John Horace Dickey was a fourth generation Haligonian lawyer who, after serving on the domestic front with the Canadian Army travelled to
Japan as a part of the Canadian War Crimes Liaison Detachment - Far East. Dickey was involved in the prosecution of Japanese Class 'B' and 'C' war crimes
committed against Canadian soldiers that were captured after the fall of Hong Kong in December 1941. Class 'B' and 'C' or 'minor' war crimes consist of
traditional or conventional war crimes, "violations of the laws and customs of war," and crimes against humanity, "murder, extermination, enslavement,
deportation, and other inhumane acts.") These trials are important as they have been largely overlooked in favour of the Class 'A' trials, crimes against peace,
at Nuremberg and Tokyo, and also allow for an investigation of the experiences of individual soldiers involved in both sides of the conflict. This study will
broaden English language war crimes trials scholarship, and also make an addition to a growing body of historiography investigating Canadian involvement
in war crimes trials. While the political impetus for Canadian involvement has already been well developed, analysing the experiences of individual
prosecutors from a social history perspective allows for a better understanding of how the sentences and judgments were reached, and the context
that the trials themselves were undertaken. (source: http://primo-pmtna01.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo_library/libweb/action/search.do?ct=Next+Page&pag=nxt&pageNumberComingFrom
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also available at library2.smu.ca/bitstream/handle/01/22378/sweeney_mark_masters_2008.PDF?sequence=1&isAllowed=y (accessed 8 January 2019);
source: THE CANADIAN PRESS Vaughan Merchant
"Cpl. Matthew Wilcox, centre, is escorted from the courtroom by
Capt.[sic] Donald MacGillivary, left and defence counsel Lt. Col. Troy
Sweet, right. at the Victoria Park Garrison in Sydney N.S. Tuesday, Sept.29, 2009."; source: atlantic.ctvnews.ca/wilcox-tells-court-martial-he-fired-weapon-instinctively-1.720169
SWEET, Troy, Lieutenant-Colonel, legal officer with the OJAG; was with the Directorate of Defence Counsel Services in the case of of Sarganas M. (Corporal), R. v., 2008 CM 2003 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/27zp9> (accessed 10 May 2018); now The Hon. D. Troy Sweet, Provincial Judge, Moncton;
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FREDERICTON (GNB) – Three new provincial court judges have been appointed, Justice Minister and Attorney General Marie-Claude Blais announced today.
The appointments of Kenneth L. Oliver of Fredericton, D. Troy Sweet of Moncton and Brigitte Volpé of Saint-Jacques, are effective immediately.
Sweet obtained his law degree from the University of New Brunswick and was called to the bar in 1989. He is currently a partner with a firm in
the Moncton area. Sweet has maintained a practice in Moncton while specializing in criminal law, mental health tribunals, military, litigation and
immigration law. As a member of the Indigenous Bar Association, he currently does work with the Indian Residential Schools Adjudication Secretariat.
He is bilingual and is a member of l'Association des juristes d'expression française du Nouveau-Brunswick. Sweet is assigned to the provincial court
Geneviève Bernatchez, image source:
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Army's top lawyer", Canadian Army, Article, 10 July 2015, project
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Deputy Judge Advocate General for Regional Services; available at
accessed 17 July 2015; with the same title in The Western Sentinel, vol. 18, number 14, 6 August 2015, at p. 14, at http://www.myvirtualpaper.com/doc/western_sentinel/westernsentinel_080615/2015080302/14.html#14, accessed 10 July 2017;
Her extensive legal knowledge and experience covers all three pillars of military law, which include operational and international law, military justice and administrative law. She leads a dedicated team of 83 Regular and Reserve Force legal officers, 9 senior non-commissioned officers and 30 civilian personnel located in 13 regional and satellite offices in Canada, the United States and Germany. “We’re a very high-demand resource, but a scarce resource at the same time. We like to think that we punch well above our weight in terms of impact and effect, but my clients should be the judge of that,” said Capt(N) Bernatchez.
A native of Gaspé, Quebec, Capt(N) Bernatchez joined the Office of the JAG in 1997 after 10 years in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve as a Maritime Surface Officer. A graduate of the Université de Montréal’s faculty of law, Capt(N) Bernatchez returned to school in 2008 to pursue a Masters of International Legal Studies with a specialization in National Security Law at Georgetown University in Washington D.C.
Her 18-year military legal career reflects a variety of appointments and responsibilities, including as the JAG’s Chief of Staff and the Deputy Judge Advocate General for Operational Law. Starting in 2000, Capt(N) Bernatchez was either overseeing or part of a team of senior legal officers advising the DND and CAF during a period of high operational tempo, providing significant legal contributions to Canada’s military missions in Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Haiti and Libya. She also supported major national events such as the Sommets des Amériques in Québec City, the various G7/G8 Summits held in Canada, the Manitoba floods and the 2010 Olympics and Paralympics Winter Games in Vancouver.
___________"Règles d'engagement: le rôle de l'avocate en chef de l'Armée canadiennes", Armée canadienne, article, 10 juillet2015, numéro de projet; 15-0103; article sur la capitaine de vaisseau Geneviève Bernatchez, juge-avocat général adjoint des Services régionaux; disponible à http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/fr/nouvelles-publications/ouest-nouvelles-details.page?doc=regles-d-engagement-le-role-de-l-avocate-en-chef-de-l-armee-canadienne/ibts59v8, visité 17 juillet 2015;
Ses connaissances et son expérience juridiques exhaustives englobent les trois piliers du droit militaire, qui comprennent le droit opérationnel et international, la justice militaire et le droit administratif. Elle dirige une équipe dévouée de 83 officiers de la Force régulière et de la Réserve, de 9 sous-officiers supérieurs et de 30 employés civils répartis dans 13 bureaux régionaux et satellites situés au Canada, aux États-Unis et en Allemagne. «Nous sommes une ressource en très forte demande, mais une ressource rare à la fois. Nous aimons penser que nous avons la capacité de jouer dans la cour des grands en termes de répercussions et d’effet, mais ce sont mes clients qui seraient les meilleurs juges de la situation», a affirmé le Capv Bernatchez.
Originaire de Gaspé, au Québec, le Capv Bernatchez s’est jointe au Cabinet du JAG en 1997 après 10 années dans la Réserve de la Marine royale canadienne en tant qu’officier des opérations maritimes de surface. Diplômée de la faculté de droit de l’Université de Montréal, le Capv Bernatchez est retournée aux études en 2008 afin d’effectuer une maîtrise en études juridiques internationales avec spécialisation en droit en matière de sécurité nationale de l’Université Georgetown à Washington D.C.
Ses 18 années de carrière militaire juridique comptent diverses nominations et responsabilités, notamment chef d’état-major du JAG et juge-avocat général adjoint pour le droit opérationnel. À compter de 2000, le Capv Bernatchez a supervisé ou a fait partie d’une équipe d’avocats militaires expérimentés qui a formulé des conseils au MDN et aux FAC durant une période de rythme opérationnel élevé, fournissant ainsi des contributions juridiques considérables aux missions militaires du Canada en Yougoslavie, en Afghanistan, en Haïti et en Libye. Elle a également appuyé des activités nationales d’importance comme le Sommet des Amériques à Québec, divers sommets du G7/G8 tenus au Canada, les inondations au Manitoba et les jeux olympiques et paralympiques d’hiver de 2010 à Vancouver.
Captain(Navy) Geneviève Bernatchez, imagesource:
-conseillere-juridique-en-chef-de-larmee-canadien.html; ©Photo gracieuseté Sergent Dan Shouinard, Direction des affaires publiques de l’Armée © 2015 DND-MDN Canada
___________"Une Gaspésienne conseillière juridique en chef de l'Armée canadienne", Le Pharillon, journal électronique, 10 juillet 2015; disponible à http://www.lepharillon.ca/actualites/2015/7/10/une-gaspesienne-conseillere-juridique-en-chef-de-larmee-canadien.html (vérifié 17 Juillet 2015);
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Canadian Journal of Women
and the Law 477-511;
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The author uses the history of women's participation in combat around the world and the evidence collected through the Canadian Forces'
own mixed unit military trials to refute the arguments offered in justification of the exclusion of women from combat roles in the military.
While the exclusion of women has, in a 1989 Canadian Human Rights tribunal decision, Gauthier v. Canadian Armed Forces, been
determined to violate principles of non-discrimination, Ellen Symons highlights three problems with the decision: the continued exclusion
of women from service on submarines, the use of an overly generous subjective test to determine whether occupational requirements are
bona fide, and an inadequate understanding of the impact of the exclusion on women individually and as a group. She concludes with a
call for the full integration of women into all of our institutions, including the military, as part of our commitment to women's political
participation and to our quest for a non-aggressive, egalitarian society."
(source: http://connection.ebscohost.com/c/articles/11076395/under-fire-canadian-women-combat, accessed on 25 December 2014)
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The charges were laid after three peopled skated naked at Glacier Gardens Arena at CFB Comox at the conclusion of the hockey
tournament. Szczerbaniwicz is the commanding officer of 407 Squadron, which operates the Aurora aircraft maritime patrol,
which has made a name for itself on drug and migrant boat surveillance.
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accessed 21 December 2017;
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- R. v. Szczerbaniwicz,  1 SCR 455, 2010 SCC 15 (CanLII) — 2010-05-06 with Szczerbaniwicz's factum to the SCC at
- Szczerbaniwicz v. Szczerbaniwicz, 2010 BCSC 421 (CanLII) — 2010-03-30
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___________ Quelques réflexions sur l'organisation des volontaires et de la milice de cette province, Québec: Des Presses à Vapeur, 1863, 45 p.; disponible à http://books.google.ca/books?id=F9QTAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=intitle:milice&hl=en&sa=X&ei=AxIYT_PaMeLq0QGiqIicCw&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=intitle%3Amilice&f=false (vérifié le 19 janvier 2012); aussi disponible à http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_34138 (vérifié le 25 février 2012); aussi disponible à (visité le 26 novembre 2017);
TAGER, Thomas E., The legality of military use of outer space,
LL. M. McGill University 1967,
(Canadian theses on microfilm ; 2258); title noted in my research (World Cat) but thesis not consulted (20 January 2018);
TAIT, R.C., member of the OJAG and a military judge late 70s and early 80s; research started 24 April 2018; was a LCol, see Canadian Forces Officers' List (Regular), 1969, available at https://navalandmilitarymuseum.org/sites/default/files/pdf/Navy_List_1969_March_400_dpi.pdf (accessed 16 August 2018);
[Research notes on R.C. Tait by François Lareau on 26 April and 2 October 2018:
1. In "Civil law, military court", The Globe and Mail, 5 June 1972, at p. 6, supra, this bibliography at http://www.lareau-law.ca/military.2C-D.html, he is stated:
Lt.-Col. R. C. Tait. Assistant Judge-Advocate-General and chief military legal authority for
Ontario, readily acknowledges that nothing supersedes the paramount authority of the civil
court. But, he says, "since we have to carry the law with us overseas, we prefer to have the
authority at home, too". We prefer, he says, "to wash our own linen."
2. See also the article "The Court substitutes a lesser charge in woman soldier's drug conviction", The Globe and Mail, 2 October 1982, at p. 2; Standing court martial
of Private Karen Drew at CFB Greenwood and sentenced to 4 months for possession of 24 marihuana cigarettes for the purpose of trafficking; Court Martial
Appeal Court of Canada set aside the conviction and substituted a conviction for simple possession. In the article, we can read:
In his appeal brief, Mr. Barnes [of the Court Martial Appeal Court] ] had also called the court martial a ''show trial.'' All Greenwood military
personnel suspected of drug use were ordered to be present during the court martial, he said, and this placed ''significant pressure'' on Lt.-Col.
R. C. Tait, president of the court, to convict Miss Drew ''upon the most tenuous of evidence.'' He acknowledged that merely sharing an illegal
drug with friends is technically trafficking under the Narcotic Control Act, but said this rarely results in such a charge in civilian courts.
He also said that because she is a woman Miss Drew was tried by a standing court martial and thus faced a maximum sentence of two years,
while a man would have faced a summary procedure and a maximum of three months. So in being imprisoned for four months, she served
one month longer than the maximum a man would have faced.]
3. Flight Lieutenant Officer R.C. Tait was the defending officer of Pilot Officer J.J.E. Bernier, see the article: "Court Martial Held At RCAF Station, At S'side."
The Guardian of the Gulf, Charlottetown, Monday, 28 July 1952, at pages 1 and 11, p.1, available at https://islandnewspapers.ca/islandora/object/guardian:19520728-001
and at p. 11, available at https://islandnewspapers.ca/islandora/object/guardian:19520728-011 (accessed 2 October 2018); Flight Lieutenant R.C. Tait is a graduate of
Dalhousie Law School (class of 1950-51);
TAKATORI, Yuki, " 'America's' War Crimes Trial? Commonwealth Leadership at the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, 1946-48", (2007) 35(4) The Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History 549-568;
In the history of the Tokyo War Crimes Trial 1946–48, it is generally held that the United States was the dominating
presence: General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Commander for the Allied Powers, not only convened the court,
but also openly insisted on an exoneration of the Japanese emperor; and American lawyers headed the prosecution
team and assumed much of the workload for the defence. However, government documents, including correspondence
from and to the participants, show that the Commonwealth governments exerted significant influence in many crucial
matters, such as the drafting of the indictment and the judgment of the court. This article questions the standard
emphasis on America's role and takes a fresh look at the relationship between the United States and the British
Commonwealth of Nations.
___________ “Canada and the Tokyo War Crimes Trial”, (2012) 30(1 and 2) Australasian Canadian Studies 123-143; available at acsanz.org.au/archives/acs30-1-2-2012.pdf, accessed 26 June 2018;
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TAMBURRO, Major Anthony Michael, Notes on
"Major Anthony Michael Tamburro, C.D.
Regional Military Prosecutor Central 1 / Procureur militaire régional centre 1Major Tony Tamburro hails from Ottawa and joined the Canadian Forces in 1985 as a Gunner with 30th Field Regiment, Royal Canadian Artillery (RCA). In 1986,
he transferred to the Regular Force and entered the Royal Military College of Canada at Kingston. In 1990, after receiving a B.A. in Military and Strategic Studies,
he was posted to 1st Regiment, Royal Canadian Horse Artillery (RCHA) in Lahr, Germany. Two years later, Major Tamburro was transferred to Montreal’s 2nd Field
Regiment, RCA. In 1994, he was posted to 2 RCHA in Petawawa where he served in a variety of positions including Forward Observation Officer, Forward Air
Controller, Battery Captain, and Adjutant.
In 1998, he deployed to Bosnia and Herzegovina with 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment. As the battle group’s Civil-Military Co-operation Officer, Major
Tamburro’s responsibilities included economic development and liaison with international and non-governmental organisations. In 1999, Major Tamburro began
studies at Osgoode Hall Law School. In 2000, he commenced a yearlong sojourn with 7th Toronto Regiment, RCA, while continuing with his legal education.
After receiving his LL.B. and completing articles with the Office of the Crown Attorney in Toronto, Major Tamburro was called to the Bar in March 2004.
After his call, Major Tamburro served with the Directorate of Law Training where he assisted in the delivery of legal training to Canadian Forces members. In July
2005, he was posted to the Canadian Military Prosecution Service where his primary duties are the prosecution of courts martial and the provision of legal advice
to the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service in the conduct of investigations. (source: CBA National Military Law Conference June 7, 2013– Ottawa, ON,
available at http://www.cba.org/cba/cle/pdf/MIL13_Materials.pdf, accessed on 21 December 2014
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TARONNO, Ruth, Learning the "CIMIC Way": The Impact of Military Culture on Civil-Military Cooperation Training, a thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies, The University of Manitoba, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts, Department of Anthropology, University of Manitoba, 22 November 2006; available at https://mspace.lib.umanitoba.ca/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1993/29450/Taronno_Learning_the.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y (accessed 9 January 2018);
The purpose of this research was to examine the hypothesis that the military has a
distinct culture with traits that make it difficult and problematic for soldiers to effectively
communicate and cooperate with individuals in other cultural settings and in post-conflict
and peace support operations. Most of the data for this research were acquired by
participating as a trainee in a twelve-day Civil-Military Cooperation Tactical Operator's
training session for Canadian Reserve Forcepersomel.
CIMIC,or civil-military cooperation, attempts to straddle the divide between
civilian and military spheres of influence and as a result, lends itself to inconsistencies
and contradictions in both ideology and course expectations. The CMIC course, by its
content,methodology and choice of instructors,challenged traditional military cultural
attributes such as rank and hierarchy, group bonding, forceful conflict resolution, and
strict obedience. The trainees reacted to these challenges in various ways. but the
individuals most invested in traditional military culture had the most difficulty
incorporating CMIC norms and utilizing the new skills.
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TASCHEREAU, J. E. M. (Joseph Ernest de Montarville), 1846-1893, Lieutenant-Colonel, Petit code militaire : à l'usage des officiers, sous-officiers et soldats canadiens-français de la milice active du Canada, Québec : Impr. A. Côté, 1884, 202 p.; disponible à http://www.archive.org/details/cihm_24471 (vérifié le 5 janvier 2011); copie à Carleton University; Toronto Public Library; Bibliothèque de l'Université Laval; CIHM/ICMH Microfiche series = CIHM/ICMH collection de microfiches ; no 24471;
TASCHEREAU, Pierre, 1920-2004, avocat, membre du Barreau du Québec; pendant la deuxième guerre mondiale, en 1944, il est devenu "avocat permanent de la poursuite près la Cour martiale", voir l'article "Au contentieux du Canadien national", L'Union des Cantons de L'Est, 3 janvier 1952, à la p. 4; disponible à http://collections.banq.qc.ca/ark:/52327/2687027 (consulté le 12 août 2018);
Né à Québec au 77 de la rue d’Auteuil, tout près de la vieille rue Saint-Louis, le 13 janvier 1920, (puis, à compter de 1929, au
83, rue D’Auteuil, après le déménagement à Spencer Wood, devenu Bois-de-Coulonge, de son grand-père Caroll nommé lieutenant
gouverneur), Pierre Taschereau a été baptisé le surlendemain à la basilique Notre-Dame-de-Québec, sous les prénoms de Henri-Émile-
Pierre-Édouard, ayant pour marraine sa grand-mère paternelle qui signe avec son fils, le père de l’enfant , puis, Marguerite C. La Rue
et Marguerite Taschereau, ses tantes avant que n’en fasse autant son grand oncle célébrant, l’abbé Émile Dionne. Il fit ses études
secondaires au Collège des Jésuites du boulevard Saint-Cyrille (aujourd’hui René-Lévesque), à Québec. Il obtint une licence en
droit de l’Université Laval en 1941, année de son admission au barreau, après un stage à l’étude d’Alphonse Fournier, député de Hull,
qui, plus tard devint ministre fédéral des Travaux publics. Depuis 1952, Pierre Taschereau a reçu un diplôme en « management training
course » de la Western University of Ontario, de London. Voilà ce que je sais quant à ses titres universitaires.
En page B-5, Le Soleil, quotidien de Québec du 29 août 2004, parle de Pierre Taschereau dans un article de Marc Lestage intitulé :
Un « gamin de la rue d’Auteuil », suivi d’un sous-titre : qui a dirigé le CN, puis Air Canada! La carrière professionnelle de Pierre
Taschereau a commencé chez le procureur général du Canada. Le Canada étant en guerre, il a fait partie de l’armée qu’il a quittée
en 1946 avec le grade de capitaine. C’est là qu’il a œuvré dans une organisation vouée à la protection des personnes internées en
temps de guerre. Responsable du service juridique du Canadien National, il accède à la vice-présidence. Récemment, la chronique
hebdomadaire de John Kalbfleish dans The Gazette du dimanche 10 décembre 2006 rappelait que selon son bon jugement, il
avait alors fort justement apprécié une déclaration incendiaire de 1962 du président Donald Gordon amenant à conclure que des
francophones compétents pour être vice-président du CNR, cela n’existait pas. Quittant le CN, il exercera pour la firme Geoffrion,
Prud’homme. À la création de la Commission canadienne des Transports, il en assume la vice-présidence. Puis, retour au CN dont
il deviendra président. À la demande de Claude Taylor, président d’Air Canada qui l’a connu au travail, il assume la présidence
du conseil de cette société aérienne. Présidence perdue pour des raisons politiques, retrouvée à l’occasion d’un changement de
gouvernement. Pierre Taschereau a fait partie du conseil d’administration du Trust Royal, des Assurances Stanstead & Sherbrooke,
de Commercial Union of Canadian Holdings Ltd. et de Commercial Union Life Insurance of Canada.
C’est à l’église du Sacré-Cœur d’Ottawa que le capitaine Pierre Taschereau (pour m’exprimer comme Le Droit, a épousé,le lundi
13 août 1945, Yseult Beaudry, fille majeure de Laurent Beaudry et de Jeanne De Varennes. M. Beaudry fut le témoin de sa fille;
Jacques Taschereau, frère cadet de Pierre, témoin du marié. Notaire, président de son ordre professionnel de 1990 à 1993, Jacques
Taschereau, conférencier recherché, a lui aussi cumulé de nombreux postes d’administrateur. Pierre Taschereau a laissé trois enfants
qui, comme leur mère, lui ont survécu : Paule, Laurent et François. Pierre Taschereau a été inhumé avec ses parents et son fils Jean,
mort accidentellement à l’âge de trois ans, au cimetière Belmont, partie ouest tout près de l’avenue Chapdelaine.
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John Paul Tasker
TASKER, John Paul, "Head of Canada's Indigenous veterans group hopes Proud Boys don't lose their CAF jobs. 'They just showed up there with a flag. They didn't beat up on anybody,' Richard Blackwolf says", CBC News Politics, available at http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/indigenous-veterans-group-proud-boys-1.4191749 (accessed 7 July 2017);
___________"Ottawa moves to settle sexual misconduct class action lawsuits against Canadian Forces", CBC News, 23 February 2018, available at http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/class-action-lawsuits-sexual-misconduct-armed-forces-1.4548968 (accessed 14 May 2018);
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TAYLOR, Leigh, "Leigh Taylor -- Biography"; DND/CF Advisor in 2014; available at http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/about-org-structure/dnd-cf-legal-advisor-bio.page, accessed on 6 November 2014;
Leigh Taylor joined the Department of Justice in 1990 as a civil litigator in the Ontario Regional Office after a brief period in private practice.
In 1995 she relocated to BC Regional Office where she continued her civil litigation practice specializing in immigration law. In 1999 she
moved to Ottawa, where she has held several positions: counsel with the Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s Legal Services Unit (1999);
special counsel to the Assistant Deputy Attorney General for the Citizenship and Immigration Portfolio (2000); Senior Counsel and team
manager of the Enforcement team with the CIC Legal Services Unit (2001/02); General Counsel and National Litigation Coordinator for the
Public Safety, Defence and Immigration Portfolio of the Department of Justice (2003/09); and Executive Director and Senior General Counsel
of the Canada Border Services Agency’s Legal Services Unit (2009/13).Throughout her career with the Department of Justice, Ms. Taylor has
specialized in immigration, administrative and national security law. Ms. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria
(1983) and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Toronto (1986). She was called to the bar in Ontario in 1988 and is currently a
member of the Law Society of British Columbia.
Leigh Taylor est entrée au service du ministère de la Justice en 1990 en tant qu’avocate du contentieux des affaires civiles au bureau régional de
l’Ontario après une brève carrière dans un cabinet privé. En 1995, elle a déménagé au bureau régional de la Colombie Britannique où elle est restée
dans le même domaine et est devenue spécialiste du droit de l’immigration. Leigh déménage à Ottawa en 1999, où elle a occupé divers postes dont
celui d’avocate du Service juridique de Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada (CIC) (1999); de conseillère juridique spéciale du sous procureur général
adjoint pour le portefeuille de la citoyenneté et de l’immigration (2000); d’avocate principale et gestionnaire de l’équipe de renforcement du Service
juridique de CIC (2001 2002); d’avocate générale et coordonnatrice nationale des litiges pour le portefeuille de la sécurité publique, de la défense
et de l’immigration du ministère de la Justice (de 2003 à 2009) et directrice générale ainsi qu’avocate générale principale du Service juridique de
l’Agence des services frontaliers du Canada (de 2009 à 2013).Mme Taylor s’est spécialisée en droit de l’immigration, en droit administratif et en
droit de la sécurité nationale durant sa carrière au ministère de la Justice.Mme Taylor détient un baccalauréat en arts de l’Université de Victoria
(1983) et un baccalauréat en droit de l’Université de Toronto (1986). Elle a été reçue au Barreau de l’Ontario en 1988 et est membre du barreau
de la Colombie Britannique.
TAYLOR, M.R., "Military Service under the Canadian Charter of
Rights and Freedoms : A Talk Given to the Commander's Conference,
Vancouver B.C., April 25, 1987", Vancouver , 1987, 27 p.;
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Recent Canadian military PoW doctrine has also been criticized for placing too much emphasis on old-fashioned
conventional warfare, at the expense of more-pressing scenarios involving being captured by terrorists and other rogue agents....
A revised Code of Conduct After Capture for Canadian soldiers was issued in 2013 to explicitly deal with terrorists and
criminal organizations, but only one of its 34 pages appears to deal with terrorism (the document released through an access
to information request was heavily censored).....
“Conduct after capture is a very real issue and Canadians should be aware of the risks our forces face,” says Christian Leuprecht,
a political scientist at the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ont. “Given the proximity of our forces to the front
lines in northern Iraq, any hostiles they encounter are unlikely to adhere to standard norms when it comes to a captured Canadian soldier.”
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TAYLOR, Scott R., 1960-, "Eggs with Eggs - Lunch with the Minister of Defence", (shipped November 1997) volume 6, issue 3, Esprit de Corps, pp. 4-5;
___________"JAG vs Ombudsman - Round One" (shipped September 1999), Esprit de Corps, vol. 7, issue 4, p. 1;
___________"A Matter of Privilege - The JAG", (shipped January 2000), Esprit de Corps, volume 7, issue 8, p. 7;
___________"ON TARGET? After being sanctioned by the Somalia inquiry and forced to accept oversight agencies, the Judge Advocate General's office is once again in full control", (2005) 12(12) Esprit de corps 3;
____________"ON TARGET: Misplaced Fear of Daesh clouds judgement", Herals opinions, 1 January 2018, available at http://m.thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/1533148-on-target-misplaced-fear-of-daesh-clouds-judgement, accessed 2 January 2018;
Their crime is to have violated Canada’s 1937 Foreign Enlistment Act, which prohibits Canadian citizens from volunteering to fight in
foreign wars against friendly nations.
To let our misplaced fear of Daesh cloud our judgement to the point that we would condone automatic death sentences for all these
individuals only serves to illustrate just how effective the Daesh terrorism campaign has been.
__________"Pittbull or PussyCat? The new CF Ombudsman
struggles to establish his identity", (shipped July 1999), Esprit
de Corps, volume 7, issue 2, p. 1;
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___________"Taking the middle ground: A unique vantage point" in Horn, Bernd, ed., Canadian Defence Academy, From the outside looking in : media and defence analyst perspectives on Canadian military leadership / Bernd Horn, editor,
Winnipeg : Canadian Defence Academy Press, c2005, vi, 266 p., at pp. 128-141 (chapter 9); 23 cm. NOTES: Running title: Media and defence analyst perspectives on Canadian military leadership Issued by Canadian Defence Academy. Includes bibliographical
references and index. ISBN: 0662419987; book available at publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2011/dn-nd/D2-176-2005-eng.pdf (accessed 4 September 2016);
I admit that I raised the example of Lieutenant-General Armand Roy
deliberately, knowing it to be a sore point among the brass, and once
again the revelations struck the mark. As much as the officer corps wish
to believe that they are always simply the victims of media persecution,
the case of Armand Roy is a clear example to the contrary. Journalists
did not invent the allegations of fraud. In fact, it was none other than
Auditor General Denis Desautels who first began investigating Roy in
June 1995. Whistle-blowers on Roy’s staff had forwarded the damaging
evidence to the Auditor General when they learned he was claiming
unauthorized residence allowances to the tune of $3,000 a month. At
that time, Armand Roy held the position of Deputy Chief of Defence
Staff. In that capacity, ultimately all internal police investigations came
under his overall control. Although the Auditor General notified the
military’s Chief of Review Services about this matter, needless to say,
little emphasis was placed on the Roy investigation. Once the details of
Roy’s alleged transgressions were published in Tarnished Brass
in October of 1996, however, the military could no longer ignore the
By December of that year, enough evidence had been collected to publicly
pronounce Lieutenant-General Roy “guilty” of fraud. In a
quiet press release issued by the Department of National Defence
between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, it was announced that Roy had
been “fired” and that he would be making restitution to the Crown of
some $100,000 in fudged expenses. Incredibly, the Canadian Forces
Judge Advocate General’s office claimed it did not have enough
evidence to lay criminal charges in the case. Despite this admission on
the part of the Judge Advocate General, Roy never once proclaimed
himself to be innocent, nor did he contest the firing or his obligation to
pay restitution to the Crown.
At about this same time, a sergeant based at Canadian Forces Base
Petawawa was court-martialled for having embezzled about $900 from
his unit’s canteen fund. Upon being found guilty, the sergeant was
sentenced to three months in the detention centre and discharged from
the military. As is the norm in such cases, the sergeant also had to for-
feit any pension other than a return of contributions.
It is difficult not to draw comparisons between these two cases. For the
rank and file, it clearly showed them once again that a double standard
exists in the military justice system.[pp. 131-132]
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___________Unembedded : two decades of maverick war reporting, Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre, 2009, 374 p., ISBN: 9781553652922; note: deals with the Somalia Affair, Canada, 1992-1997;
____________"Vandoos have had troubled past", thedailyobsever.ca, 31 July 2007, available at http://www.thedailyobserver.ca/2007/07/31/vandoos-have-had-troubled-past (accessed 25 March 2017);
Lost in the media love affair is the fact that the Vandoos were directly responsible for three of the biggest black eyes the Canadian military
received during the scandal-plagued 1990s. First, there was the release of a notorious hazing video depicting Vandoo paratroopers engaged
in public acts of drunkenness, nudity, defecation, feces-ingestion and simulated sodomy, all of which directly led to the 1995 disbandment of
the entire Canadian Airborne Regiment.
In another incident, in 1996 it was revealed that a large number of Vandoos had discredited themselves while guarding a mental hospital in Bakovici,
Bosnia. Among the allegations was that of an officer having sex with a female mental patient while his drunken troops shouted encouragement.
Despite internal police reports and evidence, the military brass had kept the lid on this scandal for three years. Subsequent investigations implicated
nearly three dozen Vandoos in the misconduct, but due to the expired statute of limitations, no charges were laid and no names of the accused were
released. As a result, the entire army was tarnished by the Bakovici scandal.
Later that same year, Lieutenant-General Armand Roy, the senior serving Vandoo, was dismissed from his post as the deputy chief of defence staff.
Publicly fired from the army, Roy was ordered to pay back more than $86,000 which he had allegedly misappropriated. As the most senior official
in Canada ever dismissed for theft, the rank and file were shell-shocked to learn that the Judge Advocate General would not press charges against the
disgraced general. The double standard of justice led to a collapse of faith in the military hierarchy and a top-to-bottom review of the military justice system.
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___________has taught "Spring 2016 - POL 449 D100-Selected Topics in International Relations II
(4) --Intro to 21stCentu,Strategy --Class Number: 7102", Delivery Method: In Person, Simon Fraser University; available at https://www.sfu.ca/outlines.html?2016/spring/pol/449/d100 (accessed 26 July 2017);
Selected Topics: Intro to 21st Century Strategy
This seminar course provides a survey of the prominent themes in conflict and war in the 21st century, incorporating the study
and application of theories from classical and contemporary strategic thinkers. These themes include fourth/fifth generation and
asymmetric warfare, such as terrorism, insurgency and counterinsurgency, chemical, biological, nuclear, and radiological (CBRN)
threats, cyber warfare, offensive technological developments in conventional and non-conventional weaponry, space-based
capabilities providing for force enhancement of the terrestrial conduct of war, and the role of intelligence (ISR). Course material
will include the application of strategic theories to geopolitical events; therefore, students are expected to be up to date on contemporary
global conflicts through review of media sources.
___________teaches "Summer 2017 - POL 449 D100-Selected Topics in International Relations II (4)-NATO and Canadian Security and Defence-Class Number: 6232"; Delivery Method: In Person, Simon Fraser University; available at https://www.sfu.ca/outlines.html?2017/summer/pol/449/d100 (accessed 26 July 2017);
Title: NATO and Canadian Security and Defence
The NATO Field School starts at SFU-Burnaby with in-classroom learning via lectures and seminars about Canada’s security and defence policies,
the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Students will do in-depth reading on these topics and give
classroom presentations. Students will learn from practitioners how CAF functions, how the Canadian government implements defence policy, and
how Canadian operations take place in the NATO context. Learning will be supplemented by academics and foreign and military officers as guest
lecturers, and visits to Canadian Forces Bases in B.C. Following the in-class program component students will be prepared to represent NATO nations
in simulations. The Brussels component of the course involves one week of briefings and observations at NATO headquarters (including the Canadian
Joint Delegation), SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe) in Mons, and the Canadian Mission to the European Union. This is followed
by a week in Rome at the NATO Defense College (NDC) where the SFU team will undertake 4-5 days of professional NATO simulation, using NDC
curriculum and the support of NDC staff. The Field School will receive briefings on a one-day trip to Joint Forces Command in Naples. The final
component of the course involves students working independently on their final essay and Briefings Report.
Front cover: Sergeant Rod Dearing's Section after the Medak fire-fight, photo courtesy Colonel Jim Calvin
___________Tested mettle : Canada's peacekeepers at war / by Scott Taylor and Brian Nolan, Ottawa : Esprit de Corps Publications, 1998, 264 p. : map ; 24 cm. NOTES: Includes index. ISBN: 1895896088;
[Lieutenant J. Lavallée's case and Major Louis MacKay, the JAG officer]
Lieutenant J. Lavallée was a young platoon commander on his first peace-
keeping tour. Like many of his fellow officers in the Vandoos, Lavallée saw
himself as a hard-drinking, hard fighting man, in a regiment that made his own
rules. There was no agreed-upon zone of separation in the Krajina, and other
than in the Medak Pocket, the Serb and Croat belligerents still opposed each
other directly along the front-lines. The new crop of UN peacekeepers, like
Calvin's 2 PPCLI before them, patrolled within the Serb zone and awaited the
top-level negotiators. Only if a cease-fire was signed would Lessard's battalion
deploy into no man's land and establish a series of observation posts. In the
meantime, the Vandoos set themselves up in platoon houses and established a
UN presence among the Serbs. Lt. Lavallée enjoyed these road patrols which
were inevitably delayed at the various Serb checkpoints. Armed with AK47s
and rocket launchers, the bored Serbian militiamen would often halt the Cana-
dian APCs simply to initiate "negotiations" with the foreign soldiers. These ritu-
als, regardless of the time of day, involved a high volume of alcohol consump-
tion and tough talk.
At one such extended session in a smoky bunker, Lavallée became visibly
inebriated on his Serb hosts' homemade plum brandy (Slivovitz). As he began to
slur his speech and become unsteady on his feet, the Serbs pressed him with
more of the strong booze. The young female translator grew increasingly alarmed
at both Lavallée's condition and his insistence that he would continue drinking
with his "new friends."
She snuck outside to the APC and advised a master corporal of Lavallée's
drunken state. The young NCO went to the bunker entrance where he engaged
Lavallée in a heated debate. Egged on by his Serbian "friends", Lavallée sud-
denly leapt at the terrified soldier and proceeded to beat him to a bloody pulp on
the bunker floor. Grinning drunkenly, Lavallée raised his arms in triumph, slurred,
"Now, I'll go," and then wobbled out into the night air.
When news of the incident reached UN headquarters in Zagreb, Major Gen-
eral Arch MacInnis met with his top military lawyer. The assistant judge advo-
cate general, Major Louis MacKay, told MacInnis that although the details re-
mained sketchy, he thought that a court martial was warranted. A flurry of sen-
sitive phone calls took place between Zagreb and NDHQ, and MacInnis was
instrucrted to consult with LCol. Lessard. When this conversation took place,
Lessard advised his contingent commander that he would deal with Lavallée
"in house." The reason why Lessard rejected the idea of holding a court martial
was made clear: "He's one of my best officers." [pp. 147-148]
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Par-delà la question de la lutte au terrorisme, l'état d'exception déployée durant les événements est analysé dans son lien avec la crise politique et sociale sous-jacente aux événements d'octobre. Ce mémoire
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The memo was released on the eve of testimony from Col. Serge Labbe, who has been silent since he headed the Canadian Airborne Regiment's ill-fated 1993 mission to Somalia.
The memo, a legal review written in the summer of 1994 by Lt.-Col. Ken Watkin, said there was reason to question Labbe's investigation of the March 4 shooting and also his
``openness in reporting to higher headquarters.''
The Somalia inquiry has been probing allegations that Labbe and others in the chain of command tried to obscure or downplay events of March 4, when two Somalis were shot in the
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____________ "Delay in shooting probe set up torture, inquiry told", Toronto Star, Mar 11, 1997, p. A.9;
Description: OTTAWA - The torture killing of a Somali teenager in 1993 was directly related to the military's failure to properly investigate the suspicious shooting death of
another Somali two weeks earlier, a military police officer says. And Maj. Vincent Buonamici told the Somalia inquiry yesterday that top military officers conspired to obscure
the truth about what happened in Somalia and interfered with military police. Buonamici, who headed the investigation of the March 4, 1993 death of a Somali who was shot
while running away, irked the deputy chief of defence at the time, Vice-Adm. Larry Murray, by asking why there had been an ``inexplicable delay'' of five weeks in ordering
police to investigate the shooting. Murray is now the acting chief of defence staff. (source: © ProQuest LLC All rights reserved and http://primo-pmtna01.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/primo
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___________"Digging the dirt on Croatia ; Military mired in new scandal over troops and toxins", Toronto Star, Aug 1, 1999, p.1;
Description: The investigation languished throughout the summer and into the fall. Then, on Nov. 3, CTV News reported that a book to be published the
next day alleged soldiers had been exposed to toxins in Croatia, and a warning memo had been removed from medical files. The Reform party raised the
matter in the House of Commons the same day, invoking the case of Matt Stopford, a very sick soldier who blamed his illness on his time in Croatia. With
Stopford looking on from the gallery, Defence Minister Art Eggleton told the Commons the matter was being investigated, and chastised Reform for trying
to exploit Stopford's illness. In a Feb. 2 report for the army chief, Capt. Shane Vahey concluded there was no concrete evidence anyone ordered the medical
memos stripped from files. The investigation did reveal that one soldier, Master Seaman Wade Kelloway, claimed it was a military lawyer - the assistant
judge advocate-general in Calgary - who had instructed that memos be removed. But Vahey said the legal officer had no recollection of such an order.
However, a check of the medical records of 153 soldiers found only three still had the warning memo on toxins attached. "This would indicate that memos
were removed from the files of soldiers who were in (the unit) after May '95," Vahey wrote.
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___________"Halt inquiry into Somalia urges lawyer for ex-officer", Toronto Star, Nov 16, 1995, p. A.18;
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after a Yes vote. It read: ``The day after a Yes . . . Quebec must create immediately a defence department, the embryo of a defence staff and
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Image source: ca.linkedin.com/in/michael-thompson-ph-d-70426134, accessed 11 December 2017
THOMPSON, Michael, The Quest for Control in Canadian Defense
Policy : The Evolution of Defence Management and Organization,
1963-1972, Thesis submitted to the Faculty of Graduate and
Postdoctoral Studies in partial fulfillment of the requirements
for the Doctorate in Philosophy degree in History, Department of
History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ottawa, 2014, vii, 360
leaves; available at http://www.ruor.uottawa.ca/bitstream/10393/31844/1/Thompson_Michael_2014_thesis.pdf
(accessed 23 May 2015);
This study examines the evolution of Canadian defence organization and administration from the integration and unification
of the Canadian Forces, starting with the arrival of Paul Hellyer as Minister of National Defence in 1963, to the full integration
of military and civilian staffs at National Defence Headquarters in 1972. It seeks to understand the underlying defence management
philosophy by explaining the evolving decision making process and how and why certain management techniques and organizational
concepts came to be embodied in the policy process. The goal of this work is to gain insight into not only the management of
defence but its relationship to, and place within, general organization and management theory. The idea of rationalizing the business
of defence lies at the heart of the history of the reorganizations in the 1960s and early 1970s. Management and organization were
arranged to allow defence decision making to become a more rational process, characterized by new degrees of control, in order to
aid the overall effectiveness of the policy-making process. Overall,there existed a progression of administrative and management
rationalization that had been occurring not only in the post-Second World War era, but since the turn of the century, both within and
without the public sphere. While there was much to be critical about unification and the general defence policy vision of Hellyer,
the evolution and development of modern management techniques in defence during the 1960s can largely be situated within an
ongoing history of bureaucratization and management evolution of large scale organizations in general and military organizations in particular.
THOMPSON, S.A., Major, "Defusing the Ticking Bomb: An Argument for the Absolute Legal Ban on Torture", Canadian Forces College, JCSP 43, 2016-2017, Exercise Solo Flight, 27 p.; available at https://www.cfc.forces.gc.ca/259/290/402/305/thompsons.pdf (accessed 7 April 2018);
THOMPSON, William McMaster, member of the OJAG, see obituary at The Globe and Mail, 3 August 1982, at p. 48:
to zoom in or out of the web page being viewed
accessed 5 November 2018
THOMSON, Aly, "Five-man court martial panels ‘not the answer,’ advocate says after Halifax [General Court Martial] sex assault acquittal", The Star Halifax, 28 June 2018; available at https://www.thestar.com/halifax/2018/06/28/canadian-military-panels-should-have-gender-parity-advocate-says-after-halifax-acquittal.html (29 June 2018); general Court Martial of Sgt Kevin MacIntyre, Halifax;
___________ "Sailor's court martial on sex charge delayed after defence lawyer withdraws", The Canadian Press--The Chronicle Herald--News, 26 September 2017, available at http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1506496-sailors-court-martial-on-sex-charge-delayed-after-defence-lawyer-withdraws (accessed 30 September 2017);
Master seaman Daniel Cooper, a naval communicator at Canadian Forces Base Halifax, briefly appeared before military judge Col. Mario
Dutil on Tuesday in Halifax.
After a delay of several hours as lawyers met behind closed doors, Cooper's lawyer, Maj. Alexandre Gelinas-Proulx, told Dutil he was
applying to withdraw due to "irreconcilable differences."
Dutil agreed to the request, and told Cooper to retain another lawyer as quickly as possible.
Andrew Thomson, second from right at the Humanitarian Law Conference held at the University of Calgary
(source: http://www.redcross.ca/blog/2015/3/lessons-learned-at-international-humanitarian-law-conference, acessed 20 May 2015)
THOMSON, Andrew (A.W.R.), "Doctrine of the Protection of Nationals:
the rise of the Non-combatant Evacuation Operation", (2012) 11 (3)
Washington University Global
Studies Law Review 627-668, available at http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1414&context=law_globalstudies
(accessed 22 February 2015); see http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=42737&tid=067
(accessed on 21 May 2012);
___________Biographical note on Andrew Thomson:
Andrew Thomson, LL.B., is a member of the Office of the Judge Advocate General and an officer in the Canadian Forces. He has served as a legal advisor on missions to Bosnia
in 2003–2004, as well as to Afghanistan where he served as the Deputy Task Force Legal Advisor in 2009–2010 advising on a range of operational law issues. He is recently served
in the Directorate of International and Operational Law, and is now a Special Assistant to the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Forces. (source at
http://openscholarship.wustl.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1414&context=law_globalstudies , at p. 627 (accessed 22 February 2015).
THOMSON, B. James, legal officer with the JAG:
B. James Thomson ’31 Bursary
B. James Thomson had a long and distinguished career in the legal profession first as a lawyer then, while a Lieutenant during World War II,
as a Legal Officer with the Assistant Judge Advocate General’s Branch and finally as a founding member of Haines, Thomson & Rogers
(later Thomson Rogers). He died in 1970 while arguing a case in the Court of Appeal for Ontario. This bursary will be given annually to a
student in the JD program who is in good academic standing and has financial need. Preference will be given to a student who has demonstrated
a commitment in working in an underserved community.
THOMSON, Gordon, Nabbing the devil: practical considerations
in the use of armed force in the apprehension and arrest of
persons indicted in war crimes, LL.M. thesis, University of
British Columbia, 2005, vii, 338 leaves: ill; 28 cm; at the time
of his LL.M, Gordon Thomson was a LCdr with the Office of the
Judge Advocate General; available at http://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/16464,
access 2 March 2015;
This thesis considers the challenges faced by international criminal tribunals in gaining physical jurisdiction over those persons indicted for the commission of war crimes,
crimes against humanity and genocide. The thesis covers the need for justice for victims of such crimes, the history of the laws of war, war crimes and their prosecution,
the need for an interdiction instrument, the legal basis for acting with force to arrest indictees, the use of military force to effect such arrests, and some of the various
political and practical issues that arise in such use of force. I sought out first hand quotes and stories contained in various media sources, books and court transcripts to
lend a voice to the victims. Substantiating the requirement for justice, I researched the written works and oral texts of academics, politicians, jurists, and senior military
commanders, who have experienced firsthand the difficulties in preventing atrocities and prosecuting accused. To concisely discuss the history of the laws of war,
I studied various academic works on the conduct of war including the writings of various history, religious and legal academics, as well as several primary source
documents, including religious texts. In considering current international tribunals, I relied on treaty and customary international law documents, United Nations'
documentation, and the current tribunals' statutes. The case law on extraterritorial detention of accused was found in trial and appellate court decisions from the United
States, United Kingdom, South Africa, Israel and the ICTY. The thesis concludes that current international tribunals lack necessary mechanisms for enforcing indictments
and thus ensuring that accused are brought before the courts' jurisdiction. In light of this inadequacy, a practical mechanism is needed to effect the interdiction and arrest
of indictees for current and future international criminal tribunals. In conclusion, the use of military force to secure the detention and delivery of accused before the
jurisdiction of issuing courts can be justified and should be utilized when other options have failed to effect with celerity, the accused's arrest.
(source: http://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/16464, access 2 March 2015)
__________notes on Gordon Thomson, former JAG officer:
Legal Officer, Lieutenant Commander (ret'd)
Office of the Judge Advocate General Canadian Armed Forces
August 2001--April 2017 (15 years 9 months)
Deputy Judge Advocate Pacific Fleet; Military Prosecutor; Director of Military Prosecutions;
Legal Officer, Military Legal Training Centre; Legal Advisor, DND/CFLA; Legal officer,
Directorate of International and Operational Law.
[source: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/gordon-thomson-3a277443, accessed 11 December 2017]
THOMSON, Gordon W., "Weaving the Afghan legal Fabric", The Advocate, ISSN 0044-6416, 01/2011, Volume 69, Issue 1, pp. 57-58; title noted in my research but article not consulted yet (18 October 2017); ****
THOMSON, Michael H., Barbara D. Adams, and Jessica A. Sartori,
"Moral and Ethical Decision Making Literature Review", Toronto:
DRDC, 2005; available at http://pubs.drdc.gc.ca/PDFS/unc48/p524514.pdf
(accessed on 2 August 2012);
___________ "Moral and Ethical Decision Making in Canadian Forces Operations", Toronto: DRDC number CR-2006-013, available at http://www.publications.gc.ca/collections/collection_2007/nd-dn/D69-1-2006E.pdf (accessed on 7 June 2014);
THOMSON, Michael H., Courtney D.T. Hall and Barbara D. Adams, Current Canadian Forces Education and Training for Moral and Ethical Decision Making in Operations, January 2010, xiv, 42 p., DRDC No. CR 2009-043; available at http://www.researchgate.net/publication/235080751_Current_Canadian_Forces_Education_and_Training_for_Moral_and_Ethical_Decision_Making_in_Operations (accessed 9 September 2015)
2.1.4 Canadian Forces Military Law Centre (CFMLC)
The Canadian Forces Military Law Centre (CFMLC) functions as the military legal education and training
centre for the CF. It is a joint effort of CDA and the Office of the Judge Advocate General (JAG). Its mandate
includes providing legal education and training materials and services to military members to prepare them
for legal challenges they may confront in current and future operations. The CFMLC provides legal research,
education, and training to the CF. Research often focuses on military justice and law. Its efforts are aimed at
enhancing discipline across the CF and ensuring that the CF can carry out current and future missions in
accordance with all applicable domestic and international laws. We were unable to speak to a SME instructor
from CFMLC to discuss education and training efforts with respect to moral and ethical decision making in
operational contexts. (p, 15)
Image source: http://www.lonepinepublishing.com/cat/9781897278116/author, accessed 5 October 2016
The thesis primarily examines the legality of the courtsmartial that followed the 1838-1839 rebellion in
Lower Canada against the contemporary principles of British jurisprudence and concludes that Sir John
Colborne, the acting governor of the colony, and others within the governing political elite of Lower Canada
exceeded their authority and violated the British Constitution in order to obtain convictions and executions
of Patriotes for the purpose of satisfying their perception of justice and to deter another rebellion. The paper
also concludes that what happened in Lower Canada is an example of the "law" being created by one or more
of society's segments in favour of the interest of the dominant class or groups over the rest of society.
Furthermore, fundamental legal rights are tossed aside when they are deemed an impediment by the dominant
class or groups and the rule of law will only prevail when those in authority feel secure from serious threats.
The work looks at the nature of law, its social contexts, and its relationship to power. It also discusses the
history of the prohibition in Great Britain against the court-martial of civilians, the entitlement of British
colonists and the inhabitants of "conquered colonies" to the legal rights of British subjects, and the use of
ourts-martial in the early nineteenth century in Upper Canada, South Africa, and the British Caribbean. All
of the materials used herein were found in the University of British Columbia's Main Library, Law Library,
and Sedgewick Library.
Source of image: (2004) 1 Les actualités JAG Newsletter at p. 39
THORNE, Stephen, "Canadian troops depart for Afghanistan", The Globe and Mail, published 19 July 2003; updated 22 April 2009, available at http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/canadian-troops-depart-for-afghanistan/article25686424/ (accessed 13 October 2016);
There were hugs, kisses and plenty of tears as 150 troops said their goodbyes Saturday before departing
on a six-month mission into the great unknown of Afghanistan.
Defence Minister John McCallum reiterated the point Saturday, acknowledging that Canadians will be
in harm's way but reminding them that they are there for Canada's security as well as Afghanistan's.
...Major Louis MacKay of Halifax, a legal advisor to the brigade commander, said the troops are
well-equipped with what everybody is calling "robust" rules of engagement.
It is Maj. MacKay's job to interpret those rules for the Canadian contingent. He said the interpretations
of "lethal force" vary among the nations involved but the Canadians, he said, "are equipped for everything."
"As in any mission, the rules of engagement cannot negate the inherent right of self-defence."
Cdr Bonita Thornton, left, Canadian Bar Association, 2014 Ethics and Military Law Conference,
Ottawa, 6 June 2014; image source: https://www.flickr.com/photos/cba_abc/14436554264/in/
set-72157644793841409/, accessed on 1 February 2015.
THORNTON, Bonita, "Military Operational Law -- Droit
Opérationnel Militaire, August 2012, pdf format, part of the
2012 Canadian Bar Association Canadian Legal Conference and
Marketplace/Conf/rence juridique canadienne (CJC) et Marché
juridique de l'Association du Barreau canadien; available
from the Canadian Bar Association Store; $40.00 for
non-members and $25.00 for members;
___________"Military Operational Law -- Droit Opérationnel Militaire", in CANADIAN BAR ASSOCIATION NATIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT STREAM MATERIALS, 100 Years of JAG Advice to the Canadian Forces - Challenges and Opportunities / 100 ans du Juge-avocat général (JAG) au service des Forces armées canadiennes : défis et perspectives [PRESENTATION] [PRESENTATION FRANÇAIS], Moderator: Lieutenant-Commander Pascal Lévesque, Office of the Judge Advocate General (Gatineau); Speakers: Colonel Mario Léveillée, Office of the Judge Advocate General (Ott.); Lieutenant-Colonel Roger Strum, Office of the Judge Advocate General (Ott.); Commander Bonita Thornton, Office of the Judge Advocate General (Toronto); Note: CBA Canadian Legal Conference, CBA and CCCA Programs, August 12-14, 2012, Vancouver, BC; available at http://www.cba.org/CBA/Vancouver2012/cba-pd/Materials.aspx, accessed on 21 January 2015;
___________Notes on Bonita Thornton (not necessarily written by her):
Bonita Thornton was born in Toronto, Ontario. Following the completion of her undergraduate degree, she worked in a
Manager, Investigations Department Law Society of Upper Canada
variety of occupations across Canada, including employment as a librarian and a musician. She joined the Canadian
Forces in 1986 and later became a commissioned officer. Bonita worked as an Administration Officer/Human Resource
Manager with the Department of National Defence at a number of locations. She has lived and worked in British Columbia,
Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland.
In the 1990s Bonita made a career change, attended and graduated from Queen’s University Law School and was called to
the Bar of the Law Society of Upper Canada. She worked briefly as a labour and employment lawyer in downtown Toronto.
In early 2000 she became Military Legal Officer/Lawyer with the Office of the Judge Advocate General (“JAG”).
In 2006 Bonita was promoted to the rank of Commander and became the Assistant Judge Advocate General, Central Region,
the senior military lawyer managing five legal offices throughout Ontario. In this position she provided legal advice and training
to the Military Police and commanders of Canadian Forces Bases and Units on disciplinary and criminal investigations, appropriate
charges, summary trials and courts martial. In addition she advised on operational, International and administrative law.
In 2008 – 2009, Commander Thornton was the senior legal advisor to the Canadian Task Force in Afghanistan. In June 2010 she
was the senior legal advisor to the Commander of the Military Joint Task Force assisting the Royal Canadian Mounted Police during
the G8/G20 Summit.
In late 2012 Bonita commenced a new position as the Manager, Investigations Department with the Law Society of Upper Canada.
[source: http://hbprofessionaldevelopment.com/cpdtoronto/10-30-2013_bio-bonita-thorton.html, accessed 21 January 2015]
___________Research note: "Appointment of BONITA LAINE THORNTON of Toronto, Ontario, who is not an officer or non-commissioned member of the Canadian Forces, nor an employee of the Department of National Defence, to be a part-time member of the Military Police Complaints Commission, to hold office during good behaviour for a term of three years", P.C. number 2018-0292, 12 March 2018; see http://orders-in-council.canada.ca/attachment.php?attach=35955&lang=en and http://orders-in-council.canada.ca/ (accessed 9 April 2018);
THORSON, D.S., F.E. Gibson and J.W. Ryan for the Canada
Commissioners, "Courts Martial - Use of Self-Criminating
Evidence", (1974) 56 Proceedings Uniform Law Conference of
Canada 136-144 and p. 31; the exact title of the
publication is: Proceedings of the Fifty-Sixt Annual Meeting
of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada; Research Note:
the title is somewhat misleading as it concerns not courts martial
but Boards of Inquiry; available at http://www.ulcc.ca/en/poam2/56th%20Annual%20Meeting.pdf
on 8 January 2012);
THORPE, Fred, Roch Legault and Serge Bernier, "Canadian Military History : Its Books, Its Teaching", (1995) 16(1) International Bibliography of Military History 137-181; see http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/221157595x00049 (accessed 1 March 2018);
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visité 2 février 2015
TILCH, Florence, Récits de déserteurs et de volontaires: enquête sur la configuration narrative de deux figures de l'imaginaire franco-québécois, thèse présentée à la Faculté des études supérieures et postdoctorales de l'Université Laval dans le cadre du programme de doctorat en histoire pour l'obtention du grade de Philosophiae doctor (Ph.D.), Départment d'histoire, Faculté des lettres, Université Laval, Québec, 2013, 409 p.; disponible à www.theses.ulaval.ca/2013/29712/29712.pdf (vérifié le 8 novembre 2014);
Les déserteurs et les volontaires sont des acteurs de l’histoire québécoise qui ne sont pas toujours évidents à étudier. Tant de mythistoires entourent ces deux personnages
qui symbolisent avant tout deux attitudes et comportements antagonistes lors de conflits militaires ! Au Québec francophone, les déserteurs et les volontaires des guerres
mondiales sont toutefois devenus des protagonistes qui représentent bien davantage qu’un endossement ou un refus du service aux armes. L’objectif de cette thèse est de
comprendre les valeurs multiples et changeantes qu’incarnent ces deux figures au sein du grand récit collectif et des petits récits qui marquent l’imaginaire de la communauté
québécoise. En effet, depuis la Guerre des Boers en Afrique du Sud, l’envoi de troupes à l’extérieur du Canada est une occasion pour la société d’évaluer ses allégeances
et de discuter son parcours historique, ses origines et son destin. Ainsi, nous partons du constat selon lequel les représentations des déserteurs et des volontaires, qu’elles
soient historiographiques ou fictionnelles, ne sont pas formulées dans le vide. Elles s’insèrent dans différentes strates narratives que nous devons dégager. Ce sont donc
trois niveaux historiaux qui nous intéressent dans le cadre de cette thèse : la configuration narrative de l’expérience historique québécoise, la mise en scène des guerres
mondiales au sein de ces récits collectifs et, enfin, les intrigues où figurent les déserteurs et les volontaires. Ces mondes narratifs ne sont bien sûr pas statiques et isolés,
mais, au contraire, évoluent en permanence, se côtoient et se confondent dans des discours aussi différents que la fiction et l’historiographie. Nous avons choisi d’étudier
des romans et des pièces de théâtre, car la fiction est le seul domaine où les représentations des volontaires et des déserteurs se côtoient et deviennent ainsi comparables.
Une analyse de la configuration narrative nous disposera à établir un tableau de différents leitmotifs qui définissent les deux acteurs et à comprendre leur fonction dans
la représentation des guerres mondiales. Nous pouvons alors saisir les évolutions complexes et subtiles du grand récit historique québécois et ainsi dégager une perspective
nouvelle sur la négociation jamais achevée des références identitaires de la communauté. (Source: http://www.histoirequebec.chaire.ulaval.ca/tag/florence-tilch/,
site visité le 2 février 2015);
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___________biographical notes, The Canadian Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement, Conference 2010, Speaker and Moderator Biographies, at pp. 9-10, available at http://www.cacole.ca/confere-reunion/pastCon/pdf/2010Biographies-eng.pdf (accessed 14 December 2015);
Peter A. Tinsley
Institute for Justice Sector Development
Mr. Tinsley is a graduate of McMaster University and the University of Windsor Law School. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Mr. Tinsley had a 28-year
career in the Canadian Armed Forces, serving overseas and in Canada as a military police officer for almost 10 years. Following his graduation from law school he transferred
to the Office of the Judge Advocate General. In that capacity Mr. Tinsley was best known as the senior prosecutor and appellate counsel in the prosecution of Canadian Forces
members stationed in Somalia for murder and torture. On his departure from the military in 1997, Mr. Tinsley was Special Assistant Judge Advocate General and held the rank
of Lieutenant Colonel.
Following his retirement from the military Mr. Tinsley entered the private practice of law as a criminal defence counsel. On January 1, 1999, Mr. Tinsley was appointed by the
Government of Ontario to a five year term as the Director of the province’s Special Investigations Unit. Following that appointment and commencing in 2003 Mr. Tinsley served
as an international prosecutor in the former Yugoslavia, first with the United Nations Interim Administration in Kosovo and then in the newly created Special War Crimes
Department of the State Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. In December 2005 Mr. Tinsley returned to Canada to accept an appointment by the Government of Canada to a four year
term as the Chairperson of the Military Police Complaints Commission. During this period he also served as the President of the Canadian Association of Civilian Oversight of
Law Enforcement. Mr. Tinsley is now the Executive Director of the Institute for Justice Sector Development, a non government organization created to assist nations whose justice
systems are in transition and donor states in the creation and implementation of assistance programs. In the professional context, Mr. Tinsley has spoken frequently, both within
Canada and internationally, on matters related to the Rule of Law and civilian oversight of security forces. Such presentations have been made in Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador,
Cuba, Romania, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Portugal and, most recently for the United Nations Development Program Iraq and the State Government of Minas Gerais, Brazil.
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Peter Tinsley, left, with Justin Trudeau
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___________testimony of Peter Tinsley, Former Chair, Military Police Complaints Commission, on Bill C-15,
An Act to amend the National Defence Act and to make
consequential amendments to other Acts -- this Bill has the
Strengthening Military Justice in the Defence of Canada Act,
- before the House of Commons Standing Committee on National Defence, meeting number 66, 13 February 2013, minutes and evidence;
- before the Standing Senate Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs, meeting issue 38, 29 May 2013, minutes and evidence;
TOOLEY, Robert, "Appearance or Reality? Variations in
Infantry Courts Martial, 1st Canadian Division, 1940-1945",
(October and December 1992) 22(2) and (3) Canadian Defence Quarterly 33-39
(Part I) and 40-47 (Part II); Mr. Tooley was a doctor from Halifax; copy available at the Directory of History and Heritage, 2nd floor of the Colonel Charles P. Stacey Building,
2429 Holly Lane, Ottawa, Ontario;
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Fanshawe College is refusing to comment, citing personnel privacy issues, after the court martial of an ex-naval commander and
co-coordinator of the school's international business management program. Nord Mensah pleaded guilty to a charge related to a
sexual relationship he engaged in with an immediate ...
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___________photo of Saloumeh Torani, LCdr:
LCdr Saloumeh Torani, the prosecutor in this case; on the photo, she is
"receiving a General Campaign Star for service in Afghanistan".
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The Bloc Quebecois, it appears, has got away with it.
Readers will recall that on the eve of the Oct. 30 referendum, the
Bloc sent out a "communiqué" to all Canadian Forces bases in Quebec
urging soldiers to "transfer their loyalty to the new country" if the
Yes side won. They were assured that they could keep their rank,
seniority and pension benefits.
The words were attributed to Bloc MP Jean-Marie Jacob but were printed
on the letterhead of Bloc Leader Lucien Bouchard.
On the surface, the communiqué appeared to be a breach of the Criminal
Code sections on sedition, which makes it an offence to willfully
"interfere with, impair or influence the loyalty or discipline of a
member" for the Canadian Forces.
Defense Minister David Collenette called it "shocking" and asked for a
report from the military's judge advocate-general.
That's the last official word from the government on the matter. Don't
expect any more.
Sources in Ottawa say the government, fearful of turning Bouchard and
Jacob into martyrs, quietly has decided to drop the matter. There will
be no criminal charges laid.
Nor will the government pursue the matter in the House of Commons byA private citizen - Montreal lawyer Brent Tyler - is pursuing the case
demanding disciplinary action against Bouchard and Jacob if no apology
is forthcoming. (To date, neither has apologized for the communiqué,
although both have attempted to downplay its significance by citing
on his own and attempting to lay charges against Bouchard and Jacob.
But he keeps running into roadblocks. [more to read in the article]
source: http://www.mqup.ca, accessed 9 January 2015
TORRANCE, Judy M., Public Violence in Canada, 1867-1982,
Montréal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1986, 270 p.; title
noted in my research; book not consulted yet;
TORREALBA, José, Open Secrets, National Film Board, 2003, 52 minutes, available at https://www.nfb.ca/film/open_secrets (accessed 2 April 2016); also available in French under the title Secrets de polichinelle, disponible à https://www.nfb.ca/film/secrets_de_polichinelle;
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. More than 60 years later, a group of five veterans, barely adults when they
enlisted, break the silence to talk about how homosexual behaviour "was even more unmentionable than cancer." Yet amidst the
brutality of war, instances of sexual awakening among soldiers and officers were occuring. Initially, the Army overlooked it, 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. Based on the book Courting Homosexuals
in the Military by Paul Jackson.
Marie-Louise Tougas, source de l'image: http://www.operationspaix.net/134-banque-d-experts-tougas-marie-louise.html, site visité le 23 avril 2014
TOUGAS, Marie-Louise, "Commentary on Part I of the Montreux Document
on Pertinent International Legal Obligations and Good Practices for
States Related to Operations of Private Military and Security Companies
During Armed Conflict" (March 2014) 96 (893) International Review of the Red Cross 305-358;
The Montreux Document on Private Military and Security Companies (Montreux Document) was adopted in 2008 by seventeen States toAbstract
reaffirm and, as far as was necessary, clarify the existing obligations of States and other actors under international law, in particular under
international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL).... see rest at cambridge.org/core/journals/international-review-of-the-
military-and-security-companies-during-armed-conflict/CF6FC16097A35484C040E9166DEA4A6C, accessd 30 September 2017
____________Droit international, sociétés militaires privées et conflit armé: Entre incertitudes et responsabilités, Éditions Bruylant, octobre 2012;
___________ La prise en compte normative internationale des activités des sociétés militaires privées dans les zones de conflits : entre incertitudes et responsabilités, thèse de doctorat, Université Laval, 2011, 410 p.; disponible à www.theses.ulaval.ca/2011/27924/27924.pdf (site visité le 21 juin 2017);
____________« La responsabilité internationale d’État pour le fait d’entreprises militaires privées », (2007) Annuaire canadien de droit international 97-130;
TOUGAS, Marie-Louise, et Olivier Dela, "Quelques réflexions entourant la participation de compagnies militaires privées aux conflits armés", (2007) Revue québécoise de droit international (Hors-série); disponible à http://www.sqdi.org/fr/revue-collection-vhsn2007-9.html (vérifié le 9 January 2015);
TRACY, N., The enforcement of Canada's continental maritime jurisdiction, Ottawa : Department of National Defence, Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, 1975, vii, 185 p. ; 28 cm. (series; ORAE Report; no. R44) (series; ORAE extra-mural paper no.R44), Bibliography: p. 178-185; title noted in my research but document not consulted yet (29 February 2012);
Abstract: The study has been written with the objective of elucidating the significance of Canada's military capacity in the realization
of Canada's maritime jurisdictional claims. It is concerned with Canada's ability to impose control upon foreign nationals who are
obeying the will of their own governments. Accordingly the account considers the possibility of unilateral action to directly achieve
the objectives. But when that is shown to be largely inappropriate, attention is turned to the means of bringing about a change in
the attitudes of foreign governments. In this respect the study is essentially confined to the place of the military in achieving such
[source: http://pubs.drdc-rddc.gc.ca/BASIS/pcandid/www/engpub/DDW?W%3DSYSNUM=118199&r=0, accessed on 23 April 2014]
TRAN, Mélanie-Loan, avocate, membre des Forces armées canadiennes et du Barreau du Juge-avocat général, membre du Barreau du Québec depuis 1997;
TREASURY BOARD OF CANADA SECRETARIAT, 2008 Public Service
Employee Survey, Department of
National Defence, Judge
Advocate General Ottawa and all Assistant and Deputy JAGs
Canadian Forces Legal Advisor to the Minister of National
Defence and the Canadian Forces, available at http://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pses-saff/2008/results-resultats/res-eng.aspx?cd=&o1=03&o2=002&o3=000&o4=000&o5=000
(accessed on 21 January 2015); see also https://www.tbs-sct.gc.ca/pses-saff/2008/index-eng.asp (accessed 9 June 2016);
source de l'image: cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/vegetable-incident-court-martial-1.4291696, consulté le 14 juin 2018
TREMBLAY, Benoît (B.L.J.), Major, a agi pour le service d’avocats de la défense dans l'arrêt Ghaffari B. (Sous-lieutenant), R. c., 2017 CM 4011 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/h4mdx> (consulté le 9 mai 2018); membre du Barreau du Québec depuis 2004;
TREMBLAY, Isabelle Marjorie et
al., "Portrait d'avocat -- Major Jean Caron", dans
Le droit de savoir,
video, 5 minutes, 22 secondes; disponible à http://www.ledroitdesavoir.ca/voir_segment01.asp?id=2&segment=2
le 18 mars 2012);
Me Jean-Marc Tremblay, source de la photo: droit-inc.com/article12135-Richard-Bain-appelle-a-rembourser-les-frais-d-avocat, consulté le 21 Septembre 2018
TREMBLAY, Jean-Marc J.D., avocat membre du cabinet du Juge-avocat général, membre du Barreau du Québec depuis 1999; Lieutenant(N) acted as co-counsel with Lieutenant-Colonel
D. Berntsen for the Defence Counsel Services in the case of Dowe B.M. (Warrant Officer), R. v., 2017 CM 1009 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/h4dfr> (accessed 9 May 2018);
TREMBLAY, Marie-Ève, legal officer with the OJAG; on Marie-Ève Tremblay, see:
- article by Dowson, Anne Lagacé, "Marie-Ève Tremblay: Dedicated to the cause", McGill Reporter, 8 November 2018, available at https://reporter.mcgill.ca/marie-eve-tremblay-dedicated-to-the-cause/ (accessed 14 November 2018);
From Afghanistan to the Congo
In 2008, Tremblay was deployed in Kandahar, Afghanistan, with the Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, where she was unit legal advisor.
Tremblay was deployed in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, in 2011, with the Mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation du Congo.
Among other tasks, she contributed to projects aimed at assisting Congolese military prosecutors in the conduct of investigations into war crimes.
Prior to her current position as the Assistant JAG – Eastern Region, Tremblay was the senior legal advisor to the Canadian Special
Operations Forces Command in Ottawa, from 2015 until 2017.
---------------"Le lieutenant-colonel Marie-Ève Tremblay, une avocate militai- "Le lieutenant-colonel Marie-Ève Tremblay, avocate militaire,
re de l’Armée canadienne, explique que sa participation à une a vécu ses premières expériences militaires à titre de cadette de
mission en République démocratique du Congo au début de sa l’Armée. Plus tard, elle a décidé de réunir sa passion pour le
carrière est un témoignage éloquent des expériences stimulantes droit et son amour de la vie militaire en s’enrôlant dans l’Armée
qu’offre une carrière en droit militaire. Photo : Lieutenant-colonel canadienne. Photo : Lieutenant-colonel Marie-Ève Tremblay"
"Le lieutenant-colonel Marie-Ève Tremblay, avocate militaire,
a fait du mentorat auprès de procureurs militaires en République
démocratique du Congo. Elle explique que cette expérience lui
a permis de réaliser son rêve de contribuer à améliorer les choses
dans des parties du monde où la vie est plus difficile. Photo:
Lieutenant-colonel Marie-Ève Tremblay"
- article by FOUCHARD, Steven, Armée canadienne, Affaires publiques de l'armée, "Avocat militaire : une expérience professionnelle « dynamique » ", Article / Le 19 janvier 2017 / Numéro de projet : 16-0114, disponible à http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/fr/nouvelles-publications/nationaux-nouvelles-details.page?doc=avocat-militaire-une-experience-professionnelle-dynamique/ix1xwnsk(vérifié le 20 janvier 2017); article sur deux officiers du JAG: Captaine Francesca Ferguson et le Lieutenant-Colonel Marie-Ève Tremblay;
also in English:
FOUCHARD, Steven, Canadian Army, Army Public Affairs, "Legal Officer: a ‘dynamic’ career experience", Article / January 19, 2017 / Project number: 16-0114; available at http://www.army-armee.forces.gc.ca/en/news-publications/national-news-details-no-menu.page?doc=legal-officer-a-dynamic-career-experience/ix1xwnsk, accessed 20 January 2017; article about two JAG legal officers: Captain Francesca Ferguson and Lieutenant-Colonel Marie-Ève Tremblay; also published in the Western Sentinel, 2 February 2017, at p. 10, available at http://www.myvirtualpaper.com/doc/edmonton-sun-western-sentinel/edmonton_western_sentinel-0202/2017013101/10.html#10 (accessed 12 March 2017).
Source de l'image: https://www.google.com/ (google image, 11 mars 2017)
"La présidence d'honneur du
Major Marie-Ève Tremblay, L.L.B.,
juge-avocat adjoint, Garnison Saint-Jean et Collège militaire Royal Saint-Jean."
- article by GAGNON, Hélène, "Découvrez les cadets", LÉtoile du Lac, site web, 8 mai 2009; disponible à http://www.letoiledulac.com/communaute/2010/7/26/decouvrez-les-cadets-1612167.html (vérifié le 11 mars 2017);
Cet événement se déroule sous la présidence d'honneur du Major Marie-Ève Tremblay, L.L.B.,
juge-avocat adjoint, Garnison Saint-Jean et Collège militaire Royal Saint-Jean : « Mme Tremblay
est originaire de la MRC du Domaine-du-Roy. Je suis donc heureux de pouvoir présenter aux cadets
une ancienne membre du corps de cadet, qui a maintenant une carrière comme avocate dans les forces
canadiennes. C’est un exemple de réussite et une motivation pour nos jeunes », souligne le capitaine
Lebrun [capitaine Gaétan Lebrun, CD, commandant du corps de cadets].
TREMBLAY, Martin, avocat, membre du Barreau du Québec (2018) et du Cabinet du juge avocat général depuis 2018, informations en date du 10 janvier 2019, barreau du Québec; works at Bâtisse 500, #Bureau 141, Courcelette QC G0A 4Z0, tél. 418-844-5000, ext. 5602, firstname.lastname@example.org;
- article by LEBLANC, Simon, "Formation sur les enquêtes disciplinaires", ADSUM, 15 janvier 2015; available at http://www.journaladsum.com/nouvelle.php?id=869 (accessed on 16 January 2015); aussi disponible à http://www.journaladsum.com/ftp/journaux/Archives/2015/VOL_43_NO_14_ADSUM_2015-01-15.pdf (vérifié 14 septembre 2016);
Ce sont 55 sous-officiers supérieurs qui ont pris part à des scénarios d’enquête fictifs, sous la direction de la juge-avocate adjointe (JAA),
major Marie-Ève Tremblay, accompagnée du capitaine Henri Bernatchez, qui les familiarisaient avec les procédures entourant l’enquête disciplinaire.
- article byVEILLETTE, Jocelyne, "Présentation de l'assistante Juge Avocat au CMR Saint-Jean" dans "Qu'est-ce qui se passe au CMR Saint-Jean" posted by rmcclub on October 3, 2010, disponible à http://everitas.rmcclub.ca/?p=44363 (vérifié le 31 juillet 2015); sur la présentation faite par le Major Marie-Ève Tremblay au CMR Saint-Jean;
Présentation du Major Marie-Ève Tremblay, photo: Mario Poirier; source de la photo:
http://everitas.rmcclub.ca/?p=44363, visité le 31 juillet 2015
- Lcol Tremblay gives a lecture on 20 March 2019
Office of the JAG RetweetedLCol Tremblay chats from Montréal w/ Bob Coles
@northbayradio her upcoming presentation on
“Law through a Canadian Military Lens” hosted by
@CICNipissing this Wednesday! See
https://thecic.org/event/law-military-lens/ … for more details!
"Office of the JAG @JAGCAF 4 hours ago Legal officers LCdr Mario
Prieur, Lt(N) Guillaume Benoit-Gagné and Capt Martin Tremblay joined
@CanadianArmy soldiers this week for FIGHTING WARRIOR 19, a training exercise conducted
by 34 Canadian Brigade Group in Fort Pickett, Virginia.
@2divca_2candiv @VaNationalGuard", accessed 10 January 2019.
TREMBLAY, Michel, 1955-, The
legal status of military aircraft in international law,
LL.M. thesis, McGill University, 2003, iii, 116 leaves; available
(accessed on 18 March 2012);
Since the beginning of the history of aviation, the use of aircraft for military purposes
revealed an efficient and dangerous weapon in the arsenal of a State. First it was used
as observatory post, and then the aircraft took a more active role in combat until it
became a destructive and deadly weapon. The definition of military aircraft in
international law is not clear as States only wish to regulate international civil
air navigation and not state aircraft. On the other hand, the
defines the status of every aircraft with their respective duties and rights in the
conduct of hostilities. The interception of civil aircraft by military aircraft shall
be done in accordance with the international standards adopted by the International
Civil Aviation Organization in virtue of the Chicago Convention and it's limited to
determine the identity of the aircraft. The use of deadly force against civilian
aircraft in flight is equivalent of pronouncing the death sentence of its occupants
without the hearing of a trial. Respecting the international standards of interception
of civil aircraft is a necessity. [Source: AMICUS catalogue, Library and Archives Canada]
___________Major Michel Tremblay receiving his diploma of achievement for the OPDP program from BGen Pierre Boutet, JAG, on 2 February 1998; image source: JAG Newsletter/Bulletin d'actualités du JAG, volume 1, Part 1, Jan-Feb 98 (posted 21 December 2016);
___________on TREMBLAY, Major Michel, see McDONALD, R. Arthur, (Ronald Arthur), 1948-, Canada's Military Lawyers, Ottawa : Office of the Judge Advocate General, c2002, at p. 176, available at 103-242;
"LES AVOCATS SONT peu nombreux dans l'armée
En Afghanistan, ils sont trois à occuper cette fonction et c'est Michel Tremblay qui les dirige.
On le voit ici en compagnie d'Ahmadzai, cet enfant de 12 ans qui a reçu par erreur une balle en pleine tête en provenance d'une arme canadienne.(Photo: Julie Roy)"
___________sur TREMBLAY, Michel, voir ANONYME. "Michel Tremblay, avocat: au nom des conventions et de la justice. En Afghanistan", 30 janvier 2008, disponible à http://www.lelacstjean.com/faits-divers/2010/7/27/michel-tremblay-avocat-au-nom-des-conv-1621521.html (vérifié le 24 décembre 2016);
Photo of Michel Tremblay (Photo: Louise Bilodeau), reproduced form (1999) 4 JAG Newsletter 30
___________sur TREMBLAY, Michel, voir l'article suivant: RUEL, Sylvie, "Michel Tremblay, en Bosnie-Herzégovine: Conseiller juridique de la SFOR", (15 novembre 1999) 31(19) Journal du Barreau du Québec; disponible à http://www.barreau.qc.ca/pdf/journal/vol31/no19/aventure.html (vérifié le 31 juillet 2012); aussi publié dans (October-December 1999) 4 JAG Newsletter -- Bulletin d'actualités 30-31;
TREMBLAY, Tammy, Le droit international humanitaire confronté aux
réalités contemporaines: les insurrections criminelles
peuvent-elles être qualifiées de conflits armés?, Master
of Advanced Studies in International Humanitarian Law, Académie de
droit international humanitaire et de droits humains à Genève,
Université de Genève, 2011, 89 p., superviseur: Prof. Yves
Sandoz; made public by an access to information request,
Department National Defence, Request A2011 01164, February 2012;
put on line on 28 September 2012;
- Table des matières;
- écrit complet (89 p.);
___________"Justice Reform in Kandahar Province / Réforme de la justice dans la province de Kandahar", (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter 22-24; article in French & English/article en français et en anglais;
___________"Legal Advisor, Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team, TFA ROTO 2 / Conseiller juridique, Équipe provinciale de reconstruction à Kandahar, Force opérationnelle en Afghanistan ROTO 2", (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter 21; article in French & English/article en français et en anglais;
___________Notes bibliographiques sur le Lieutenant-Colonel Tammy
Tremblay, disponible à http://www.iihl.org/Media/Default/Courses%20and%20Workshops/27%C3%A8me%20Cours%20Avanc%C3%A9/LCol%20Tremblay-Bio%20%28FR%20July%202014%29.pdf
(vérifié le 3 février 2015);
Image source: blogs.icrc.org/law-and-policy/2016/04/13/conference-cycle-principles-guiding-humanitarian-action/, accessed 30 June 2016
LCol Tammy Tremblay
__________ "Seven Tales, Seven Principles: Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Red Cross Red Crescent Fundamental Principles", 7 October 2015, one of the speakers;
Hosted by the Embassy of Italy in Vienna, this celebration was part of broader two-day reflection
organized by the Austrian Red Cross, the International Federation and the ICRC, bringing together
components of the Movement, as well as states, humanitarian organizations and other interested
stakeholders. The event features short personal testimonies and powerful reflections on the meaning
and impact of the seven Fundamental Principles.
The seven speakers were: Abdullahi Ahmed, Cultural Mediator at the Italian Red Cross; Elena Ajmone Sessera,
ICRC Operations Coordinator for the Americas; Greg Arnold, Singer-songwriter, Producer and Lecturer;
Ambassador Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, Austrian Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Integration; Prof. Fausto Pocar,
President of the International Institute of Humanitarian Law; Claire Schocher-Döring, Head the Restoring Family
Links Section at the Austrian Red Cross; LCol Tammy Tremblay, Legal Advisor, Canadian Armed Forces.
[Source: blogs.icrc.org/law-and-policy/2016/04/13/conference-cycle-principles-guiding-humanitarian-action/, accessed 30 June 2016]
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TRICOCHE, George Nestler, 1859-, Les milices françaises et anglaises au Canada, 1627-1900, Paris: Charles-Lauzelle, 1902, 317 p.; disponible à http://www.archive.org/details/lesmilicesfran00tricuoft (site visité le 29 février 2012); aussi publié à: Les Milices Françaises et Anglaises Au Canada, 1627-1900. 1900. Reprint. London: Forgotten Books, 2013. Print (http://www.forgottenbooks.com/books/Les_Milices_Francaises_et_Anglaises_Au_Canada_1627-1900_1200076032 (site visité 23 janvier 2015);
TRITSCHLER, George Eric, 1901-1993, member of the OJAG during WW II;
Memorable Manitobans: George Eric Tritschler (1901-1993)
George Eric Tritschler
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Born at London, England on 14 November 1901, he emigrated to Canada with his family in 1911, settling at Dauphin where he received his early education. He studied law with Frank E. Simpson and at the Manitoba Law School and, following graduation, articled with the Winnipeg law firm known later as Aikins, MacAulay & Thorvaldson. In 1940 he joined the Armed Forces, first training with the infantry and later transferring to the Judge Advocate General’s Branch. He served as Corps and Army Headquarters in Europe and was awarded the Order of the British Empire, ending his military career with the rank of Colonel in 1945.
Following the war, he rejoined his former firm and was made a King’s Counsel in 1947. He was appointed a Justice of the Court of King’s Bench in 1952 and was raised to the Court of Appeal in 1957, becoming Chief Justice in 1962, holding that position until his retirement in 1973. He also served as a Bencher of the Law Society of Manitoba (1951-1952). In 1979, he chaired an inquiry into the operations of Manitoba Hydro which found that improper planning, coupled with government interference, had cost the public millions of dollars.
He was one of the founding trustees of the Fort Whyte Nature Centre, supporter of the Western Canadian Aviation Museum, and founding board member of the Manitoba Centennial Corporation. He served as Chairman of the Board of the St. Paul’s High School. His hobby was flying small aircraft and he was an Honorary Life Member of the Manitoba Club.
He died at Winnipeg, unmarried, on 16 April 1993.
[source: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/people/tritschler_ge.shtml, accessed 27 February 2018]
___________on TRITSCHLER, Colonel G.E, see McDONALD, R. Arthur, (Ronald Arthur), 1948-, Canada's Military Lawyers, Ottawa : Office of the Judge Advocate General, c2002, at p. 62 and 209, available at i-xii and 1-102;
source: (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter 25
TROISFONTAINES, Albert (Bert) (A.J.L.), "Operation Athena Roto 2, Kandahar Province", (2007) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter 25;
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___________ as a listed contributing author, for the following publication; Condron, Sean and contributing authors, Operational Law Handbook 2011, Virginia: International and Operational Law Department The Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School Charlottesville, 2011, iv, 566 p., available at https://www.loc.gov/rr/frd/Military_Law/pdf/operational-law-handbook_2011.pdf (accessed 25 February 2017);
TROKE-BARRIAULT, Roland, counsel at Department of National Defence, see https://ca.linkedin.com/in/roland-troke-barriault-b87a17100 (accessed 13 January 2018);
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Archives Le Soleil, voir http://www.lapresse.ca/le-soleil/actualites/societe/201101/12/01-4359574-marcel-trudel-1917-2011-le-maitre-historien.php,
visité le 22 décembre 2014
TRUDEL, Marcel, 1917-2011, Le Régime militaire et la disparition de la Nouvelle-France, Montréal: Fides, 1999, 612 p., (Collection; Histoire de la Nouvelle-France, volume X), ISBN: 9782762120622;
TRUDEL, Marylène, Lieutenant-Colonel, legal officer with the OJAG; acted as
co-sounsel with Captain R.D. Kerr, for the Canadian Military
Prosecution Service in the case of Martinook K.J. (Sergeant), R. v., 2011
CM 2001 (CanLII), <http://canlii.ca/t/2fbtr> (accessed 10 May 2018); LCol Trudel is a member of the Quebec Bar since 1995 and is Assistant Judge Advocate General Europe (information as of 21 January 2019);
TRUDEL, Maryse, Le paradoxe de la politique canadienne visant l'impunité des criminels de guerre, Mémoire présenté à la Faculté des études supérieures en vue de l'obtention du grade de Maîtrise en droit (L.L.M.), juin 2005, 237 p.; disponible à https://papyrus.bib.umontreal.ca/xmlui/bitstream/handle/1866/2416/11634505.PDF?sequence=1&isAllowed=y (consulté le 14 juin 2018);
Abstract(s)Cette étude a pour but de démontrer l'attitude paradoxale du gouvernement canadien relativement à sa politique visant
l'impunité dans le traitement des criminels de guerre. Dans les faits, il appert qu'il s'abstient de punir ces criminels en
vertu du droit criminel et les soumet plutôt aux procédures d'immigration et de citoyenneté qui permettent leur déportation
et leur dénaturalisation. Cette étude propose une revue de l'historique menant à l'adoption par le gouvernement fédéral
de la politique d'impunité des criminels de guerre. Elle comprendra l'état de la politique à la suite de la Seconde Guerre
mondiale, le rapport de la Commission Deschênes, de même que le changement de stratégie adoptée par le gouvernement
à la suite de la décision dans l'affaire Finta. Par la suite, une étude comparée du droit de l'immigration, de la citoyenneté
et du droit criminel sera de mise afin de cibler les différences dans les processus de traitement des criminels de guerre.
Nous constaterons alors pourquoi il est plus facile pour le gouvernement de traiter les criminels de guerre en vertu du
droit de l'immigration et de la citoyenneté, et nous serons alors en mesure d'évaluer les consternantes conséquences de ce choix.The main goal of this study is to demonstrate the paradoxal behavior of the Canadian government regarding its impunity policy
towards the treatment of war criminals. In reality, it appears that the Canadian government does not choose to punish them using
riminal law processes but uses the immigration and citizenship laws instead, therefore enabling deportation and denaturalization
of these criminals. This study proposes an historical review that leads to the Canadian government's choice of using impunity as
a general policy towards war criminals. The review will present the state of this policy in the aftermath of World War II, the
Deschênes Commission report, and final1y, the strategy change made by the federal govemment fol1owing the juridical decision
made in the Finta case. For the last part, it seems appropriate to present a comparative study between immigration, citizenship and
criminallaws. This comparative exercice will target the main differences between those different processes of war criminal treatments.
By doing so, we will be able to assess with more accuracy negative consequences ofthis particular choice.
[source: https://papyrus.bib.umontreal.ca/xmlui/handle/1866/2416, consult/ le 14 juin 2018]
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Aifheli Enos Tshivhase
TSHIVHASE, Aifheli Enos, "Institutionalising a military judicial office and improving security of tenure of military judges in South Afric", (2015) 19 Law, Democracy and Development; available at http://www.scielo.org.za/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2077-49072015000100006#back (accessed 6 January 2019); deals extensively with Canadian law;
__________ Military Courts in a Democratic South Africa: In search of their Judicial Independence, Thesis Presented for the Degree of DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY In the Department of Public Law Faculty of Law UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN 16 August 2012, xii, 244 p.; Supervisor: Prof. Hugh Corder; available at https://open.uct.ac.za/bitstream/handle/11427/11662/thesis_law_2012_tshivhase_ae.pdf?sequence=1 (accessed 14 June 2018); deals extensively with Canadian law;
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TUCKER, Gilbert Norman, 1898-1955, The Naval Service of Canada: Its
Official History, Vol.
I, Origins and Early
Years, Ottawa: King's Printer, 1952, xii, 436 p.; see
Chapters 6 "The Naval Service Act" and Chapter 7 "Implementing the
Naval Service Act" at pp. 121-169;
TUMBACK, Brendan, member of the Saskatchewan Bar and member of the OJAG (reserve forces); see http://scharfsteinlaw.com/our-lawyers/brendan-tumback/ (as of & accessed 7 July 2018);
TURCOTTE, Kerry, Independent Torture or Ordinary Crime?
A rethinking of Torture Scholarship in Light of Somalia,
1993, thesis, Master of Arts, McMaster University, 2001, ix,
104 leaves, supervisor: Dr. N. McLaughlin; available at https://macsphere.mcmaster.ca/bitstream/11375/11027/1/fulltext.pdf
(accessed 29 April 2015);
Torture, no matter how it is conceived is not an uncommon phenomenon (see, for example, Amnesty International,
1998, 1999). Extant conceptions of perpetrators of torture are rooted in a bipolar framework that can trace its origins
to attempts to understand the Nazi Holocaust of World War II. This literature has serious limitations in cases where
individuals torture in the absence of a bureaucratic machine that orchestrates large-scale, sustained attacks against
an 'enemy' group. There is a segment of the perpetrator population absent from the literature. The theoretical constructs
to deal with their actions do not exist. The concept of Independent torturers is developed in this thesis, in order to assist
in this goal. Independent Torturers (ITs) represent a partial hybridisation of the characteristics commonly attributed to
the polar categories of leaders and followers, the constituent elements of the bureaucratic torture engine. In addition, a
process of internalisation and localisation of positional authority, and the development of impunity beliefs are presented
as theorised precursors to IT emergence. Using legal definitions of torture, the idea that many of the episodes of criminal
assault we witness in our everyday surroundings actually constitute episodes of independent torture is presented. The specific
case of the torture-murder of Shidane Arone by soldiers of the 2 Commando of the Canadian Airborne Regiment (CAR) is
explored as an example of the uses to which these novel theoretical concepts can be put. A combination of social-psychological
and organisational factors are necessary to theorise independent torture. This thesis marks the preliminary phase of a
multidimensional theoretical and empirical approach to the study of independent torture.
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TURNER, Major George Ross Born January 21, 1911, died November 21, 2007. He is survived by his
sister Gwen Chambers (Joe). Predeceased by his father James Ross Turner, his mother Marie Fullerton
Turner and his brother John. George passed away peacefully at Glengarry Hospital on November 21.
He was born in Victoria and grew up in Vancouver. After completing his Bachelor of Arts at the University
of British Columbia, he taught high school in Vancouver. He joined the army in 1942. After the war he
returned to UBC and obtained a Law degree. He then served in the Judge Advocate Generals Branch of
the Department of National Defense until retiring in 1969. George was always known as an officer and
a gentleman. He will be greatly missed by his sister Gwen and her husband Joe, his cousins George
Gibson and Eileen Straus, his friends Hugh and Patricia Maclean and their sons Alec and Brian. Thanks
to the staff of Richmond unit at Glengarry Hospital for their loving care for George over the last 2 years.
No service by request. A gathering of friends will be held at a later date. 428244Published in The Times Colonist on Nov. 28, 2007
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Lisa L. Turner
TURNER, Lisa, "Developing Client-Ready Practitioners: Learning How to Practice National Security Law at Military Law Schools", (2014) 7 Journal of National Security Law & Policy 1-80; available at http://jnslp.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/Developing-Client-Ready-Practitioners.pdf (accessed 4 July 2016); American but makes reference to Canada;
TURNER, Mary, "Non-public property -- unraveling the mystery"
(July/Juillet 2007) Sword
& Scale -- Salut militaire;
available at http://www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters/mil-2007/news.aspx#top
25 April 2012); with the same title at https://www.cfmws.com/en/aboutus/cfpfss/corporate%20strategy/npp_education/pages/demystifying-npp.aspx
(accessed on 20 April 2014); note: Mary Turner, Canadian Forces Legal Advisor;
TURNER, Mary, "Éclaircir le mystère entourant les biens non-publics" (July/Juillet 2007) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://www.cba.org/abc/nouvelles/mil-2007/nouvelles.aspx#article2 (site visité le 25 avril 2012); voir aussi https://www.cfmws.com/fr/aboutus/cfpfss/corporate%20strategy/npp_education/pages/demystifying-npp.aspx (vérifié le 15 janvier 2019);
TURNER, Stephen E., Major, legal officer member of the OJA, member of the Alberta Bar (1993), member of the Bar of Nova Scotia (1988), works at Canadian Forces/DJAG Regional Services, AJAG(E), Selfkant-Kaserne, Quimperlestrasse 100 Geilenkirchen, 52511, Germany (information as of 8 August 2018);
__________motion by Major S. Turner, at the court martial of Capt Semrau, see the article by Christie Blatchford, "What not to wear: A court martial case descends into goofiness --Military Justice --The case of Captain Robert Semrau", The Globe and Mail, 26 January 2010, at p. A6;
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"" Office of the JAG @JAGCAF 20 hours ago Our newest
Legal Officers, Capt Mandeep Grewal and Capt Josh Tuttle,
receive their Legal Branch cap badges from Colonel Marla Dow,
Branch Advisor, and CWO Marc Gabanna from AJAG Eastern
Region upon their graduation from
and Recruit School." (accessed 19 June 2018)
TUTTLE, Josh (Charles Joshua Morgan), Captain, legal officer member of the OJAG; member of the Law Society of Ontario;
Josh Tuttle, an associate with the Toronto firm Hicks Adams LLP, focuses on criminal law.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in history from McGill University in 2009, before earning
his Juris Doctor from the University of New Brunswick in 2013. He was called to the Ontario Bar in 2014.
During his legal studies, Mr. Tuttle received the Blake Lynch Prize in Criminal Law and Evidence, the
Canadian Council of Defence Lawyers’ Prize in Criminal Law, and the New Brunswick Trial Lawyers'
Association Prize in Trial Practice.
In addition, Mr. Tuttle spent a semester as an intern at the New Brunswick Attorney General’s office
before graduating as valedictorian of his class in 2013.
He is a member of the Criminal Lawyers’ Association and the Canadian Bar Association.
____________"Retrospective punishment: a reasonable limit on Charter rights", available at advocatedaily.com/profile/josh-tuttle-retrospective-punishment-a-reasonable-limit-on-charter-rights.html; comment on R. v. KRJ (2016) SCC 31;
Michael Tutton, image source: LCdr Brent Walden, defence counsel
cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/ image source: https://ca.linkedin.
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TUTTON, Michael, "Court martial hears ex-reservist called co-worker's hair 'nappy,' hit superior. Retired corporal Garett Rollman charged in incidents alleged to have occurred in February 2016", CBC News Nova Scotia, 31 July 2017; available at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/retired-corporal-garett-rollman-court-martial-1.4229277 (accessed 1 August 2017). Note: the prosecutor is Capt Greg Moorehead and defence counsel is LCdr Brent Walden
Sara Collins, defence counsel
____________"Navy sailor who deserted ship gets reprimand, $5,000 fine", Global News, 7 May 2014; available at http://globalnews.ca/news/1316230/navy-sailor-who-deserted-ship-gets-reprimand-5000-fine/ (accessed 13 August 2016); court martial of Lt(N) Derek de Jong; see also VIDEO at globalnews.ca/news/4132716/ontario-reservist/ -- while the text page deals with another trial, the video covers the Derek de Jong court martial! (accessed 11 April 2018);
Source de l'image: www.tvanouvelles.ca/2015/02/17/la-bosnie-pourrait-elle-expliquer-le-comportement-dun-ex-militaire
TVA Nouvelles, "La Bosnie pourrait-elle expliquer le comportement d'un ex-militaire?", TVA Nouvelles,| Publié le - Mis à jour
Le procès en cour martiale de Hugo Paradis, accusé de mauvais entreposage d'armes à feu, s'est poursuivi mardi à la base
militaire de Bagotville. L’accusé a témoigné, tout comme son psychiatre. Hugo Paradis a expliqué qu’il aime les armes, qu’il
les collectionne, qu’il aime la chasse et aussi participer à des compétitions de tir sportif. [extrait]
TVA Nouvelles, "Justice militaire-- Des changements exigés", TVA Nouvelles National, site web publié le 12 février 2015 avec video clip sur la nouvelle édition du livre de Gilles Létourneau et Michel Drapeau, Military Justice in Action: Annotated National Defence , Military Justice in Action: Annotated National Defence Legislation, Second Edition; disponible à http://tvanouvelles.ca/lcn/infos/national/archives/2015/02/20150212-130051.html (vérifié le 14 mars 2015);
TVA Nouvelles, "Stéphanie Raymond devant une commission d'enquête", TVA Nouvelles, Publié le 29 mai 2015, avec video clip, disponible à http://www.tvanouvelles.ca/2015/05/29/stephanie-raymond-devant-une-commission-denquete (vérifié le 5 juin 2016); comprend un interview avec l'avocat de Stéphanie Raymond, Michel Drapeau;
TWITTER--, available at https://twitter.com/JAGCAF/status/997242822712483840 (accessed 10 May 2018);
UNDERWOOD, G., Lt(N), legal officer, member of the OJAG, see "Part I -- Personnel", 5 pages in Office of the Judge Advocate General--Newsletter / Cabinet du Juge-avocat général -- Bulletin d'activités at p. 3;
Lt(N) G. Underwood, DJA Pac 2, will assume the DJA Edmonton
position from 21 Apr 97 to 31 Jan 98.
UNIFORM LAW CONFERENCE, 1974 Proceedings of the Fifty-Six Annual Meeting of the Uniform Law Conference of Canada, Held at Minaki, Ontario, August 19th to August 23rd, 1974, see p. 31 and Appendix P at p. 136, available at http://www.qp.gov.sk.ca/documents/ulcc/1974ulcc0056.pdf (accessed 17 March 2019);
Courts Martial (Use of Self-incriminating Evidence) Mr. Gibson presented
the Report on behalf of the Canada Commissioners (Appendix P, page 136).
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UNITED KINGDOM, National Archives, "Canadian Expeditionary Force: death sentence C.M.s, officers' G.C.M.s and F.G.C.M.s, and...", see https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/C1026693 (accessed 30 May 2019);
WO 93/43 Description:
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, Kew Legal status: Public Record(s) Closure status: Open Document, Open Description
UNITED NATIONS CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE UNIT, web site, available at https://cdu.unlb.org/ (accessed 23 December 2016);
CDU [Conduct and Discipline Unit] provides overall direction for conduct and discipline issues in peacekeeping operations and special
political missions, including incidents of sexual exploitation and abuse.
UNITED NATIONS, Secretary-General, Status of the Protocols Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 1949 and relating to the protection of victims of armed conflicts, circa 2006, see Canada at pp. 6-7; available at Click here (accessed on 31 May 2012);
.........Image source for
the Hon. Gabriela Knaul: http://globalmjreform.blogspot.ca/2014/02/statement-by-gabriela-knaul-special.html
UNITED NATIONS, Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, Gabriela Knaul, Report of the Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers, transmitted to the General Assembly by the Secretary-General on 7 August 2013 in accordance with resolution 17/2 of the Human Rights Council, United Nations document A/68/285, 23 p., original in the English language; available at http://www.law.yale.edu/documents/pdf/conference/UN_A68-285.pdf (accessed on 12 May 2014);
The present report focuses on the administration of justice through military tribunals. In many countries, the use of military tribunals
raises serious concerns in terms of access to justice, impunity for past human rights abuses perpetrated by military regimes, the independence
and impartiality of the judiciary and respect for fair trial guarantees for the defendant.
The report focuses on four issues of concern, namely: (a) the independence and impartiality of military tribunals; (b) the personal
jurisdiction of military tribunals, including the question of investigation and prosecution of civilians; (c) the subject-matter
jurisdiction of military tribunals, including the question of investigation and prosecution of serious human rights violations
allegedly perpetrated by military personnel; and (d) fair trial guarantees in proceedings beforemilitary tribunals.
The Special Rapporteur on the independence of judges and lawyers addresses these concerns and proposes a number
of solutions that are premised on the view that the jurisdiction of military tribunals should be restricted to offences of
a military nature committed by military personnel. States that establish military justice systems should aim to guarantee
the independence and impartiality of military tribunals, as well as the exercise and enjoyment of a number of human rights,
including the right to a fair trial and the right to an effective remedy. The present report is based on an analysis of
international and regional human rights instruments, the jurisprudence of international and regional human rights
mechanisms and responses received to a questionnaire on military justice.
UNITED NATIONS, United Nations Headquarters Handbook, November 2014, iv, 88 p.; available at http://dag.un.org/bitstream/handle/11176/89596/United%20Nations%20Force%20Headquarters%20Handbook.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y (accessed 9 August 2016);
UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATIONS IN CANADA, Peacekeeping to
Peacebuilding : lessons from the Past -- Building for the
Future. The Report on the UNA-Canada 50th Anniversary of
UN Peacekeeping International Panel Series 2006-2007,
Ottawa: United Nations Association in Canada, March 2007, 190 p.,
available at http://unac.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/UN-Report.pdf
(accessed on 3 November 2014);
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UNITED NATIONS ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL, Commission on Human Rights, International Standard Principles Governing the Administration of Justice Through Military Tribunals, Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur of the Sub-Commission
on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, Emmanuel Decaux, Geneva: Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), 2010, 25 p., ISBN: 978-92-9222-104-1; available at http://www.dcaf.ch/Publications/International-Standard-Principles-Governing-the-Administration-of-Justice-Through-Military-Tribunals (accessed 7 April 2017); publié en français également;
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction to the Toolkit 6
Introduction to the Principles Governing the Administration of Justice
Through Military Tribunals 9
Principles Governing the Administration of Justice Through Military Tribunals 12
Principle No. 1: Establishment of military tribunals by the constitution or the law 12
Principle No. 2: Respect for the standards of international law 12
Principle No. 3: Application of martial law 13
Principle No. 4: Application of humanitarian law 13
Principle No. 5: Jurisdiction of military courts to try civilians 14
Principle No. 6: Conscientious objection to military service 14
Principle No. 7: Jurisdiction of military tribunals to try minors under the age of 18 15
Principle No. 8: Functional authority of military courts 16
Principle No. 9: Trial of persons accused of serious human rights violations 16
Principle No. 10: Limitations on military secrecy 17
Principle No. 11: Military prison regime 18
Principle No. 12: Guarantee of habeas corpus 18
Principle No. 13: Right to a competent, independent and impartial tribunal 19
Principle No. 14: Public nature of hearings 20
Principle No. 15: Guarantee of the rights of the defence and the right to a just and fair trial 20
Principle No. 16: Access of victims to proceedings 21
Principle No. 17: Recourse procedures in the ordinary courts 22
Principle No. 18: Due obedience and responsibility of the superior 22
Principle No. 19: Non-imposition of the death penalty 23
Principle No. 20: Review of codes of military justice 24
UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION, "National Implementation of the Penal Provisions of Chapter 4 of the Second Protocol of 26 March 1999 to the Hague Convention of 1954 for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict", report prepared by Dr Roger O'Keefe, 29 March 2002, CLT/CIH/MCO/2002/PI/H/1, and see "Canada" at pp. 23-29; available at http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0015/001586/158681e.pdf (accessed on 17 June 2012);UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Response System to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel, we site, at http://responsesystemspanel.whs.mil/ (accessed on 1 May 2014);
UNITED NATIONS PEACEKEEPING, "Legal frameworks for deployed contingents", available at https://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/issues/legalframeworks.shtml, accessed 23 December 2016;
To improve transparency and accountability in the handling of cases of misconduct the Department of Peacekeeping Operations has requested
that each Troop Contributing Country (TCC) provide the legal framework applicable to its contingent when deployed to a UN Mission.
While the information contained in the Member State fact sheet is periodically updated, the United Nations does not guarantee that the information provided is correct, complete or up to date. The fact sheet reproduces content received from the Member States and, therefore, the United Nations is not responsible for the content nor can it guarantee its accuracy.
You can browse the legal frameworks we have received so far below:
Find out which missions these personnel are deployed to.
Australia Austria Bangladesh Belgium Canada Czech Republic
[Go to the site for all countries etc]
UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL COUNTER-TERRORISM COMMITTEE, "Counter-Terrorism Committee holds briefing on returning foreign terrorist fighters", 8 November 2017; available with photo of Mr. Watkin at https://www.un.org/sc/ctc/blog/2017/11/08/counter-terrorism-committee-holds-briefing-on-returning-foreign-terrorist-fighters/ (accessed 29 November 2017);
In the first session, a CTED expert and Queen’s Counsel Brigadier-General (retired) Kenneth Watkin underscored the importance
of a law enforcement and criminal justice approach to countering terrorism, which is based on human rights compliant arrest and
detention over the killing of a suspect. The speakers focused on the role of the military in evidence collection for the investigation
and prosecution of terrorists who commit terrorist acts in conflict zones.
"Queen’s Counsel Brigadier-General (retired) Kenneth Watkin briefing the CTC."
[image source: un.org/sc/ctc/news/2017/11/08/counter-terrorism-committee-holds-briefing-returning-foreign-terrorist-fighters/,
accessed 16 June 2018]
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, Faculty of Law, "Accountability for Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN Peacekeepers. Professor Joanna Harrington participates in conference panel in Ottawa
organized by the Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian
Armed Forces",available at ualberta.ca/law/news/main-news/2016/november/accountability-for-sexual-abuse (accessed 15 August 2017);
The commission of sexual offences by UN peacekeepers, whether military, police or civilian, sadly remains a recurrent matter of concern, despite the
UN’s long embrace of a “zero tolerance” policy. As part of last week’s annual conference of the Canadian Council on International Law, the
Office of the Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces organized a panel discussion on sexual exploitation and abuse by UN
peacekeepers, extending an invitation to the Faculty of Law’s Professor Joanna Harrington to contribute a non-governmental perspective to the panel.
Chaired by Colonel Rob Holman, Deputy Judge Advocate General Military Justice, the conference panel also included Major Patricia Beh, Legal Officer
in the JAG’s Directorate of Law/Military Justice Strategic division, and Anne Burgess, Director of the Peace Operations Stabilization and Conflict Policy
division at Global Affairs Canada. The panel considered various mechanisms for securing accountability and more robust victim assistance, as well as the
legal challenges posed by issues of jurisdiction, extraterritoriality, and immunity.
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, Faculty of Law, "Faculty of Law to sign Memorandum of Understanding with Judge Advocate General", 18 October 2017; available at https://www.ualberta.ca/law/news/main-news/2017/october/memorandum-of-understanding (accessed 21 October 2017);
On Wednesday, October 25, the Judge Advocate General (JAG) of the Canadian Armed Forces, Commodore Geneviève Bernatchez, CD,
will be at the Faculty of Law to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the JAG and the Faculty of Law.
The MOU is the first-of-its-kind in Canada and establishes the Office of the JAG internship course that is currently offered at the Faculty
of Law, and in which four students are currently enrolled.
The internship is offered in both the fall and winter terms and involves gaining experience in the areas of criminal procedure, evidence
issues, administrative law, case law and writing legal opinions.
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, Faculty of Law, "Teaching IHL Workshop
Comes to Canada", 28 May 2012: available at http://lawschool.ualberta.ca/en/news/main/2012/May/TeachingIHLWorkshopComestoCanada.aspx
(accessed on 3 June 2012);
Last week, the Faculty of Law at the University of Alberta became the first Canadian law school to host a “Teaching IHL Workshop” in partnership with the Canadian Red Cross and the International Committee of the Red Cross, and with the participation of officers from the Canadian Forces Military Law Centre and the office of the Judge Advocate General-Western Region at Steele Barracks. The workshop provided participants with the opportunity to discuss how we teach law students and others about the laws that apply during times of armed conflict.
Organized by Professor Joanna Harrington of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Law, Professor Christopher Penny of the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA) at Carleton University, and Professor Christopher Waters of the University of Windsor’s Faculty of Law, with Ilario Maiolo, Senior Legal Advisor with the Canadian Red Cross, and Anne Quintin, Public Affairs Officer with theInternational Committee of the Red Cross Regional Delegation for Canada and the United States, the two-day workshop on international humanitarian law (IHL) and the (LOAC) attracted 35 participants, including law professors and legal scholars, prosecutors and military lawyers, humanitarian law practitioners and lawyers working with NGOs, and law students and graduate students in international relations.
Image source: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_525275_en.html, accessed 4 November 2016
UNIVERSITY OF EXETER, "Experts from around the world gather to discuss challenges of warfare", Note: Military Law Conference held in June 2016, University of Exeter available at http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_525275_en.html (accessed 4 November 2016);
Representatives from the armed forces of several nations, NATO and the International Committee of the Red Cross joined academics
at the University of Exeter to debate some of the most pressing legal challenges facing military operations.
Participants discussed a wide spectrum of legal questions arising during military deployments, such as the impact of human rights litigation,
the emergence of hybrid threats and the legal framework of information operations.
UNIVERSITY OF NEW BRUNSWICK, International Law Society, "2012
Annual International Humanitarian Law Conference, February 3rd,
2012..."; available at http://unbgsa.ca/InTheKnowlan/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/IHL-conference_INFO_2012.pdf
on 22 May 2012);
UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA, Faculty of Law, Common Law Section, Foreign Policy Practicum 2010, "Canada's Detainee Transfers in Afghanistan: An Overview of Potential Legal Implications for Canadian Officials -- Brief Submitted to the House of Commons Special Committee on the Canadian Mission in Afghanistan", April 2010, x, 83 p; available at http://www.scribd.com/doc/29848526/Legal-Report-Detainee-Transfers (accessed on 21 May 2012);
UPADYAYULA, Govind, legal officer with the OJAG, see ca.linkedin.com/in/govind-upadyayula-584330104 (accessed 15 August 2017);
UPCOMING LEGAL BRANCH CENTENNIAL / Le centenaire de la Branche des services juridiques qui s'en vient (courriel de Benoit Pinsonneault, 28 juin 2017);
Centenaire de la Branche des services juridiques :
le compte à rebours est lancé!
Le 28 février 2018, la Branche des services juridiques des Forces armées canadiennes célébrera ses cent années au service du Canada.
Depuis sa constitution, la Branche des services juridiques s’est méritée une réputation enviable due à la grande qualité de son offre de services axés sur les solutions aux Forces canadiennes (FC),
et ce, tant au pays qu’à l’étranger. Au cours de ce fier siècle d’histoire, la Branche a fourni une grande variété de services juridiques à l’appui des opérations et d’autres activités des FC, promouvant
ainsi le respect de la règle de droit dans leur exécution. La Branche des services juridiques a conseillé et appuyé la chaîne de commandement lors d’événements marquants de l’histoire canadienne
et de celle des FC. Elle est également prête à affronter les défis à venir, appuyée d’une équipe exceptionnelle de militaires et d’employés civils.
Pour souligner son centenaire, la Branche des services juridiques sera l’hôte de diverses activités d’ici au 28 février 2018, ainsi qu’au-delà. Plusieurs d’entre elles auront lieu à Ottawa entre le 26
février et le 2 mars 2018, coïncidant avec la tenue du colloque annuel de formation juridique permanente.
Les principales activités du Centenaire seront les suivantes :
· Concours de l’estampe du Centenaire : la Branche invitera ses membres à soumettre des créations artistiques originales célébrant cet anniversaire; des reproductions de l’œuvre
gagnante seront offertes à la vente.
· Événement de lancement : le 28 février 2018, la Branche lancera officiellement les activités célébrant son centenaire. Une cérémonie, au cours de laquelle sera notamment dévoilée
l’œuvre gagnante, sera tenue à cette fin.
· Gala du Centenaire : le Gala se tiendra au Centre Shaw au cours de la soirée du 1er mars 2018. Il permettra aux membres des FAC et à d’anciens membres, ainsi qu’à des invités de
marque, de célébrer avec style le centenaire de la Branche.
· Tribune libre : la Branche des services juridiques tiendra une série de tribunes libres interactives, au cours desquelles des membres – actuels ou anciens – de notre équipe offriront
leurs perspectives concernant la manière dont les défis et les succès passés de la Branche définissent son présent et influencent son avenir.
· Marche de Nimègue : sous réserve d’approbation, la Branche mettra sur pied une équipe de volontaires souhaitant participer à cette marche de quatre jours aux Pays-Bas.
Il s’agirait d’une première opportunité de participation à la Marche de Nimègue pour une équipe représentant la Branche des services juridiques.
· Activités des services régionaux : Des activités, visant notamment l’engagement et la mobilisation des partenaires locaux, seront organisées d’un bout à l’autre du pays sous
le leadership des divers JAGA.
De plus amples renseignements concernant ces activités seront divulgués au fur et à mesure de leur planification.
À l’aube d’une période passionnante d’activités célébrant un jalon important de l’histoire de la Branche des services juridiques, votre support et votre participation sont appréciés. Fiat justitia !
Fiers de notre passé – Engagés dans le présent – Tournés ver l’avenir
The countdown is on to the Legal Branch Centennial!
On 28 February 2018, the Canadian Armed Forces Legal Branch will celebrate 100 years of service to Canada.
Since its establishment, the Legal Branch has earned a sterling reputation by delivering high quality, solution oriented legal services in support of the Canadian Forces (CF) , both at home and
abroad. Throughout its proud 100 year history, the Legal Branch has provided all manner of legal support to CF operations and other activities, promoting their execution in accordance with
the rule of law. The Legal Branch has advised and supported the Chain of Command through many challenging times in the Canada’s, and the CF’s, history and it will continue to meet future
challenges head-on, thanks to its exceptional team of military members and civilian employees.
To mark its centennial, the Legal Branch will be hosting a diverse range of programs and activities leading up to and beyond 28 February 2018, many of which will occur during the annual
continuing legal education (CLE) symposium, running from 26 February to 2 March 2018, in Ottawa.
As planning continues, more details will follow, but the key centennial activities will be:
· Art Contest and Centennial Print: The Legal Branch will invite its members to submit an original design for the commission of a centennial print; reprints of the winning design
will be offered for sale
· Launch Event: On 28 February 2018, the Legal Branch will officially launch the centennial activities during the week of the CLE with a gathering, during which the winning art
piece will be unveiled.
· Centennial Gala: Held at the Shaw Centre on the evening of 1 March 2018, the Gala will allow for current and former CAF members, along with honoured guests, to celebrate
the Branch’s centennial in style.
· Speakers’ Corner presentations: The Legal Branch will hold a series of interactive speaking activities, during which past and present members of the Legal Branch will highlight
past challenges and successes of the Branch, and apply these insights to present and future challenges.
· Nijmegen March: Subject to approval, the Legal Branch will assemble a team of volunteers to undertake the four day march in the Netherlands. This would mark the first time
that a team representing the Legal Branch will undertake the Nijmegen March.
· Regional Services Activities: Activities are set to take place around the country, engaging local stakeholders and guided by the various AJAGs.
Your support of, and participation in, these exciting activities over the coming months is appreciated as we collectively celebrate this Legal Branch’s significant milestone. Fiat justitia!
Honouring our Past – Embracing the Present – Shaping our Future
VADNAIS, Louise, "Deux ateliers du congrès au coeur de
l'actualité: blanchiment d'argent et justice militaire", (1
mai 2002) 34(2) Le Journal du Barreau 15; avis d'un
atelier portant sur l'analyse du système de justice militaire,
Congrès du Barreau, 31 mai, par Me Guy Cournoyer et Me Pierre G.
Boutet et animé par Me Jean Asselin (Labrecque, Robitaille,
Roberge, Asselin); voir http://www.barreau.qc.ca/publications/journal/vol34/no8/blanchiment.html;
vérifier plus tard dans les procès-verbaux du Congrès pour un
Source de l'image: http://www.crdp.umontreal.ca/chercheurs/pierre-antoine-vaillancourt/, vérifié 16 novembre 2015
VAILLANCOURT, Pierre-Antoine, "Hot Pursuit: Moyen dépassé pour assurer le respect des normes dans les eaux d'un État côtier?", (2014) 27(1) Revue québécoise de droit international 143-; disponible à http://www.sqdi.org/wp-content/uploads/RQDI_27-1_6_Vaillancourt.pdf (vérifié 16 novembre 2015);
La Convention des Nations unies sur le droit de la mer (CNUDM) octroie aux États côtiers de nombreux droits et responsabilités dans les eaux adjacentes
à leur territoire. Pour assurer le respect de ces normes, un droit de poursuite a été prévu. Ce droit de poursuite, datant de plusieurs centaines d’années, a été
intégré dans la convention en fonction des technologies de l’époque. Cependant, parmi les critères qui encadrent ce droit, on y retrouve deux obligations
problématiques : l’obligation de signaler le début de la poursuite et l’obligation du caractère continu de la poursuite. De plus, les dispositions relatives à ces
obligations sont rédigées de telle sorte qu’intégrer l’usage de nouvelles technologies est presque impossible. Donc, la pertinence de ce droit de poursuite dépend
de sa capacité d’adaptation. C’est pourquoi une interprétation large ou une modification des dispositions pertinentes de la CNUDM est nécessaire.
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) defines the rights and responsibilities of coastal States with respect to adjacent waters.
To ensure compliance with these standards, the right of hot pursuit was devised. Dating back hundreds of years and reflecting the technology available at
the time of its ratification, the right of hot pursuit was incorporated into the Convention. However, two of its requirements have proven problematic: the
duty to report the start of the pursuit and the continuous nature of the pursuit. The provisions relating to these obligations are also drafted in such a way
as to make it nearly impossible to account for the use of new technologies. The relevance of the right of hot pursuit thus depends on its ability to adapt.
Hence, a broader interpretation or amendment of the pertinent provisions of the UNCLOS is required.
VAILLES, Julien, "Des avocats font front commun contre les Forces armées canadiennes"; DROIT-INC, 19 juillet 2017, disponible à droit-inc.com/article20777-Des-avocats-font-front-commun-contre-les-Forces-armees-canadiennes (vérifié le 22 juin 2018);
Quatre cabinets d’avocats combinent leurs efforts en matière d’actions collectives contre l’armée, pour des infractions d’ordre sexuel...
« L'alliance conclue avec les demandeurs des autres actions collectives déposées au Canada est dans l'intérêt des membres du groupe québécois que
nous représentons, en mettant en commun nos ressources, compétences et expériences », déclare Me Jean-Daniel Quessy, avocat chez Quessy
Henry St-Hilaire dans un communiqué. «Nous sommes d'avis qu'il s'agit du moyen le plus efficace afin de faire valoir les droits des membres du
groupe et d'obtenir l'indemnité qu'ils sont en droit de recevoir.»
Les trois autres recours ont été déposés à Ottawa, Toronto et Halifax. Les cabinets respectifs sur ces affaires sont Raven, Cameron, Ballantyne &
Yazbeck à Ottawa, Koskie Minsky à Toronto et Wagners à Halifax.
Source de l'image: ca.linkedin.com/in/julien-vailles-3ba48898, visité le 1er juillet 2017
___________"Une avocate québécois à la tête juridique de l'armée. C’est une Montréalaise qu’on a choisie pour devenir juge-avocate générale des Forces armées canadiennes, une première...", DROIT-INC, 22 juin 2017, disponible à http://www.droit-inc.com/article20600-Une-avocate-quebecoise-a-la-tete-juridique-de-l-armee (vérifié le 23 juin 2017);
« Si je pouvais la décrire en une seule phrase, je dirais que c’est une « Dame de Cœur », dans le bon sens de l’expression », dit Me
Pascal Lévesque, de chez Fradette Le Bel avocats, Chicoutimi, un spécialiste des questions militaires.
« Trois aspects majeurs » l’amènent à cette conclusion. D’abord, ses qualités de juriste hors pair, notamment lors d’opérations des
FAC à l’étranger, que ce soit au Kosovo ou plus récemment en Afghanistan et en Libye. « C’est une spécialiste des questions de
sécurité nationale et de cyberconflits. Elle a d’ailleurs co-rédigé le Manuel de Tallinn, premier guide international sur les questions
juridiques que soulève la cyberguerre. »
Me Bernatchez a par ailleurs des compétences exceptionnelles en gestion des ressources humaines, estime Pascal Lévesque : « elle
a la réputation de faire preuve d’un leadership sensé et juste. Consciente des réalités de l’environnement militaire, des exigences de
la mission et des besoins de l’organisation, elle est reconnue pour son côté profondément humain. »
Enfin, dit Me Lévesque, c’est une femme forte. « Tout au long de sa carrière, elle a conjugué les joies et les aléas d’un parcours
professionnel riche, sa vie de couple et de famille. Ce qui lui permet de prendre toute la mesure des défis que vivent les militaires ayant
eux aussi à maintenir l’équilibre travail-famille. »
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VALIQUET, Dominique, "Bill C-45: An Act to Amend the
National Defence Act and to Make Consequential Amendments to
other Acts", Ottawa: Library of Parliament, Law and
Government Division, 1 April 2008, 25 p. (series;
Legislative Summary; LS-598E), available at http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/library_parliament/legislative_summary-e/bill_c45_080401/392-598E.pdf
(accessed on 17 July 2008);
VALIQUET, Dominique, "Projet de loi C-45: Loi modifiant la loi sur la défense nationale et d'autres lois en conséquence", Ottawa: Bibliothèque du parlement, Service d'information et de recherche parlementaires, 1er avril 2008, (Collection; Résumé législatif; LS-598F), disponible à http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/library_parliament/legislative_summary-f/bill_c45_080401/392-598F.pdf (accessed on 17 Julky 2008);
VALIQUET, Dominique and Christine Morris, Library of Parliament, "The Counter-Terrorism Framework in Canada", 19 April 2016, Hill Notes, available at https://hillnotes.ca/2016/04/19/the-counter-terrorism-framework-in-canada/ (accessed 26 May 2017);
VALLENTGOED, Darren,"The 2011 award winning
essay: Welcome back Khadr: Re-examining extraterritorial
applicability of the Charter
after the Omar Khadr Decisions and Amnesty International v. The
Canadian Forces , (May/Mai 2012) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire;
available at http://www.cba.org/cba/newsletters-sections/2012/PrintHTML.aspx?DocId=48115
(accessed on 5
May 2012); also available at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2174070
(14 December 2013);
VALLENTGOED, Darren, "Heureux de vous revoir Khadr : Sur l'applicabilité extraterritoriale de la Charte après les arrêts Khadr et Amnestie internationale c. Canada", (May/Mai 2012) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire; disponible à http://www.cba.org/abc/nouvelles-sections/2012/2012-05_military.aspx#article1 (site visité le 5 mai 2012);
___________Darren Vallengtgoed is a legal officer and a member of the OJAG, see https://ca.linkedin.com/in/darren-vallentgoed-48544855 (accessed 9 November 2018);
Image source: cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/bryce-hoye-1.3719966, accessed 3 June 2018
Bryce Hoye, reporter
___________on Vallentgoed, Darren, see: HOYE,
Bryce, "True patriot love? Wedding venues not seeing big demand to get
married on Canada's 150th", CBC News, 1 July 2017, available at http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-wedding-canada-150-1.4185842 (acessed 3 June 2018); includes VIDEO;
___________photo of VALLENTGOED, Darren, at "
Office of the JAG 33 minutes ago [9 November 2018] LCdr Darren Vallentgoed participated in the
#RemembranceDay blood drive organized by 17 Wing @RCAF_ARC", available at https://twitter.com/jagcaf (accessed 9 November 2018);
___________"The Last Round? A Post-Gotovina Reassessment of the Legality of Using Artillery Against Built-up Areas", (April 2013) 18(1) Journal of Conflict & Security Law 25-57;
Artillery has been a staple of siege warfare for centuries as a cheap and effective weapon against area and point targets; however, its legality under the
rules of International Humanitarian Law may be changing. The recent Ante Gotovina case at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia
(ICTY) reflects an evolving line of jurisprudence that could result in a global reassessment of the legal norms for using artillery against targets located in
urban areas. Thus far, commentators have criticized the Gotovina trial judgement on the basis that the law should conform to the technical limitations of
artillery, but this article proposes that if basic artillery cannot conform to the standards of accuracy required under IHL, then it should not be paired to
targets in urban areas. At a minimum, if after a calculation of probable errors of the fall of shot, the margin of error lies outside of that accepted by
international tribunals, then a decision to nonetheless engage the urban target may rise to the standard of recklessness and result in possible criminal liability
for the commander. In a 3-2 majority decision, the ICTY Appeals Chamber overturned the Trial Chamber decision in Gotovina, but did not articulate what
legal standard it applied in doing so. The result muddies the legal waters as it pertains to artillery and exposes a deep divide in the application of the law
by international criminal tribunals.
[source:academic.oup.com/jcsl/article-abstract/18/1/25/812488/The-Last-Round-A-Post-Gotovina-Reassessment-of-the, accessed 13 August 2017]
___________"Open Seas, Open Season: The Impending Challenge of Regulating Circumpolar Shipping in the High Arctic", (May 2012). Canadian Bar Association, 2011-2012 National Environmental, Energy and Natural Resources Law Essay Contest. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2174073;
Buttressed by compelling scientific research on unprecedented polar ice decline, there will be a strong business case for the economic viability of
a circumpolar trading route within the next 40 years. Given the environmental deterioration associated with other high traffic sea routes, and the
distinct problem this pollution would pose in the high Arctic given its semi-enclosed fragile ecosystem, this paper provides an overview of the
capabilities and limitations for forestalling environmental damage inherent in the existing regulatory framework. Particular reference is made to
the jurisdictional complexities of the circumpolar route’s transnational and, at times, purely international character. Ultimately, a multifaceted legal
framework is required for successful Arctic environmental governance. Such a framework would include coordination at the global, regional and
national levels. Regionally, the Arctic Council and its sub components provide a standing collaborative forum that serves as a catalyst for action at
the national and global levels. National governments should enhance and harmonize their enforcement presence, surveillance and Arctic environmental
policies. Globally, an emerging mandatory international regulatory regime is needed that includes not only the anticipated Polar Code for shipping and
other regulatory requirements for Flag States, but also one that makes full use of Port State controls along the lines of the Paris MOU. A balanced legal
approach would also identify those particularly delicate areas that shipping must be made to transit under stricter standards .or avoid altogether. Ideally,
this regime will continue to evolve over time, but inherent within the existing legal architecture can be found the twin pillars for successful enforcement.
First, the enforcement of soft law conventions like MARPOL 73/78 and the London Dumping Convention can be accomplished by harnessing the
authority of Port and Flag States. Second, the encirclement of the Arctic Ocean by pollution enforcement zones of the Arctic states means that hard law
national regulatory measures are available at several points along the circumpolar route. The enforcement of environmental standards cannot achieve
full efficacy absent systematic surveillance and monitoring within the Arctic Ocean. For this reason, this paper proposes the coordination of surveillance
and national vessel traffic management systems in the Arctic for violation detection and reporting.
___________ “Welcome Back Khadr: Re-Examining Extraterritorial Applicability of the Charter after the Omar Khadr Decisions and Amnesty International v. The Canadian Forces”; available at http://www.cba.org/cba/newsletters-sections/pdf/2012-05-military-1.pdf and http://www.jessupcanada.org/2011/Welcome_Back_Khadr_Darren_Vallentgoed.pdf (accessed on 5 May 2012); also available at (accessed on 25 February 2014);
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VAN BRENK, Deborah, "Colonel Paul Scagnetti pleads guilty to firearm offence", timminstimes.com, 15 December 2011, available at http://www.timminstimes.com/2011/12/15/colonel-paul-scagnetti-pleads-guilty-to-firearm-offence (accessed 29 April 2017);
Col. Paul Scagnetti pleaded guilty Tuesday to negligently discharging his rifle -- specifically, of "conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline" --
during a security exercise in Afghanistan last May.
Scagnetti most recently served with 31 Canadian Brigade, based in London. A 30-year reservist who also commanded 33 Brigade Group, Scagnetti was
fined $2,000 during Tuesday's court martial, a rare proceeding that was the second court martial in London in two days.
Prosecutor Capt. J.C. Maguire during the court martial Tuesday commended Scagnetti for launching an investigation immediately,
having statements gathered from witnesses and taking full responsibility.
Maguire said the early guilty plea also showed Scagnetti's accountability, integrity and honour at all times before and after the incident.
Jonathan F. (Joseph Franklin William), 1963-, Objects
of Concern: Canadian Prisoners of war Through the
Vancouver : UBC Press, c1994, xii, 324 p.: ill. ; 24 cm. NOTES:
Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN: 0774805048;
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Jonathan F. Vance
___________Objects of concern [microform] : providing for
Canadians in enemy hands through the 20th century,
Thesis (Ph.D.)--York University, 1993, copy at the National
Library of Canada, 5 microfiches. SERIES: Canadian theses = Thèses
canadiennes NOTES: University Microfilms order no. UMI00441614;
In the wars of the twentieth century, some fifteen thousand Canadians had the misfortune
to be held captive as prisoners of war or internees. Traditionally, these prisoners have
been viewed as forgotten casualties whose privations were misunderstood during the war
and whose needs were neglected afterwards. The dissertation seeks to evaluate this
traditional view by examining Canadian efforts to care for its citizens in enemy hands
through the course of the twentieth century. The dissertation focuses on two significant
aspects of that experience: attempts to ship relief supplies to prisoners; and efforts to
secure their release. Related themes are Canada's work in preparing servicemen for captivity
and rehabilitating them after their release, and the development of international law, both
in Canadian attempts to monitor its observance in wartime and in our participation in its
revision during peacetime. The First and Second World Wars and the Korean War are examined
in turn, to determine if Canadian authorities did all they could to ameliorate the lot of
Canadians in enemy hands and to see if the government improved over time its mechanism for
providing for prisoners. In each case, an important distinction is drawn between organizational
problems in Canada and the impact those problems had on the objects of the effort, the prisoners
themselves. To sketch out the shape of the organization to provide for prisoners in Canada,
the dissertation relies on government documents and the personal papers of some of the officials
who were deeply involved in POW superintendence. To detail the story on the other side of the
fence, the personal papers and recollections of ex-prisoners have been used extensively, from
archives and regimental museums,private collections and oral interviews. Far from being forgotten,
prisoners rarely ceased to be objects of concern for Canadians. The experience of the world wars
demonstrated that an excess of concern created immense organizational problems for the Canadian
government, which never developed a workable means of channeling that concern into a useful outlet.
Furthermore, the Korean War and the post-1945 pension battles waged by ex-prisoners suggest that
the government did learn from past mistakes and tried to avoid the difficulties encountered during
the world wars. In spite of the confusion which often plagued those parts of government charged with
monitoring POW affairs, the prisoners themselves had good cause to believe that they were
better looked after than many of their fellow prisoners from other Allied countries.
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What is an army legal officer from the Office of the Judge Advocate General doing on a Canadian warship at sea during an overseas deployment
in the Indian Ocean?
That was the question on many sailors’ minds when they found out that Major Adam van der Linde was going to be on board HMCS Regina for
six to eight months during Operation Artemis.
Op Artemis demonstrates the Canadian Armed Forces’ commitment to peace and stability in the Indian Ocean/Arabian Sea by maintaining a
credible and enduring presence as directed by the Government of Canada. Regina is doing its part to support our allies and security partners
in the region by operating within a responsive international force known as Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150).
In accordance with CTF-150’s mandate and international law, Regina has the legal authority to approach, board and search vessels of interest
to deter and deny the use of the maritime environment for terrorism or the facilitation of terrorist activities. However, there are many considerations
that must be satisfied before this can be done.
“We need to establish the legal basis to board and search vessels in the Op Artemis Joint Operations Area and having legal advice on the ship is key
to making that happen in a timely fashion,” said Commander Dan Charlebois, Regina’s commanding officer. “This allows Regina to search these
vessels for illicit narcotics or other contraband used to fund terrorism as part of our maritime security and counter-terrorism mission.”
Maj van der Linde’s responsibilities on board Regina include advising the chain of command on all legal issues such as applying the laws of armed
conflict during real time operations at sea, determining sovereign territorial waters from international waters, and the application of internal discipline.
A major part of his job during this deployment is to interpret and apply laws such as the United Nations Convention on the Laws of the Sea.
“This deployment has been one of the most memorable in my career so far, as well as a great life experience as I’ve never been to sea with the Royal
Canadian Navy before,” said Maj van der Linde. “I love the fact that I am an army officer practising law on board a Canadian warship during an
operational deployment as I never know what new challenges and novel legal situations each day will bring.”
VAN VEEN, Andrew (Andy), notes biography, AUTHOR UNKNOWN at http://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&ved=0CCoQFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdp-hrc.uottawa.ca%2Fuploads%2FBio%2520van%2520Veen.doc&ei=cbZDU-UshqDZBYndgNgI&usg=AFQjCNHg013Xlkdt9vBXzpHRWRoJ9ckGpA&bvm=bv.64367178,d.b2I
(accessed on 8 April 2014);
___________"Legal Factors Affecting the Selection and Employment
of Weapons", lecture, Canadian Forces College, Toronto, 25 January
2012 with slides; this reference was found in note 45 at p. 22 of
R.S. DUNN, Non-Lethal Weapons
(NLWs): The CF's Approach to Non-Lethal Weapons & The
Strategic Ostrich Effect, Canadian Forces College, JCSP
38, 7 May 2012; available at
on 8 December 2013);
___________on VAN VEEN, Major Andrew, see McDONALD, R. Arthur, (Ronald Arthur), 1948-, Canada's Military Lawyers, Ottawa : Office of the Judge Advocate General, c2002, at pages 141, 142 and 170, available at 103-242;
Source: (2003) 1 JAG Newsletter -- Les actualités at p. 9
___________Slip Sliding Away:
The Erosion of Deference and the Protection of Sensitive
Information in Canada, Master's essay for LL.M. degree /
mémoire de maîtrise en droit pour le grade LL.M., University of
Ottawa, 2007; apparently the paper deals with national security
and counter-terrorism; on lit que ce mémoire de maitrise n'est pas
disponible pour consultation, voir "Liste des mémoires de maîtrise
et thèses de doctorat acceptés en 2007", (2007-2008) 67 Revue du Barreau 215 à la p.
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VARY, Marc-André, détail d'une photo de Marc-André Varin dans un article, Défense nationale et les Forces armées canadiennes, "Des nouvelles de la région de Québec -- avril 2015"
Le Capitaine de corvette Marc-André Vary s’adresse aux participants de la 6e Rencontre Université-Défense de Québec
qui a eu lieu le 25 mars 2015. Caporal Donald Héroux, Photographe/Multimedia CI 2 Div CA (article 8 de 9).
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Capitaine de corvette Marc-André Vary, avocat militaire
VARY, Marc-André, membre du Bureau du Juge-avocat général, voir notes biographiques à http://www.iihl.org/Media/Default/Courses%20and%20Workshops/Advanced%20LOAC%20French/Le%20capitaine%20de%20corvette%20-%20biographie.pdf (vérifié à 18 octobre 2015);
CAPITAINE DE CORVETTE MARC-ANDRÉ VARY
Le capitaine de corvette Marc-André Vary est Conseiller juridique de l’État-major interarmées stratégique des Forces armées
canadiennes depuis juillet 2014. Dans ce rôle il appuie l’état-major interarmées stratégique, le sous-ministre associé et le
Directeur général – Espace, en fournissant des conseils sur les sujets du droit militaire qui ont des répercussions sur la
planification stratégique ainsi que sur l’autorisation et la direction des opérations, tant nationales qu’internationales.
Suite à l’obtention de son baccalauréat de l’Université d’Ottawa, le Capitaine de Corvette Vary a travaillé au Japon, au
Sénat canadien ainsi qu’au ministère de la Justice du Canada. Après l’obtention de son diplôme en droit de l’Université
d’Ottawa, il a pratiqué le droit dans le secteur privé avant de joindre les Forces armées canadiennes en tant que Conseiller
juridique au sein Cabinet du Juge-avocat général. Il a par la suite travaillé comme avocat de la base des Forces canadiennes
Gagetown, conseiller juridique du commandant de la Flotte de l’Atlantique de la Marine et conseiller juridique du Commandement
des opérations interarmées du Canada. Il complète actuellement des études de 2e cycle en droit à l’Université York.
[source: http://www.hei.ulaval.ca/fr/conferenciers, visité le 28 décembre 2016]
___________ notes on Marc-André Vary at Linked in, see https://ca.linkedin.com/in/marc-andre-vary-49349226?trk=pub-pbmap , accessed 26 December 2018;
___________ photo of Marc-André Vary with other members of the OJAG:
""From left, Marc-Andre Vary, Francesca Ferguson and Gary Pattison, lawyers
with the Canadian Armed Forces, were out to support the band Lateby10 at
Rockable Hours, held at Babylon nightclub on Bank Street on Friday, Sept. 21,
2018. Photo by Caroline Phillips", source: obj.ca/article/legal-community-amps-it-rockable-
hours-benefit-ottawa-food-bank, accessed 7 June 2019.
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VASHAKMADZE, Mindia, Understanding Military Justice,
Guidebook: Understanding Military Justice, Geneva: Geneva
Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), (series;
5.1 Toolkit -- Legislating for the Security Sector), 2010, ISBN:
978-92-9222-1067-12; deals with Canadian law; available at click
here (accessed on 1 May 2014);
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____________Understanding Military Justice: A Practice Note, Geneva: Geneva
Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF), 2018, v, 49 p., ISBN: 92-9222-452-2; deals with Canadian law; available at https://www.dcaf.ch/sites/default/files/publications/documents/Military-Justice_Prictice-Note_eng.pdf (accessed on 1 May 2014); IMPORTANT CONTRIBUTION;
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VEILLEUX, Isabelle Linked in information at https://www.linkedin.com/in/isabelle-veilleux-b1a53257 (accessed on 13 December 2015);
As Assistant Judge-Advocate General (Eastern Region)
• Lead a team of 15 lawyers, 2 paralegals and 7 administrative employees located in 5 regional offices across Québec.
• Identify legal risks, devise effective solutions and advise military senior leadership and staff on administrative, criminal
and international law matters related to the full spectrum of military and corporate activities in Canada and abroad.
• Adjudicate claims by or against the Crown arising from CAF activities in Canada and abroad.
• Write legal opinions, administrative decisions, correspondence, practices and procedures.
___________Research note: Since October 2015, Mrs. Veilleux is the Director and General Counsel at Veterans Affairs Canada, see https://ca.linkedin.com/in/isabelle-veilleux-b1a53257 (accessed 13 April 2016);
___________Note de recherche: représentante du BSJP (Bureau de services juridiques des pensions) devant le tribunal des anciens combattants (révision et appel), exemple: 100003077656 (Re), 2017 CanLII 95085 (CA TACRA), <http://canlii.ca/t/hq665>, audience du 21 décembre 2017, Ottawa;
VEITCH, Angela, lawyer, Global Affairs; since September 2018 has been working as a legal advisor at the OJAG, Operational Law Division, see https://ca.linkedin.com/in/angelaveitch and Tweets & replies Media Office of the JAG @JAGCAF 17h [circa 5 February 2019] (accessed 6 February 2019);
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Au 1er juin 1942, plusieurs officiers canadiens-français étaient attachés aux quartiers généraux de la Défense nationale à Ottawa,
à commencer par le major général Thomas-Louis Tremblay, inspecteur général de l’Est du Canada. Dans la plupart des domaines,
les canadiens français étaient toutefois nettement minoritaires. Ainsi, aux bureaux du juge-avocat, ils n’étaient que deux sur 11 [...]
Aux bureaux du ministre et du sous-ministre, on retrouvait le major A. Lemay et le lieutenant J-C. Sarault. À ceux du juge-avocat
général, le capitaine P.-L. Belcourt et le lieutenant O. Godbout.
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Maj Vermette was born and raised in the Ottawa area. He received a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the University of
ttawa in 1996 and later returned to receive a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) in 2009.
Maj Vermette joined the Canadian Forces in 1997 as a pilot. He received his military pilot wings in 1999. Maj Vermette
was the top candidate of his class on both the Basic Flying Course conducted at 2 Canadian Forces Flying Training School,
15 Wing Moose Jaw, and the Multi-Engine Aircraft Flying training conducted at 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School
in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. He was posted to 413 Transport and Rescue Squadron, 14 Wing Greenwood, where he
obtained his CC130 Aircraft Commander qualifications in both the strategic transport and search and rescue operational flying
roles. He was deployed on Op Apollo as a staff officer within the National Command Element in 2003. Upon returning from
his tour of duty, he continued flying for the Squadron and occupied the position of Unit Flight Safety Officer from 2004 to 2005.
In 2004, he received an Air Commander’s Commendation as a crew member of Rescue 314 for the rescue of two survivors of
a plane crash in Newfoundland and Labrador.
In 2005, Maj Vermette was selected to serve as Aide de Camp to the Governor General. His duties included coordinating the
planning and execution of Their Excellencies’ private and public programs, including state visits to France, Italy, Chile, Algeria,
Mali and Brazil.
In 2007, Maj Vermette was selected for the Military Legal Training Program. He completed his legal education with an option
in international law. His studies included internships at the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the Department
of Justice International Air Law Secretariat. He completed the admissions requirements to the legal practice and was called to the
Bar of Ontario in 2010.
Maj Vermette articled with the Office of the Judge Advocate General in the field of Military Justice, more specifically within the
office of the Director of Military Prosecutions and the Military Justice Policy and Research Directorate. Upon joining the legal
branch, he was posted to serve as a legal advisor with the Military Justice Strategic Review Team, a team mandated to support
legislative reforms to the military justice system. In 2011, he joined the Military Justice Strategic Directorate as a legal advisor
on matters of legislative and regulatory reforms, as well as the second independent review of the military justice system. That
same year, he received the annual JAG Award for Junior Legal Officer Excellence. In 2012, Maj Vermette was posted to
Geilenkirchen, Germany to fill the position of Deputy Judge Advocate within the Office of the Assistant Judge Advocate
General (Europe), in Geilenkirchen, Germany.
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Reserve Force in Canada.
The Reserve Force is comprised of professional members of
the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) whose service is voluntary
and are not required to go on a deployment.
The largest of these components, the Primary Reserve Force,
is the focus of this report.
The six elements of the Primary Reserve are:
1. Army Reserve
3. Air Reserve
4. Canadian Special Operations Forces Command Reserve
5. Health Services Reserve
6. Judge Advocate General Reserve
Primary Reserve elements are located across Canada including
24 Naval Reserve units, 131 Army Reserve units, 10 Army Brigade
groups, 10 Territorial Battalion groups, 4 Arctic Response companies,
Air Reserve units integrated into the Royal Canadian Air Force structure,
Special Operations Forces members integrated into the Regular Force,
14 Reserve Field Ambulance units, and 60 Legal Reserve officers
assigned to Regional JAG structure. [pp. 5-6]
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The political and administrative Control of the Canadian military forces by the Government of Canada during the
First World War, 1914–19, presented several novel problems to the Canadian system of cabinet government. A
detailed examination of the relations between the Government of the Dominion (a clean word in 1916), as
represented by the Prime Minister and the Cabinet, and the military organization overseas, as represented by
its chief staff officers, is useful to students of both cabinet government and public administration. This paper
seeks to throw light on two facets of these political-military relations: first, the problem of making cabinet
control effective over an army physically separated from Canada by geographical distance and relatively
primitive communications; second, that of the extent to which effective political control over an army
establishment beyond her borders enhanced the de facto meaning of dominion status.
In 1919 dominion status did not mean quite what it had come to mean in 1931. On the whole the control over
high matters of war and peace lay beyond the powers of the Government of Canada. The British North America Act,
1867, had not foreseen the possibility that the advisors of the Governor General should assume control over the
conduct of a great war. Even if it had been appropriate for Sir Robert Borden or his colleagues to direct policy
in war, Parliament appeared to lack the power to legislate beyond the shores of Canada. When, after two years
of war, Canada had placed a substantial army overseas, it became necessary to alter constitutional practice to
fit the new facts produced by the war. This effort was considerably to modify the meaning of dominion status.
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practising law for the past nine years, Akis was a reservist with the 1st Hussars, an armoured reconnaissance regiment based in London, Ont. At his new
posting in Ottawa, Akis will be a Regular Force member of the Canadian Armed Forces.Published in: Summer 2016 (source: smith.queensu.ca/magazine/alumni-notes?field_year_value=&body_value=&page=53, accessed 22 February 2018);
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The decision to employ force abroad is often a contentious political decision, where partisanship plays a crucial role.
Prior to military intervention, political parties usually make their ideologically distinctive preferences clear and seek
to implement them once in power. What remains unclear, however, is how ideology affects the decision to use military
force. This article contends that alliance and electoral calculations constrain the ability of political parties to implement
their ideological preferences with regards to the use of force. It examines a “most likely” case for the partisan theory of
military intervention, namely Canada’s refusal to take part in the invasion of Iraq and its decision to commit forces to
the war against the Islamic State. It finds that only in combination with alliance and electoral calculations does executive
ideology offer valuable insights into Canada’s military support to U.S.-led coalition operations, which contributes to our
understanding of allied decision-making.
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WALBY, Kevin and Seantel Anais, "Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), Structures of Secrecy, and Ministerial Authorization after September 11", (2013) 27(3) Canadian Journal of Law and Society 363-380;
Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC) produces
foreign signals intelligence for Canada's Department of National
Before Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act was passed in 2001, CSEC had no statutory basis. Canada's Anti-Terrorism Act and the revised National
Defence Act extended CSEC powers, allowing the agency to collect foreign intelligence for communications with a Canadian nexus, thus
contributing to post-9/11 surveillance and security intelligence legacies. Yet little is known about CSEC practices or CSEC's involvement in
the "War on Terror." In this article, we examine the transformation of CSEC. We contribute to debates about communications surveillance and
anti-terrorism laws by analyzing the results of access to information requests pertaining to CSEC intelligence and the reports of the Office of
the Communications Security Establishment Commissioner. Focusing on the Ministerial Authorizations that enable CSEC's interceptions of
private communications, which we conceptualize using Ericson's notion of counter-law, we also add to literature on the structure of secrecy
by assessing CSEC information management practices.
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WALBY, Kevin and Jeff Monaghan, "Policing Proliferation: On Militarization and Atomic Energy Canada Limited's Nuclear Response Forces", (2010) 52 Canadian Journal of Criminology & Criminal Justice 117-146; title noted in my research but article not consulted yet (25 September 2017);
This paper describes the militarization of security and police forces occurring in Canada vis-à-vis regulation of the nuclear industry.
Based on analysis of access to information requests, we investigate the operations of Nuclear Response Forces (NRFs) on nuclear
sites in Canada, including the structural features of these NRFs, and their connections to local as well as national security and policing
agencies. Our research explores the post–11 September 2001 impact of “design basis threat” assessment and counterterrorism policy
on policing operations. Design basis threat assessment organizes security and policing practices according to adversarial models of
military operation. We argue that the literature concerning militarization of policing must be extended to account for how the
coordination of private and public security agencies as well as intelligence agencies at critical infrastructure sites facilitates the
distribution of military technology and strategy across numerous scales of policing. Commenting on how militarization of security
vis-à-vis nuclear proliferation in Canada is affecting some rural police forces, we contend that the design basis threat model of
counterterrorism is transforming the strategy and operations of some local police forces working in jurisdictions near nuclear sites.
D'après une analyse des demandes d'accès à l'information, on décrit dans l'article la militarisation des forces policières au Canada
pour ce qui est de la réglementation sur l'industrie nucléaire. On examine les forces d'intervention pour la sécurité nucléaire qui
sont déployées dans les centrales nucléaires du Canada, notamment leurs caractéristiques structurelles (similaires à celles des
organisations paramilitaires) et leurs liens avec les forces policières locales et nationales. On évalue aussi le récent effet des
politiques de lutte contre le terrorisme sur les activités de ces forces d'intervention. Dans le commentaire, qui porte sur l'effet
de la militarisation de la police dans les régions rurales, on parle du rapprochement des multiples échelles de politiques causé
par la militarisation et la mise en œuvre de modèles de politiques contre le terrorisme axées sur la prévention et la protection
civile. Dans la conclusion, on discute des cou○ts associés à la prolifération des centrales nucléaires, qui, en plus de causer des
dommages à l'environnement, exigent des subventions de l'ordre des centaines de millions de dollars par année versées par le
gouvernement fédéral à Énergie atomique du Canada limitée et à la Commission canadienne de sureté. Une partie de cet argent
est affecté à la militarisation (par exemple, à l'achat d'armes et aux technologies de surveillance).
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WALKER, Carl and Bob Cheung, "Moral, Ethical and Legal Considerations with the Use of Drugs for Performance Maintenance in the Canadian Forces", 2009, 6 p., RTO-HFM-181, available at http://www.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a567869.pdf (accessed 27 August 2016);
Legal IssuesIn the Canadian Forces (CF), there is no legal impediment to the use of lawfully prescribed medications for the
purpose of performance maintenance. Prescription of these medications must, however, be in keeping with the
direction provided in the National Defence Act (NDA), The Canadian Human Rights Act (CHRA), the Food and
Drugs Act , and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA). Access to these statutes has been facilitated
immensely through the internet, with most legislation in the form of acts and associated regulations readily
available at http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca to any Canadian citizen. The National Defence Act, specifically, outlines
the legal basis for the Canadian Forces (CF). The Act states in Sec 33(1) that all officers and non-commissioned
members are at all times liable to perform any lawful duty. This means that members of the CF must be fit to carry
out lawful orders at any time, any day of the week. This requirement to be able to carry out a lawful order is
considered a bona fide ccupational requirement of any CF member. This section of the Act is the basis for the
universality of service principle that all members of the CF must satisfy. This universality of service requirement is
also enforced in the CHRA paragraph 15(9). Although the CHRA guarantees the rights of all Canadian citizens to
life, liberty, security, and the enjoyment of personal property, this paragraph in the CHRA specifically directs that
the “Canadian Forces must at all times and under all circumstances perform any functions that they may be
required to perform”. It also implies that the CHRA cannot be used as a reason to not comply with a lawful medical
recommendation. It also is important in consideration of the implications of refusing to take a medication to maintain
wakefulness when medically recommended to do so. Neither the NDA nor the CHRA specifically precludes the use
of performance maintenance med ications for fatigue countermeasures. The question of the legal use of performance
maintenance medications really becomes one of operational necessity in the setting of due diligence. The law
prohibits the forceful requirement to take medications for any purpose. The medical recommendation to take
medications of this nature must be in an operational setting where all reasonable alternative modalities have been
exhausted (i.e. scheduling, circadian adjustment strategies like melatonin and phototherapy, or nutrition like naturally
caffeinated beverages). If a member elects to not take a performance maintenance medicationin this setting, then
from a legal perspective the responsibility would be on him/her to prove that he/she was in fact safe to continue that
specific duty. Thus, a member has the legal right to specifically refuse to take a performance maintenance medication,
but he/she does not have the right to fall asleep on duty as a consequence of that refusal. A specific operational
example would include the piloting of a single seat armed aircraft, where falling asleep would mean the loss of a
national asset, failure to completion a mission, and a risk to the collective safety of the pilot and other CF members and
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provides no principled limit on the taking of combatant life — soldiers may be killed even if to do so would contribute
absolutely no military advantage. This permissive approach to unnecessary killing has deep historical roots in the philosophy
of the law of war. Three justifications for unnecessary killing have been advanced: a robust notion of sovereignty that views
the soldier as a disposable molecule of a greater being; the idea that soldiers are ‘guilty’ and deserve what befalls them in war;
and a pragmatic approach holding that limits on gratuitous violence are both impossible to implement in practice as well as
harmful. None of these arguments are persuasive in light of the contemporary consensus that there is a human right to life that
ought to be respected at all times, even in war. A rule of "combatant proportionality" should therefore be formally incorporated
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Aodhan), "Major Walsh Put His Law Degree to Practice World-Wide", Get to know your Canadian Armed Forces, year 2014; available at https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/caf-jobs/life/gtkyf/profiles.html#2016 (accessed 22 August 2017); member of the Law Society of Ontario;
As a Legal Officer in the Forces, Major Chavi Walsh is responsible for providing legal advice to the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence.
“I enjoy advising on national policies and ensuring that Forces members are being treated in a fair manner in accordance with the law,” Chavi says. “No week is the same,
and every week I learn something that I did not know before.”
Chavi joined the Army Reserve while completing his undergraduate degree at the University of Ottawa. “I was looking for a part-time job that fit well with my student
schedule, offered full-time summer employment and would give me marketable job skills upon graduation,” he recalls. After spending four years at a private law firm
in Ottawa, Chavi began considering a full-time career in the Forces. “The main reason for leaving the private sector was to practice law in an international context,”
Chavi says. “The attraction of practicing law while maintaining a high level of fitness and frequently working outside of an office was also highly attractive.”
Chavi joined the Regular Force in 2008 and hasn’t looked back since: “Performing high-level legal work with interesting and motivated colleagues, all while wearing the
Canadian flag on my uniform, constantly reinforces my decision to join the Forces.” Chavi also notes that the benefits and lifestyle provided by the Forces are much
better than what’s available to lawyers in the private sector. “The salary that is offered to lawyers in the Forces is competitive,” he explains. “In the private sector,
you get longer hours and limited vacation. In addition, the private sector does not offer the job security and pension provided to Forces members.”
Chavi is currently posted in Montreal, where he lives with his wife and their three young children. “I have a very good work-life balance that would be the envy of
every private sector lawyer,” he enthuses. With regular working hours and paid vacation days, Chavi is able to devote a lot of time to his family. He enjoys playing
with his children and keeping fit through running and weight training. In the future, Chavi wants to explore his interest in international affairs by pursuing a Master
of Law degree in International Humanitarian Law.
“The ideal candidate for the Forces should wear their uniform with pride and should always hold themselves to a high standard,” Chavi advises. If he could give
advice to his pre-Forces self, he would say, “I would tell myself to pursue a career in the Forces. The decision to join was one that I have not second-guessed yet!”
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___________ obituary, available at http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?n=donald-william-stillman-ward&pid=17871385 (accessed 16 September 2016); former JAG officer; also an obituary at https://www.bclocalnews.com/obituaries/judge-donald-william-stillman-ward/ (accessed 17 October 2017);
After the war he returned to Scotland Yard, and while serving in Belfast his son Jack was born. During this time heUpon his retirement from the Canadian Forces, he was appointed Judge of the BC Provincial court and sat in Prince
earned his law degree from Queens University, Belfast and was called to the Bar, becoming a member of the Inner
Temple. He emigrated to Canada in 1952 and joined the RCAF Judge Advocate General Branch, retiring with the
rank of Squadron Leader. He completed a Masters degree in law (LLM) at McGill University in 1970.
Rupert and Vancouver Island. He retired in 1982. Throughout his retirement he remained committed to local affairs
and broader legal issues.
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WARD, Judge Donald William Stillman May 15, 1914 ~ May 18, 2006 Donald William Stillman Ward passed away peacefully in his sleep early Thursday morning May 18th, 2006, three days after his 92nd birthday. Deeply missed by his loving family, he is survived by his wife of 63 years Ruth Marion Ward, his daughter Peggy (Bill), his son Jack (Smita), his grandchildren Andrea, Roz (Magnus), Jennifer (Isaac), and Kim, and his great-grandchildren Xavier and Ava. Born in Maidstone, Kent, England, Don joined Scotland Yard as a young man and rose to the rank of Sergeant in Scotland Yard's Special Branch. During WWII he served in the RAF as a pilot with the rank of Flight Lieutenant. While stationed in Edmonton, he met his wife Ruth who led him to a strong faith in God that stayed with him all his life. While he was still in Canada his first child Peg was born. After the war he returned to Scotland Yard, and while serving in Belfast his son Jack was born. During this time he earned his law degree from Queens University, Belfast and was called to the Bar, becoming a member of the Inner Temple. He emigrated to Canada in 1952 and joined the RCAF Judge Advocate General Branch, retiring with the rank of Squadron Leader. He completed a Masters degree in law (LLM) at McGill University in 1970. Upon his retirement from the Canadian Forces, he was appointed Judge of the B.C. Provincial Court and sat in Prince Rupert and Vancouver Island. He retired in 1982. Throughout his retirement he remained committed to local affairs and broader legal issues. His family and friends will miss him dearly. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/timescolonist/obituary.aspx?n=donald-william-stillman-ward&pid=17871385#sthash.YKD71PE2.dpuf
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Airborne Regiment to Somalia, the military has substituted careful planning for "ad hoc" solutions to
potential problems. In Somalia, the Airborne was part of a multinational force scattered across the country.
The soldiers were originally sent for three months, but the tour was extended. Uncertainty about when they'd
go home played havoc with morale. In Somalia, the senior officer was a colonel whose headquarters in
Mogadishu was hundreds of kilometres away from the Airborne camp. In Kabul, the Canadians will serve
with an international brigade commanded by Canadian Brig.-Gen. Peter Devlin. Another Canadian, Maj.-Gen.
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mandate, expand his right to watch the military justice system and open his door to anyone with a beef
against National Defence. Marin said military lawyers interpret a section of the rules to mean they're out
of range of the ombudsman. Lawyers shouldn't enjoy a "zone of immunity." He said he doesn't want to
run afoul of lawyer-client privilege or the sanctity to trial decisions, but added he should be able to look
at questions of legal process, such as undue delays. Lawyers and the military can't be allowed to shelter
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Associations, which had just presented him with its annual Vimy Award, the gruff retired judge spoke in thinly
veiled terms about the inquiry and its impact on the military. The former Second World War artilleryman, who
lost a leg in combat, suggested, without naming names, that some of the figures in the Somalia scandal were
judged unfairly and prematurely and that the inquiry reached erroneous conclusions.
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Description: [Sandra Simpson] found in favor of John Dixon, a former adviser to ex-defence minister Kim Campbell,
who sought to quash the deadline ending the inquiry. Dixon, now a college instructor, says the inquiry was killed in
part to prevent him and others from testifying about events surrounding the March 1993 torture-murder of a teenager
in Somalia at the hands of members of the Canadian Airborne Regiment. In her ruling, Simpson said the inquiry can
go on with its business until the government either gives it the requested extension or narrows its mandate and gives
it sufficient time to deal with the reduced responsibility.
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____________"Military justice system needs to be explained, even to lawyers", Canadian Press NewsWire, Apr 26, 1998;
Description: Brig.-Gen. Jerry Pitzul sees the system as a basic tool which helps maintain the discipline - the mainstay
of any military organization. But he knows he has to work at getting that across to the average Canadian. No problem,
says Pitzul, a former military lawyer and judge who was retired and overseeing the civilian prosecution system in Nova
Scotia when he was lured back into uniform this month. "They've worked very hard over the last four years under
circumstances of public scrutiny and that's not easy," Pitzul said. "We've got to look at the jobs they do, how they do
them and under what circumstances they do them and see if we can bring in some freshness."
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Abstract A number of states internationally lawfully enlist persons younger than eighteen
(but at least sixteen) into their national armed forces. While such enlistment is consistent
with the relevant states’ international law obligations, a number of additional obligations
are triggered that the state owe towards the child enlistee by virtue of international
children’s rights. This article engages with these additional obligations as they apply to
child members of the armed forces who are in conflict with the law. In particular, focus is
placed on states that maintain a separate and distinct military justice system, and the
examples of Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom are relied upon for illustrative
purposes. In order to properly engage with state obligation in this regard, the article also
endeavors to address the nature of the duty of care owed by the armed forces in respect
of child members.
WATERFIELD, G.L. (Gordon-- "Gord"), 1932-1988, Colonel, member of the OJAG; died in 1988 as Deputy Judge Advocate General/Legislation;
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Meanwhile, at the JAG’s office, Lieutenant-Colonel G.L. Waterfield succeeded
Colonel Wolfe as the lawyer responsible for the official languages file. We renewed
our consultations with Waterfield on a more regular and productive basis, and finally
obtained the JAG’s approval on April 5, 1974.
___________photo of WATERFIELD, Gordon, image source: https://findingaids.library.dal.ca/uploads/r/dalhousie-university-archives/7/0/c/70cdbf4babd19df00bc1308bda14b8fe4d246e34adcf61b4bb9b18954c1a925a/1954_Yearbook.pdf, accessed 19 January 2019;
WATERS, Chris, "Book Review: Reappraising the Resort to Force: International Law, Jus ad bellum and the War on Terror, by Lindsay Moir." (2010) 48 (3/4) Osgoode Hall Law Journal 703-709; available at http://digitalcommons.osgoode.yorku.ca/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1098&context=ohlj (accessed 4 June 2016);
___________"The evolution of the Canadian Forces Terms of Service" (May/Mai 2002) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 1, 6 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 : L'évolution des conditions de service au sein des Forces canadiennes" (May/Mai 2002) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 1 et 6; disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/20050125112748/http://dev.cba.org/CBA/Sections/military/swordscaleapril2002.pdf (site visité le 19 avril 2012);
___________"France discovers 'legal siege' ", (May 2013) Sword and Scale; available at http://www.cba.org/CBA/newsletters-sections/2013/05_military.aspx and http://www.cba.org/CBA/sections_military/newsletters2013/siege.aspx (accessed on 28 August 2013);
___________ Maintaining an operational force : the duty to accommodate in the Canadian Forces, LL.M. thesis, Queen's University, 2007, iv, 132 leaves; available at http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/obj/thesescanada/vol2/002/MR30252.PDF (accessed on 29 February 2012);
___________on Waters, Chris, see "Last Recondos Retire", Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians) Regimental Society Newsletter, Fall 2014 at pages 11-12, available at http://www.strathconas.ca/uploads/files/newsletters/newsletter%20fall%202014%20web.pdf (accessed 16 May 2019);
Chris had an equally varied and challenging career. Following his first tour with the Regiment,
he served a tour as RSS officer with KOCR and a tour with The RCD in Germany. This was
followed by his appointment as 2IC HQ Sqn and then OC C Sqn, both with the Strathcona’s.
Shortly thereafter Chris completed his undergraduate studies at U of M and then a tour as an
Armour School instructor and G1 of the Combat Training Centre at CFB Gagetown.
Chris obtained his Bachelor of Laws degree at UNB and was called to the bar in 2001,
concurrently transferring to the Office of the Judge Advocate General. WO (Ret’d) Paul
Peters, who was in Chris’s troop in Cyprus, noted in his message to Chris at his retirement
function that the shift was no surprise seeing Chris had so much first hand experience with
the other side of the CF’s military law system. Regardless, Chris had an extremely rewarding
second career with the JAG Branch including deployments to Afghanistan in 2005 as Legal
Advisor to Commander, Task Force Kabul and in 2009 as Senior Legal Advisor to Commander,
Joint Task Force Afghanistan.
Neither is done yet. Chris and his wife Sage will remain in Kingston where he is pursuing his
PhD at Queen’s Law with the intention of being appointed a professor of law in due course.
Dave and his wife Ann Dobbin are completing harbour occupation drills in Ottawa prior to
starting his next adventure, which, at the moment, is undecided. [p. 12]
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There are two similar but competing legal regimes in the international domain that protect people: human rights law and
humanitarian law. Currently, the two regimes are in tension. In the last four decades, international human rights norms have
expanded to occupy the field previously dominated by humanitarian law and have become the primary legal regime for
governing the use of force in non-international armed conflict. The reasons are the changing nature of warfare and its
participants and slow modernization of humanitarian law conventions. Thetension has created divergent standards of
nterpretation of the two regimes, which has led to the inconsistent application of human rights and humanitarian law
norms. Proponents of international human rights law maintain that it is the only regime capable of adequately protecting
the victims of violence in non-international armed conflict. They state that the humanitarian law conventions developed
to mitigate the deleterious effects of conventional international armed conflict are ineffective in controlling the consequences
of contemporary asymmetric warfare. Human rights conventions have much more rigorous protections for those victims,
and access to accountability mechanisms. However, the continuing expansion of human rights norms into the realm of
armed conflict is ineffective. While humanitarian law norms applicable to non-international armed conflict lack density in
topics such the use of lethal force and the treatment of detainees, rejuvenation of humanitarian law would be a more effective
solution. Humanitarian norms were specifically developed to moderate the application of lethal means, to protect the victims
of armed conflict, and to govern the treatment of detainees. The key to reducing the tension lies in leveraging the fundamental
principle of humanity, though the creation of a universal framework for the use of force based on the unifying principle of
humanity that would apply to every person, at all times, irrespective of characterization of the conflict. Such a framework must
reflect the highest norms of precautions and protection found in both regimes, and must be simple understand and apply.
___________Research note on Mr. Christopher Waters:
Lt-Col. (retired) Chris Waters, former Director of the Canadian Forces Military Law Centre; adjunct professor at the Royal Military College; and a current PhD candidate in International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law at Queen's University Law School (source: http://www.cba.org/CBA/sections_military/newsletters2014/panel.aspx, June 2014);
___________"What measure of 'service at pleasure' ", (February/Février 2003) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 3 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 : Un rapport d'emploi dicté par les règlements" (February/Février 2003) Sword & Scale -- Salut militaire 3 et 8; disponible à http://web.archive.org/web/20050125062546/http://dev.cba.org/CBA/Sections/military/swordscaledec2002.pdf (site visité le 19 avril 2012);
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WATERS, Christopher (Christopher P.M.), "Beyond Lawfare: Juridical Oversight of Western Militaries", (2009) 46 Alberta Law Review 885;
While civilian supremacy over the armed forces is accepted as a matter of faith in Western countries,
this supremacy often means little more than supremacy of the executive branch of government over
top generals. Indeed, efforts to regulate armed forces through broader domestic or international legal
frameworks, including international criminal law, have been resisted in some military quarters
(particularly in the United Kingdom and the United States) with the military and its backers raising
concerns of “legal encirclement” or “lawfare.” The author argues for broad civilian and democratic
oversight of armed forces, including through increased judicial and quasi-judicial scrutiny of overseas
military actions at the domestic and international levels. The author concludes that broad democratic
oversight not only promotes compliance with international legal norms but supports operational
effectiveness as well.
Christopher Waters is Dean of the Faculty of Law [University of Windsor]. He joined the Faculty in 2007 and served
as Associate Dean from 2009-2012. His previous academic post was at the University of Reading in the United
Kingdom. He has been a visiting scholar at several universities, including at Aix-Marseille Université.
Dr. Waters' research interests are in the areas of public international law, international humanitarian law, law and
politics in Eastern Europe and active transportation and the law. He has extensive human rights and election
monitoring field experience in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.
Dr. Waters is co-editor of the Canadian Bar Review with Professor David Tanovich and is on the editorial board
of the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law. He a member of the Board of Governors of the Ontario
Law Commission and is the Canadian representative on the International Law Association's committee on the
recognition of states and governments.
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__________"Democratic oversight through courts and tribunals", in Alison Duxbury, Matthew Groves, eds., Military Justice in the Modern Age, Cambridge University Press, 2016, 446 p., at chapter 3 at pp. 36-56, ISBN: 9781107042377;
___________"Is the Military Legally Encircled?", (2008) 8(1) Journal Defence Studies 26-48;
___________"War Law and Its Intersections" in D. Whetham, ed., Ethics, Law and Military Operations, Basingstroke: Palgrave 2010, at p. 90, ISBN: 9780230221703;
WATERS, Christopher and Ashley Barnes, "The Artic Environment and
the Law of Armed Conflict", (Winter 2011) 6(4) Canadian Naval Review 16-21;
available at http://www.navalreview.ca/wp-content/uploads/public/vol6num4/vol6num4art4.pdf (accessed on 4 June 2016);
WATERS, Christopher and James A. Green, "International Law: Military
Force and Armed Conflict" in G. Kassimeris and J. Buckley, ed., Research
Companion to Modern Warfare,
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--13th Judge Advocate General, 2006-2010
Brigadier-General Ken Watkin,
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Conflict and International Humanitarian Law: Status Quo or
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honour of Yoram Dinstein, Leiden, The
Netherlands ; Boston : Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, c2007, xxxvii,
586 p, at pp. 265 to approx. 296 (series; International
humanitarian law services; v. 15); copy at University of Ottawa,
Fauteux General KZ 6355 .I578 2007;
From the left: David Trimble, Ken Watkin and Jacob Turkel (head of the Turkel Committee)
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__________"111027 Ken Watkin ('76): Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict", Posted by rmcclub on May 15th, 2016; available at http://everitas.rmcclub.ca/?p=151401 (accessed 10 September 2016);
___________"Accountability Fatigue: A Human Rights Law Problem for Armed Forces?", Just Security, 1 November 2018, available at https://www.justsecurity.org/61318/accountability-fatigue-human-rights-law-problem-armed-forces-petraeus-united-kingdom/ (accessed 2 November 2018);
___________"Armed Forces" in Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, Ontario, 3rd ed., Vol. 1a, Title 9, Scarborough: Carswell, 1992, pp. 3-78 with a supplement prepared by Brenda-Jean Currie, 28 p., August 1997; updated by Roxanne L. Neufeld; also in Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, West, 3rd ed vol, 2, title 9, Scarborough: Carswell, 1992, p. 3-78 with a supplement prepared by Brenda-Jean Currie, 28 p., August 1997; updated by Roxanne L. Neufeld; now retired from the Canadian Forces, Professor Ken Watkin is the Charles H. Stockton Professor of International Law at the U.S. Naval War College for 2011-2013, tel 401-841-3332, email@example.com;
___________article in forthcoming book MILCW -- Manual on International Law applicable to Cyber Warfare, to be published in 2012, Cambridge University Press; see http://www.ccdcoe.org/249.html (accessed on 3 March 2012);
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___________"Assessing Proportionality: Moral Complexity and Legal Rules", (2005) 8 Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 3-53;
There may be no other term in international humanitarian law (hereinafter, IHL) which evokes such
debate or controversy as ‘proportionality’. In part, this debate is a result of the nature of the term itself.
The broad use of the term ‘proportionality’ in international law, combined with images of an almost
scientific balancing of opposing interests on finely tuned scales of humanitarian justice, masks a much
more complex and unclear reality. The degree to which contemporary discussion and, with it, the law
camouflages the complex moral issues underlying the targeting ‘proportionality’ test is reflected in the
fact that conventional law does not actually use the term. Rather, the question ‘at law’ is whether a loss
of civilian life or damage to civilian property during the conduct of hostilities is ‘excessive in relation to
the concrete and direct military advantage anticipated’.
The difficult questions presented when assessing proportionality during targeting arise in part because
society is required to face the reality that ‘[i]n any armed conflict people are injured or killed and property
is damaged or destroyed.’ Even more fundamentally, the assessment of ‘excessive’ killing or damage forces
a qualitative assessment by ‘civilised’ peoples of the value of human life not only in relation to other humans
but also with respect to property and ultimately politically-driven objectives related to the conduct of hostilities.
Ultimately, the goal of warfare is to change the ‘mind’ of another state or other political entity. Yet, forcing one's
will on another state by violent means inevitably results in civilians being put at risk ‘not because anyone set
out to attack them, but only because of their proximity to a battle that is being fought against someone else’.
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___________see/ voir Biography of Brigadier Ken Watkin listing his publications -- Biographie du brigadier-général Ken Watkin donnant une liste de ses publications;
___________"Canada/United States Military Interoperability and
Humanitarian Law Issues: Land Mines, Terrorism, Military
Objectives and Tageted Killing", (July 2005) 15(2) Duke Journal of
Comparative & International Law 281-314;
available at http://www.law.duke.edu/journals/journaltoc?journal=djcil&toc=djciltoc15n2.htm
on 28 July 2008); also published at (2006) 1 JAG Les actualités -- Newsletter
Justice: Summary Proceedings and the Charter, thesis
submitted to Queen's University Faculty of Law for the LL.M.
degree, 1990, xii, 293,  p.; copy at Carleton
University, KE7160W3, Floor 4; Microfiche (negative). Ottawa
: National Library of Canada, 1992. 4 microfiches ; 11 x 15 cm.
(Canadian theses = Thèses canadiennes); put on line on 29 August
2012 -- thank you Mr. Watkin;
- Table of Contents;
- pp. i-xii and 1-149;
- pp. 150-293 and  p.;
The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms has the potential to have considerable impact on the Canadian
military justice system. That impact may be particularly significant in relation to the summary proceedings
prescribed by the National Defence Act and its regulations. The summary trial system is the predominant forum
for the trial of service offences. It provides expeditious and uncomplicated proceedings, administered by
officers holding positions in the military chain of command who are directly responsible for maintenance
of discipline in the Canadian Forces. The Charter, as a constitutional document specifically designed to
protect individual rights, could potentially be viewed as a weapon with which to champion individual rights
at the expense of the operational effectiveness of the Canadian Forces. The main theme of this thesis is
that the Charter, rather than being seen as a vehicle for an attack on the military justice system, should
be viewed as providing an effective and pragmatic means of reconciling conflict between guaranteed rights
and freedoms and the need for a disciplined armed force." (source: AMICUS catalogue)
-- 1. Outline of summary proceedings. 1. Introduction. 2. Legal sources of disciplinary system. 3. Organization of the
Canadian Forces. 4. Canadian military justice system. 5. Summary proceedings. 6. Judicial review
-- 2. History of summary proceedings. 1. Introduction. 2. Early summary proceedings. 3. Our British roots. 4. The
National Defence Act, 1950 to the present. 5. Summary
-- 3. Role of summary proceedings : the maintenance of discipline. 1. Introduction. 2. The need for discipline.
3. The summary trial : uniquely designed to maintain disciplie. 4. Role of the Canadian
Forces. 5. Summary
-- 4. Summary proceedings : constitutional status and jurisdiction. 1. Introduction. 2. Constitutional status of military law.
3. Paramountcy. 4. The Supreme Court of Canada and para