Admiral Art McDonald, Canada’s new defence chief, steps aside amid investigation | CBC News

Admiral Art McDonald, Canada’s new defence chief, steps aside amid investigation | CBC News
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Canada’s new top military commander, Admiral Art McDonald, has voluntarily stepped aside as he is investigated by the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service on unspecified allegations.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan posted a statement just after 11 p.m. Wednesday stating he was informed of the situation and takes allegations of misconduct seriously.

Sajjan said he continues to take strong action on any allegation of misconduct that is brought forward “no matter the rank, no matter the position.”

The minister did not reveal the details of the allegations against McDonald and said he will not comment further because the investigation is ongoing.

SAjjan has appointed Lt.-Gen. Wayne Eyre as acting chief of the defence staff. Eyre is currently the commander of the…



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