Canada’s chief of defence staff to step aside amid CFNIS investigation: defence minister

Canada’s chief of defence staff to step aside amid CFNIS investigation: defence minister
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Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff, Admiral Art McDonald has stepped aside from his post while an investigation is conducted by the force’s national investigation service.

In a statement released late Wednesday evening, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said the Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS) is investigating McDonald.

The CFNIS is the investigative arm of the Canadian military police.

It was not immediately clear what the investigation was in regards to.

Global News has reached out to the Department of National Defence to determine the nature of the investigation, but did not immediately hear back.

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