Ottawa: The Canadian Armed Forces is doing away with its mandatory reporting policy.

The military’s chief of professional conduct and culture says members will still be able to report misconduct, but starting this winter, they won’t face possible penalties for failing to report something they either witness or experience.

Lieutenant General Jennie Carignan says the goal is to give victims of sexual misconduct control and agency over the reporting process.

It’s part of the recommendations former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour made in her 2022 review of military culture. — Canadian Press

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