NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh discuses military sexual misconduct, paid sick leave – April 29, 2021
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh holds a news conference on Parliament Hill, where he responds to the federal government’s announcement of an independent and comprehensive review into harassment and sexual misconduct in the Canadian Armed Forces. Former Supreme Court justice Louise Arbour will lead the review and will also provide recommendations on setting up an independent external reporting system. This will be the second examination of military misconduct in six years. Former Supreme Court justice Marie Deschamps produced a report in 2015 about deficiencies in the military’s sexual harassment and misconduct policies. Singh also discusses his repeated call for improved access to paid sick leave during the COVID-19 pandemic.