Major General CTV News Source: Dany Fortin faces allegations of historical misconduct
TORONTO-Major CTV News has learned that Dany Fortin, a public figure who has introduced a vaccine for the first time in Canada since November, is facing allegations of sexual misconduct against him, which can be traced back more than 30 years.
The source told CTV News that the military and police received a formal complaint against Fortin in March, the allegation was a “historical violation.” According to sources, the incident can be traced back to 32 years in early 1989, when Fortin was a student at the Royal Military Academy in Saint-Jean, Quebec.
The source did not have the right to speak publicly. He said that Fortine was suspected of exposing himself in front of a woman and was therefore under investigation.
On Friday, the Department of Defense announced that Fortin will no longer be responsible for overseeing the distribution and distribution of COVID-19 vaccine doses across the country, “awaiting the results of the military investigation.”
The source said that the investigation stemmed from the allegations made two months ago, but it is not clear whether the military police approached him.
The Canadian Forces National Bureau of Investigation is leading the investigation, but the steps they took are still confidential. The allegation has not been confirmed in court.
Fortin’s lawyer said in a statement that he did not learn of the allegation until CTV News contacted him and Fortin “completely denied” any wrongdoing. Fortin’s lawyer also stated that his client was surprised to find that he was under investigation on Friday.
The Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement: “With the continuous emergence of men and women in the Canadian Armed Forces, we know that there is still a lot of work to be done to ensure that everyone has a safe workplace.”
“These matters are handled by the authorities and CAF officials. When appropriate, the Privy Council office will provide status updates to the PMO based on the decision of senior staff. As this is an active investigation, we cannot comment further.”
In a statement, Secretary of Defense spokesman Hajit Sajan said that the Department of Defense “is committed to fostering an inclusive culture for the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of Defense, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.”
The spokesperson wrote: “We are committed to this lasting change-to get rid of toxic and outdated values, practices and policies.” “As Minister Sajjan said on Friday, the acting Chief of Staff of the Ministry of Defense told him, (Ma General Jie) Fortin has resigned, and due to the ongoing investigation, we have no further comment at this time.”
Due to allegations of misconduct against several senior commanders, former Secretary of Defense Admiral Jonathan Vance and his successor, Admiral MacDonald, the Canadian Armed Forces have received increasing scrutiny in recent months. They Both denied any wrongdoing.
Recorded the program “Honor Operation” aimed at ending sexual harassment by the military More than 700 cases of sexual assault And the harassment within the CAF between April 2016 and March 2021.
Excerpted from Alexandra May Jones’ document