A federal court judge is set to rule on Major-General today. Danny Fortin requests for reinstatement as head of Canada’s vaccine delivery campaign.
Justice Ann Marie McDonald’s ruling came after a two-day hearing last month in which Fortin’s legal team and the government argued over who and why she removed her from the high-profile position in May.
Fortin’s legal team alleged that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and members of his government secretly decided to remove the senior military officer from his temporary position at Canada’s Public Health Agency for political reasons.
They argued that constituted unwarranted political interference in the military’s internal affairs, violated Fortin’s own rights to due process, presumption of innocence and secrecy – and that is why he was called the Vaccine Rollout Campaign, or similar designation. should be reinstated as head of
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In return, public prosecutors asked McDonald’s to dismiss Fortin’s lawsuit.
He said Acting Defense Chief General Wayne Eyre made the decision to remove Fortin in the interest of the vaccine rollout effort and a police investigation into Fortin’s conduct. And he said that if he was not happy with the move, he should have taken it up with the army.
The federal court’s ruling differs from the battle that Fortin is fighting in criminal court, as last month Quebec police charged him with sexual assault in connection with an alleged 1988 incident, initially investigated by military police. Was.
That case is due back in a Quebec court on November 5.