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Deputy JAG and CBA clash over court martial reform

Friday, May 26, 2017 @ 9:19 AM | By Cristin Schmitz

The senior military lawyer overseeing the judge advocate general’s (JAG) internal review of Canada’s court martial system raised a few eyebrows at the Canadian Bar Association’s (CBA) military justice conference by reproaching his host for purportedly failing to provide “meaningful, substantive” input during a recent public consultation on court martial reform.

Col. Robert Holman“I think my biggest concern is — notwithstanding that three-and-half extra months were taken [by the CBA] to provide ‘meaningful’ comments, there were no meaningful, substantive comments on any of the areas that...