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JAG v. Minister of Justice: Who comes first in parliamentary accountability? | Tim Dunne

Friday, July 07, 2017 @ 8:39 AM | By Tim Dunne

In the opening remarks of the 2015-2016 Annual Report of the Judge Advocate General (JAG), Major-Gen. Blaise Cathcart described his accountabilities and plenipotentiary powers regarding military justice as ensuring:

“[. . .] the Canadian military justice system operates efficiently, effectively and in accordance with the rule of law. In addition, my legislatively mandated stewardship function requires me to ensure that the military justice system continues to be fair and responsive to the needs of the CAF while remaining consistent with Canadian law, including the Charter of...