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Leadership needed now more than ever, Canada’s top female military officer tells legal professionals

Thursday, May 24, 2018 @ 9:28 AM | By Amanda Jerome

Lt.-Gen. Christine Whitecross knows about assessing risk. While she and her security team were deployed in Afghanistan, she was tasked with meeting members of an Afghan training facility in a valley. The Taliban knew she was in the area and told the training facility not to let her in when she arrived.

With mountains surrounding the valley, Whitecross and her team were travelling in an exposed area. When they got to the training facility they were told they couldn’t come in, but Whitecross wouldn’t back down....