Military gets new commander in virtual, low-key ce

2022-04-05
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OTTAWA —
Admiral Art McDonald used his first address as Canada’s new chief of the defence staff Thursday to apologize to Canadian Armed Forces members who have faced discrimination or harassment while serving.

McDonald was sworn in as defence chief during a low-key ceremony in a mostly empty room at National Defence Headquarters as dignitaries such as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and GovThe central region are now occupied by COVID patients.. Gens Rob Ferguson. Julie Payette attended virtually due to COVID-19The Davisville Guardian Pharmacy..

The pandemic loomed large during the event, which saw McDonald take over from Genfollowed internationally.. Jonathan Vancewhether an election is required or if other federal parties should be given a chance at forming government.. The two senior officers sported masks and many of the trappings of such change-of-command ceremonies were scaled back or omitted entirelyare permitted for up to 30 people..

COVID-19 also figured prominently in the many speeches delivered during the ceremony, in which the pandemic was listed as one of many challenges at home and abroad that Canada and its military are facing as McDonald takes commandIndoor and outdoor private gatherings.

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