Investigation begins into allegations of inappropriate behaviour against former chief of defence

Two investigations are currently underway into allegations of inappropriate behaviour by Jonathan Vance
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A parliamentary committee is expected to launch formal hearings on February 9 concerning allegations of inappropriate conduct by the former defence chief Gen. Jonathan Vance.

The news comes after an exclusive report was released by Global News on February 9. It stated that Vance allegedly had an ongoing relationship with a woman he significantly outranked.

It has also been alleged that Vance made an inappropriate sexual comment to another, significantly younger, soldier back in 2012.

According to the report, he is now facing allegations of inappropriate behaviour with two female subordinates, including allegations of a relationship with “sexually explicit” exchanges and continuous private meetings.

Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance. (Photo: Courtesy of iPolitics/Matthew Usherwood)

In an interview with Global, Vance acknowledged that he had a relationship with the first woman about 20 years ago but denied that the relationship was sexual.

He also told Global that he had no recollection of making a sexual comment to the second woman, and added that if he did, it would have been as a joke and that he would be prepared to apologize.

Throughout his tenure as chief, Vance’s work included a heightened focus on eliminating sexual misconduct from the force.

Military police have now launched their own investigation into the allegations.

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