Tag: Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin

Military Faces Calls to Return General to Duty After Sexual Assault Acquittal

The Canadian Armed Forces is facing calls to return Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin to duty after the senior officer, who previously oversaw the Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, was acquitted of sexual assault. The military says it is considering the implications of the ruling, which was handed down by a Quebec civilian judge on Monday following a…


Military Officer Dany Fortin Acquitted on 1988 Sexual Assault Charge

A judge has acquitted Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin of sexual assault over an allegation that dates back to 1988. The allegation stemmed from his time at the military college in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., which the complainant also attended. The complainant in the case told the court that she is certain “without a doubt” that the perpetrator was…


Sexual Assault Trial Concluding for Maj-Gen Dany Fortin, Ex-vaccine Campaign Head

The sexual assault trial against the former head of the federal government’s COVID-19 vaccine campaign, Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, is expected to conclude today. The Crown prosecutor argued this morning that there is no reason to believe the complainant in the case would forget or become mistaken about the identity of her aggressor in the years…


Maj. Gen. Dany Fortin Takes Stand at Criminal Trial, Denies Sexual Assault

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin said Tuesday that he is not guilty of sexual assault and never had any physical contact with a woman who made detailed allegations against him in court this week. Speaking in French on the second day of his trial, Fortin told a Gatineau, Que., courtroom that he was shocked and devastated to…


Fortin’s Lawyers Give Crown Documents in Military Officer’s Sex Assault Case

A lawyer for Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin revealed in court on Monday that the senior military officer’s legal team has given the Crown documents they believe are pertinent to their client’s sexual assault case. Lawyer Philippe Morneau did not reveal the nature of those documents as he appeared in a courtroom in Gatineau, Que., on behalf…


Fortin’s Lawsuit Over Removal From Vaccine Post Now Pointless, Federal Lawyers Argue

OTTAWA—Federal lawyers argue Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin’s lawsuit over his removal as head of Canada’s vaccine distribution campaign is now moot because the job no longer exists. In a newly filed Federal Court submission, government lawyers say that since it is no longer possible for Fortin to be returned to the vaccine post, there’s no reason…


Fortin’s Lawyers Fight Bid To Toss His Lawsuit

OTTAWA—Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin’s lawyers are fighting a federal attempt to quash their client’s lawsuit over his removal as head of Canada’s vaccine distribution campaign. In a newly filed Federal Court submission, they say the government’s motion to toss out his case has no merit. The Department of National Defence announced in a terse statement on…


Fortin’s Lawyers Cite Hajdu Interview Comment in Court Fight Over His Firing

OTTAWA—Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin’s lawyers are citing Health Minister Patty Hajdu’s statements during a television interview in May in their fight to prove their client’s removal as head of Canada’s vaccine distribution campaign constituted improper political interference. The interview on CTV’s Question Period political show aired on May 30, two weeks after Fortin was abruptly removed…


Military Officer Who Led Vaccine Campaign Faces Sexual Assault Charge

OTTAWA—The military officer who led Canada’s COVID−19 vaccine distribution campaign has been charged with one count of sexual assault. Maj.−Gen. Dany Fortin presented himself to police in Gatineau, Que., on Wednesday morning after a warrant for his arrest was issued Monday. He later told reporters that he does not know the details of the allegation…


Dany Fortin Says ‘Career Appears to Be Over’ After Misconduct Investigation Revealed

OTTAWA—The military officer who previously oversaw Canada’s vaccine rollout campaign says his reputation has been “irreparably tarnished” by the government’s decision to abruptly replace him in May and publicly reveal he was being investigated for sexual misconduct. Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin’s assertion is contained in an affidavit sworn last week but only publicly revealed on Thursday…