Aug 30, 2023
By Kathy Hyde
The Canadian military is putting an end to its mandatory reporting policy as part of its efforts to reform the culture within the Armed Forces.
Lieutenant-General Jennie Carignan, chief of professional conduct and culture, says military members will no longer be obligated to report incidents of hateful conduct or sexual misconduct.
Military members will still be able to report misconduct but will no longer face possible penalties if they do not.
Carignan says the duty to report was meant to protect survivors, but instead could lead to further victimization.
The changes are expected to take effect sometime this winter.