Statement on ‘Proud Boys’ incident and consequences for members involved

Navy News / August 31, 2017

Rear-Admiral John Newton, Commander Joint Task Force Atlantic and Maritime Forces Atlantic, issued the following statement:

“On July 1, five members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) disrupted a Mi’kmaq ceremony in Halifax, displaying behaviour inconsistent with the values and ethics expected of those in uniform.  These members were relieved of their duties and re-assigned to other jobs, pending the results of a military police investigation. The investigation has now been completed, and no criminal charges will be laid. With the exception of one individual who has since left the CAF, the members are being returned to their operational units and regular duties. However, the CAF have taken appropriate measures to address individual shortcomings, with the intention of ensuring a clear understanding of expected ethical behaviours and standards of conduct within the CAF. Any further inappropriate behavior could result in their termination from the Canadian Armed Forces.”