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Major-General Dany Fortin maintains that ;army didn't want him anymore

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In a statement posted Wednesday on his LinkedIn profile, retired Major General Dany Fortin maintains that the army offered him a job when he was cleared of any wrongdoing and then withdrew the offer. (Archive photo)

The Canadian Press

Retired Major-General Dany Fortin maintains he wanted to return to work after being acquitted following a trial for sexual assault last December, but the army did not want his return.

In a statement posted Wednesday on his LinkedIn profile, Mr. Fortin expressed concerns about how the military handles allegations of sexual misconduct in general and his file in particular.

A source close to Mr. Fortin, who spoke on condition of anonymity , said that a small reception to mark his departure took place last Friday in Ottawa.

Mr. Fortin was accused of sexual assault in August 2021 following a complaint made to the military police by a woman with whom he had attended the Royal Military College of Saint-Jean, in Montérégie, in 1988.

Major-General Fortin had previously been removed from his position as head of Canada's COVID-19 vaccine administration program after the investigation was opened.

Mr. Fortin claims in his post that after a judge found him not guilty and the military cleared him of any wrongdoing, the Armed Forces offered him a job then withdrew their offer.

Defense Minister Bill Blair told reporters he could not speak about the matter because the government reached an out-of-court settlement with Mr. Fortin last month in a civil lawsuit he filed.

The major general accused 16 senior officials, including the prime minister and the chief of staff, of negligent investigation, inappropriate public disclosure of private facts, x27;breach of trust and conspiracy to cause damage.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116