October 26 2021 3:45pm

Trudeau says Anand appointed defence minister to ‘support’ Canadians amid culture of sexual misconduct in military

Following the unveiling of his new cabinet on Tuesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he appointed Anita Anand, former procurement minister, to the defence portfolio because in her past role, she was “extraordinarily effective” at supporting Canadians amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He added part of the job of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is to “be there to support Canadians” especially as the CAF has faced multiple probes into senior leaders over sexual misconduct allegations.

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