Colonel Mark Poland has been appointed as a Special Prosecutor to conduct a post-charge review of charges against Chief Military Judge Colonel Mario Dutil under the National Defence Act to determine if this matter will proceed to trial by court martial.

Does poor judgement require strong punishment or does it create a teaching opportunity that offers life-long benefit?

The tragic case of Corporal Lionel Desmond has created a call to action for a joint federal-provincial inquiry. Canada must work harder to make sure that our brave warriors don't fall through the cracks of multiple jurisdictional efforts.