Newsroom Ready: Freeland says 'toxic culture' in military must change

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland criticized the Canadian Armed Forces' decision to appoint a general who provided a character reference for a soldier convicted of sexual assault to a role co-ordinating efforts to change the military's culture. Maj.-Gen. Peter Dawe was removed from the role after outrage from observers. Freeland says there is a systemic problem with the treatment of women and sexual harassment in the Armed Forces, adding it's clear there is a "toxic culture" that needs to change and it will.

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