Gen. Wayne Eyre becomes permanent chief of the defence staff

Gen. Wayne Eyre becomes permanent chief of the defence staff

FOLLOW ON OTTAWA -- Gen. Wayne Eyre has been appointed as the Canadian Armed Forces’ new chief of the defence staff, after holding the position of “acting” defence chief for almost a year. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made the announcement Thursday in a press release, congratulating the military leader and noting that Eyre will continue overseeing culture change within the Forces spurred by allegations of sexual misconduct. “General Eyre will continue working hard to build and oversee cultural change in the Canadian Armed Forces, and to gain trust and confidence of survivors of sexual misconduct. I know he will keep leading our Armed Forces with distinction and professionalism as they continue to protect Canadians and their values at home and abroad,” said Trudeau. Defence Minister Anita Anand also acknowledged the …
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