Maj.-Gen. Blaise Cathcart faces examination in Nova Scotia

Judge advocate general has gone 3 years without filing reports to defence minister

By James Cudmore, CBC News Posted: May 30, 2014 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: May 30, 2014 5:00 AM ET

Maj.-Gen. Blaise Cathcart, the top lawyer and general in charge of Canada’s military justice system, is under scrutiny by legal regulators after an apparent failure to comply with the National Defence Act three years running.

And CBC News has learned the other two pillars of military justice — the directors of defence and prosecution — have each also apparently broken military regulation for a similar failure.

Cathcart, the military’s judge advocate general, has admitted he failed to provide reports on the administration of military justice, as he is required to do by law.

Full story on the CBC website

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