Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie to interchange Fortin on COVID-19 vaccine rollout

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2021-05-18 04:21:19

The Public Well being Company of Canada (PHAC) says Brig.-Gen. Krista Brodie will take over as the overall in control of overseeing the supply and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines throughout Canada.

In a press release launched Monday night, PHAC president Iain Stewart mentioned Brodie will assume the function of vice-president of vaccine logistics and operations “efficient instantly.”

The information comes simply days after the Division of Nationwide Defence introduced Maj.-Gen Dany Fortin can be stepping down from the submit.

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The division introduced Fortin’s departure on Friday, however didn’t launch a motive aside from a quick point out of a “army investigation.”


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Nevertheless, International Information has confirmed that the investigation pertains to an allegation of sexual misconduct, and that the Canadian Forces Nationwide Investigation Service is dealing with the probe.

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In a press release emailed to International Information Monday afternoon, Fortin’s lawyer Cmdr. Mark Létourneau, mentioned Fortin “vigorously and categorically denies this allegation.”

Létourneau, who works for the army’s Defence Counsel Providers, mentioned Fortin had no thought what the allegation was towards him till a journalist requested him about it on Sunday.

He mentioned Fortin has not been knowledgeable of any cost towards him and the small print of the allegation got here to him from a CTV journalist on Sunday.

The CTV report cited sources who described the allegation as a proper grievance a few “historic sexual assault” that allegedly happened in early 1989 when Fortin was a scholar on the Royal Army Faculty Saint-Jean. Fortin is alleged to have uncovered himself earlier than a lady.

Létourneau  mentioned the allegation took Fortin “fully abruptly.”


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In his assertion Monday, Stewart mentioned Brodie has “performed a pivotal function within the vaccine rollout as a part of the preliminary deployment to the Company in November.”

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“Following a quick return to the Canadian Armed Forces in February because the Commander of Army Personnel Era Group, Brigadier-Common Brodie’s appointment permits for a seamless transition as she resumes her management function with PHAC,” the assertion learn.

A biography posted to the PHAC web site says Brodie joined the CAF in 1989 and has commanded platoons, an organization and a battalion.

She has additionally commanded a Formation within the Canadian Joint Operations Command, in response to PHAC.

Brodie has been deployed to Croatia, Bosnia and Afghanistan, and has served with each NATO and the United Nations.

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Earlier on Tuesday, Canada’s Employment Minister assured Canadians that the investigation “gained’t have any influence” on the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) skill to ship vaccines.

“CAF members are specialists in logistics and operations and when somebody steps apart there have been individuals ready and coaching with a view to transfer ahead and hold the mission going,” Carla Qualtrough informed a press convention.

She mentioned she has “each confidence” that Canadians “is not going to really feel any influence by way of vaccine rollout.”


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Pure Assets Minister Seamus O’Regan echoed Qualtrough’s remarks, saying the CAF are “terribly good at organizing and laying out one thing like this.”

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“I’ve each confidence that they’ve the operations and the operational groups in place to ensure that this vaccine rollout is just not affected,” he mentioned.

— With recordsdata from International Information’ Amanda Connolly, Abigail Bimman and Marc-Andre Cossette and The Canadian Press





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