Senior Canadian naval official removed from position for ‘inappropriate comments’ – National

The Chief Petty Officer of the Maritime Forces Pacific Formation has been relieved of his appointment due to “inappropriate comments”, according to a statement released by the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) on Monday.

Timothy Blonde was removed from office after he made inappropriate comments about a junior sailor’s performance at a social event at Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt on May 6, the statement said.

The Formation Chief Petty Officer is the longest-serving non-commissioned member of Maritime Forces Pacific, according to the RCN.

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In the statement, Vice Admiral Angus Topshee, commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, said he “no longer has confidence in Blonde’s ability to carry out his managerial duties, maintain discipline and ensure the highest standards of ethics and values ​​in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). .”

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Topshee noted that the investigation did not show that Blonde violated the Code of Service Discipline or the Criminal Code of Canada.

However, he said the evidence showed his action was “unacceptable and inconsistent with his duties and responsibilities as formation chief petty officer.”

Therefore, Topshee said that the RCN decided it was necessary to remove Blonde from his duties.

It is unclear what comments were made by Blonde and the nature of the comments.

Blonde will continue to serve in the RCN as no charges have been filed, but RCN said Blonde will not be in a position of “higher leadership or influence where fostering of trust with younger members is required”.


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The commander of HMCS Regina has been removed after “inappropriate behavior” on another ship


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Last month, another Navy leader, Commanding Officer Lt.-Cmdr. HMCS Regina’s David Dallin has been removed following an incident of “inappropriate conduct”, the RCN announced on June 30.

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Commander. Pacific Fleet commander David Mazur said the incident involved Dallin allegedly “improperly behaving” towards a student by abusing his powers.

Three weeks prior to this announcement, the master of HMCS Halifax, identified as Cmdr. Dale St. Croix was also removed as part of an investigation into multiple incidents on board the ship during a port visit in Swinoujscie, Poland.

However, the June 9 announcement by the Canadian Armed Forces made it clear that these incidents did not involve any sexual misconduct.

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The Canadian Armed Forces have been criticized for failing to address sexual misconduct and abuse of power within their ranks. blank

Former Supreme Court Justice Louise Arbor’s report, released last month, suggested that top echelons of the Canadian Armed Forces were “incapable” of recognizing the “defective” parts of a culture that perpetuate sexual misconduct.

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The report came after Global News first reported allegations of sexual misconduct against military leaders, including former Chief of Defense Staff Gen. Jonathan Vance, in February 2021.

– with files by Sean Boynton from Global

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Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: hung@interreviewed.com.

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