Federal court denies Fortin’s request to be reinstated as head of vaccine rollout – CTV

October 12, 2021

OTTAWA — Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin’s request for reinstatement as the head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has been struck down by the Federal Court, stating Fortin must first pursue a grievance over his removal with the Canadian Armed Forces.

In a decision issued on Tuesday, Justice Ann Marie McDonald threw out Fortin’s request, ruling that his case was premature as the senior military officer “must exhaust the internal grievance process prior to seeking a remedy” in court.

The 20-page judicial review ruling comes after the court heard Fortin’s legal team and the government dispute who was responsible for the senior military officer’s removal, over two days of hearings in September.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/federal-court-denies-fortin-s-request-to-be-reinstated-as-head-of-vaccine-rollout-1.5619511

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