Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin suing Trudeau, federal government over his termination from vaccine rollout – CBC

Fortin was dropped from the project after he was accused of sexual assault

Mar 15, 2023

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin, the senior military commander who once led Canada’s vaccine rollout, is suing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, the federal government and top military and political figures for more than $6 million in damages months after he was acquitted of sexual assault.

A statement of claim filed Wednesday by Fortin’s legal team alleges defamation, misfeasance in public office, conspiracy and negligent investigation.

“The defendants’ conduct was reprehensible, extreme, flagrant and high-handed,” the lawsuit alleges. “It constituted a marked departure from ordinary standards of decent behaviour.”

The lawsuit against the government and more than two dozen individuals claims “political actors acting in concert and consultation with each other” made a decision to terminate Fortin’s secondment to the Public Health Agency of Canada in 2021 during an investigation into the sexual assault claim.

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