Maj.-Gen. Fortin appeals judge’s ruling on reinstatement to COVID-19 vaccine campaign – CBC

Judge previously ruled military grievance process is the appropriate avenue for his claim

Oct 22, 2021

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin is challenging a Federal Court judge’s ruling that struck down his request for reinstatement as head of Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution campaign.

The senior military officer’s legal team filed a notice of appeal on Friday, arguing Justice Ann Marie McDonald erred in her ruling last week that Fortin needed to submit a complaint to the military before bringing his case to court.

“The judge made numerous and grave legal errors in her decision, which Maj.-Gen. Fortin is asking the Federal Court of Appeal to overturn,” lawyer Natalia Rodriguez said in a statement.

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