RMC to undergo “sweeping review” in response to concerns of suicide, sexual misconduct

November 3, 2016

Commanders from the Senior Canadian Armed Forces have ordered a complete review of the Royal Military College of Canada following a number of suspected suicides and allegations of sexual misconduct, reports the Canadian Press. An eight-member team drawn from current and former military officers has reportedly been assembled to perform a thorough review of the college’s processes and practices, placing a heavy emphasis on assessing the mental state of the college’s approximately 1,000 full- and part-time student cadets. “It’s unusual,” says Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, the military’s second-highest-ranking officer. “But with that unusualness comes an indication of how seriously the chief of defence staff and the entire senior leadership are taking this issue.” Toronto Star (CP)