Vice Admiral Mark Norman was the well-respected Vice Chief of our military. In January 2017, he was put on ‘leave’ pending an investigation into whether he leaked sensitive documents. His home was raided and not until a year later was he charged.
Well before the investigation was concluded, Justin Trudeau declared that this case would be going to court. Since then, we have heard numerous accounts of both the government and defence department interfering with Admiral Norman’s right to a fair trial – using code words so they could get around access to information requests, government lawyers instructing witnesses, and the refusal to turn over documents.
As the courts forced the government to cooperate, the case became weaker and weaker until, last week, the prosecution stayed all charges.
Now, Justin Trudeau refuses to apologize. The question is, why did Justin Trudeau go after Mark Norman? As in SNC-Lavalin, Trudeau tried to use the justice system for his own ends. Why did they politically interfere in this case? What is he trying to cover up?
David Anderson, MP