JNN 14 July 2013 Baghdad : A suicide bomber targeting a cafe in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk on Friday killed at least 39 people and wounded 28, police and medical sources said. Continue reading
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The 26-year veteran voluntarily gave his notice on November 17, Canadian Forces spokesman Commander Hubert Genest said about Brigadier General Daniel Menard who is accused of having had a sexual affair with Master Corporal Bianka Langlois.
“He now wishes to focus on his family,” the National Post quoted Cmdr. Genest as saying on Friday.
Menard was relieved of his duties as project leader for the Military Personnel Management Capability Transformation Project shortly after, he added.
In May, Menard, a former commander in Afghanistan, was abruptly pulled from Kandahar where he served as task force commander.
Langlois was convicted in summary trial on September 28 on one count of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline and was reprimanded and fined 693 US dollars.
No date has yet been set for Menard’s trial. He will be leaving the Canadian Army on December 17.
According to Canadian officials, the decision will not affect his court martial on two counts of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline and four counts of obstructing justice offences punishable by up to 10 years in prison and disgraceful dismissal from the military.