tonykeene said:Yes, it's interesting that some people can spend their entire career and never run into it. But for others it becomes a real problem. It depends on your CO's feelings and how it plays out.
In 2006 I watched absolutely aghast as the CO of the Ceremonial Guard in Ottawa threw several soldiers off parade in the Cartier Square Drill Hall because they did not wish to pray with him. He stood with his arm extended toward the door as they were required to walk away from their unit, their Colours and their fellow soldiers simply because, as Canadians, they did not wish to take part in a government-imposed worship service.
Not only were they thrown off parade, they were thrown right out of the building.
I find this appalling.
I was rank and file at CG in summer 2006. When did this take place? I never heard of this. I'm wracking my brain trying to remember who the CO at the time was.