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Kilted said:Could we not have judges release from the forces when they are appointed as a judge and carry on an afiliation similar to an HCol, but are still a civilian and not under the CDS, but have the expertise to perform the job.
There are literally dozens and dozens of options open. The question is how to proceed and to what extent the issue is being worked on within JAG.
You may recall that the previous JAG started a strategic project called the Court Martial Comprehensive Review. A draft report was issued in July of 2017.
Incidentally, for any of you that want to read further into the theory and the whyfors and the whatfors of the military justice system as it operates in Canada, this is definitely the document to give it to you. Warning it's 311 pages long even without the annexes.
Unfortunately in her 2018 report to Parliament, the JAG reported:
A draft CMCR report was provided to the Judge Advocate General in July 2017. In large part due to challenges related to methodology and a paucity of metrics and analytics, the document was of limited assistance in assessing the current court martial system. The draft internal report will therefore serve as a discussion paper. It offers perspectives that may be taken into account following receipt of the Auditor General’s report, the report of the next independent review authority along with other internal and external consultations on the military justice system. The Judge Advocate General published the draft CMCR report on 17 January 2018 and has communicated publicly her decision that the CMCR project has reached its conclusion.18
I haven't heard anything since as to what is happening and as to whether or not DJAG Mil Just has been working on a replacement this project. There certainly have been numerous developments since July 2017 that need consideration.