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Canada gets a new Defence minister amid rising Military misconduct

  • In a major cabinet reshuffle, the Trudeau government which was recently elected to power although with a minority government has witnessed major portfolio changes

  • Indian-Origin Harjit Sajjan who previously served as the defense minister was replaced by Anita Anand

  • Several analysts have said that the appointment of Anita Anand would send a strong message for the survivors of sexual misconduct

  • The change comes in the background of intense political and public backlash that the Canadian military is facing amid growing reports of sexual misconduct. The appointment of Anand, a former corporate lawyer and minister of public services serves as a good message of governments intent of reforming the military