Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

January 25, 2011 13:30 ET

Charges Laid for Incidents at Montreal and Rouyn-Noranda Canadian Forces Recruiting Centres

SAINT-JEAN, QUÉBEC--(Marketwire - Jan. 25, 2011) - The Canadian Forces National Investigation Service (CFNIS), the investigative arm of the Canadian Forces Military Police, laid charges today against a member of the Canadian Forces (CF) in relation to incidents alleged to have happened while the member was performing recruit medical examinations on behalf of the Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre (CFRC) detachments in Montreal and Rouyn-Noranda.

Sergeant Christian Boudreau was charged with five counts of Breach of Trust by a Public Officer, contrary to section 130 of the National Defence Act (NDA) and pursuant to section 122 of the Criminal Code (CC), and five counts of Behaving in a Disgraceful Manner, contrary to section 93 of the NDA, laid in the alternative to the Breach of Trust charges. It is alleged that the accused failed to follow established protocol when examining female patients.

The accused is no longer performing recruit medical examinations and has been reassigned to administrative duties at CFB St-Jean pending the outcome of the judicial process.

If anyone has any information pertinent to this investigation, they are requested to contact the CFNIS at 1-877-763-3272.

The CFNIS is an independent Military Police unit with a mandate to investigate serious and sensitive matters in relation to National Defence property, DND employees and CF personnel serving in Canada and abroad.

For more information about the CFNIS, please go to http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/view-news-afficher-nouvelles-eng.asp?id=2824

For more information about the CFNIS Investigation Process, please go to http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/view-news-afficher-nouvelles-eng.asp?id=2960

Contact Information

  • Information: 1-866-377-0811/613-996-2353
    www.forces.gc.ca
    or
    Major Paule Poulin
    CFPM Public Affairs Officer
    613-949-1022