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Soldiers Give Up Their Rights So They Can Risk Their Lives

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 07.11.2012 | Canada Politics
Jeff Rose-Martland

Canadian citizens may be shocked to learn that the Canadian Forces do not have the same Charter Rights as the rest of us. They give up those rights when they enlist. Maybe this law makes sense for the military -- it is used to suppress mutiny and rebellion, but at the same time, these are the people who are risking their lives for our freedom. Don't they deserve better?

Soldier Defies Order, Speaks Out On Mental Health

CBC | Posted 07.08.2012 | Canada Politics

A Canadian soldier based in Shilo, Man., says he will keep speaking out about what he sees as a lack of medical and mental health service...