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05/13/2015 11:59 EDT | Updated 05/13/2016 01:12 EDT

Mulcair troubled by claim military planned to ignore misconduct recommendations

OTTAWA - NDP Leader Tom Mulcair says he's troubled by a report that says the country's top soldier told the military to be prepared to ignore key recommendations of a report on sexual misconduct in the Canadian Forces.The CBC says that even before the report by retired justice Marie Deschamps was made public, Gen. Tom Lawson told senior officers to ignore a number of its recommendations.Deschamps recommended that an independent agency be set up outside the military chain of commend to handle sexual misconduct complaints.The military hasn't agreed to that.Mulcair says the military has an obligation to follow all the recommendations, but says its clear Defence Minister Jason Kenney never intended to do so.Mulcair says the military has to evolve.