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Judge strikes down Maj.-Gen. Fortin's request for reinstatement to vaccine campaign

BY , Oct 12, 2021 10:40 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin leaves the Gatineau Police Station after being processed, in Gatineau, Que., Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2021. A Federal Court judge is set to rule today on Major-General Dany Fortin’s request for reinstatement as the head of Canada’s vaccine distribution campaign. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

A federal judge has rejected a top Canadian soldier's bid to get his job back as the head of vaccine rollout in Canada.

The decision by Justice Ann Marie McDonald follows a two-day hearing last month in which government lawyers argued that if Major-General Dany Fortin was not happy with his removal in May, he should file a formal complaint with the military.

Fortin says his ouster was political.

McDonald says he should try the military's grievance system.

He was sacked amid a sexual misconduct allegation dating back a couple of decades.

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