Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

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Cadet's Activities Curtailed

Ottawa shootings affect forces across the country

Submitted by Major Doug Kierstead, National Vice Chief Defence Staff/Twitter photo

 

 

he supervision and safety of Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers, and an awareness of an activity's surroundings, remain as important as ever. The safety and welfare of Cadets, Junior Canadian Rangers and their leaders remains our highest priority.

 

In light of recent events, direction has been issued by Chief Reserves and Cadets to temporarily cease Cadet and Junior Canadian Ranger activities nationwide as a precautionary measure. While there is no indication that Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers are at risk themselves, we are taking these precautions to ensure the safety of the youth entrusted in our care.

 

We will continue to monitor this situation and the Chief Reserves and Cadets. The safety and welfare of Cadets, Junior Canadian Rangers and their leaders remains our greatest concern and top priority.

 

Chief Reserves and Cadets has directed that authorized activities for Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers may resume on Monday, October 27, subject to consideration and evaluation of local circumstances by the chain of command.

Cadets, Junior Canadian Rangers and their Canadian Armed Forces leaders may wear their uniforms to and from authorized and supervised Cadet and Junior Canadian Rangers activities. Members should not stop to partake in other unrelated activities while in uniform, and uniforms should not be worn for activities that have not been authorized by the chain of command.

Cadets, Junior Canadian Rangers and their leaders may participate in Remembrance Day and ceremonial activities as planned in local training schedules.

Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers are not required to participate in any activity that they, their leaders or their parents are not comfortable with. We will continue to communicate actively with Cadets, Junior Canadian Rangers and their parents to ensure any questions or concerns are addressed in a timely manner.


 

 

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