Top soldier sent home

The top Canadian soldier in Afghanistan, Brig.-Gen. Daniel Ménard, was relieved of his duties and sent home last weekend after being accused of having an inappropriate personal relationship with a female soldier who was a member of his staff, the Toronto Star reported. Col. Simon Hetherington, the deputy-commander of Canada's Afghanistan-based soldiers, will temporarily assume Brig.-Gen. Ménard's job. Brig.-Gen. Ménard, who is married, also faced a court martial in Canada a few days before this revelation, where he pleaded guilty to accidentally firing his weapon at the Kandahar airbase in March as Canada's chief of defence staff, Gen. Walter Natynczyk, was walking by his side.

Published: Wednesday, 06/02/2010 12:00 am EDT

The top Canadian soldier in Afghanistan, Brig.-Gen. Daniel Ménard, was relieved of his duties and sent home last weekend after being accused of having an inappropriate personal relationship with a female soldier who was a member of his staff, the Toronto Star reported. Col. Simon Hetherington, the deputy-commander of Canada's Afghanistan-based soldiers, will temporarily assume Brig.-Gen. Ménard's job. Brig.-Gen. Ménard, who is married, also faced a court martial in Canada a few days before this revelation, where he pleaded guilty to accidentally firing his weapon at the Kandahar airbase in March as Canada's chief of defence staff, Gen. Walter Natynczyk, was walking by his side.

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