Leslie retires after bombshell report

Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie, the man behind the recently-finished controversial report on transforming the military to trim $1 billion a year from its budget, is retiring and joining the private sector, the Globe and Mail reported. Lt.-Gen. Leslie submitted his resignation on Aug. 3. His report said 11,000 civilian, regular military and reserve personnel could be redeployed. Sources told the Globe and Mail the report has received a cool reception in the ranks.

Published: Wednesday, 08/24/2011 12:00 am EDT

Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie, the man behind the recently-finished controversial report on transforming the military to trim $1 billion a year from its budget, is retiring and joining the private sector, the Globe and Mail reported. Lt.-Gen. Leslie submitted his resignation on Aug. 3. His report said 11,000 civilian, regular military and reserve personnel could be redeployed. Sources told the Globe and Mail the report has received a cool reception in the ranks.

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