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Gen. Wayne Eyre officially taking over as new chief of the defence staff

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Wayne Eyre is officially taking over as the chief of the defence staff for the Canadian Forces as the military grapples with an ongoing crisis of sexual misconduct allegations against multiple senior leaders.The Prime Minister’s Office announced the appointment in a press release Thursday afternoon.Eyre has been serving in the role in an acting capacity since late February, when Adm.

Art McDonald temporarily stepped aside six weeks into his own appointment to the position. He did so amid a military police investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct made against him.That investigation ended in the summer with no charges against McDonald.

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