Two part-time members have been appointed by the Minister of National Defence, Harjit Sajjan, to the Military Police Complaints Commission of Canada.
Joseph Donat Michel Séguin has been reappointed as a part-time member for a term of three years, effective March 6. Bonita Laine Thornton has been appointed as a new member for a term of three years, effective March 12.
According to a statement released by the Department of National Defence (DND)/Canadian Armed Forces (CAF):
These appointments are part of the Government of Canada’s rigorous new approach to Governor in Council appointments.
This approach uses open, transparent, and merit-based selection processes that result in the identification of high-quality candidates who truly reflect Canada’s diversity.
The Military Police Complains Commission of Canada is a federal quasi-judicial body established by the Parliament of Canada under the National Defence Act. It is independent of the CAF and DND and is responsible for investigating any complaints concerning the Military Police.