March 15, 2017. Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Canada's Vice-Chief of Defence Staff [VCDS], was suspended from his duties but not relieved of command more than two months ago. According to CBC, VAdm Norman apparently came to the attention of the Mounties after investigators examined email traffic that referenced him.
His legal issues began on Jan. 9, when he was questioned at length by investigators in his home. He was suspended by the military four days later and news of the extraordinary step was leaked to the media. Norman's electronics, including home computer and tablet, were seized under a search warrant that has been sealed for national security purposes.
The CBC now reports that the RCMP has been widening their security investigation into a series of leaks possibly involving ‘classified cabinet papers, decision and other sensitive information.”
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