this article in The Ottawa Citizen. Parliament passed Bill C-15 -- amendments to the National Defence Act -- in 2013, and the measure promptly received Royal Assent. The problem is that effective dates remained to be determined by the cabinet, and at present some 60% of the law's provisions -- some of which apply to the military justice and grievance systems -- have still not been put into effect. To be sure, a new government has taken office and presumably needs time to come up to speed. That said, three years in limbo seems excessive. Query: will an action lie to compel putting provisions of the law into effect?