Statement of Claim filed in Canadian Armed Forces sexual misconduct class action

The group of former military members who launched a class action regarding sexual misconduct in the Armed Forces has now filed a Statement of Claim in the Superior Court of Ontario. Amy Graham, Nadine Schultz-Nielsen, and Larry Beattie filed their full Statement of Claim on December 13, 2016, setting out their personal experiences of sexual assault and harassment, as well as the remedies that they are seeking on behalf of all class members.

The class action covers all current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces who have experienced sexual assault, sexual harassment and abuse of power in the course of their education, training and service in the military. The Statement of Claim seeks compensation for affected members, as well as declarations and systemic orders against the government to change a system that condones a culture of sexual misconduct and punishes victims instead of perpetrators.

You can read more about the Statement of Claim here:

• CBC News: Sexual-misconduct lawsuit against Armed Forces alleges ‘reckless’ conduct

• Radio-Canada: Les Forces canadiennes visées par un recours collectif de 1 milliard de dollars

• Le Journal de Montréal: Un recours collectif d’un milliard $ contre l’armée

For more information, or if you or your family member may be affected by the class action, you can contact Raven Law at armedforcesclassaction@ravenlaw.com.