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#BREAKING #Exclusive The second in command of Canada’s military Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, Lt General Paul Wynnyk quit his job. He wrote a scathing letter to CDS General Vance obtained by Global News alleging Vance planned to put Mark Norman back into the job #cdnpoli #CAF
In his letter LGen Wynnyk writes "the purpose of his letter is to advise you of my intent to release from the Canadian Armed Forces within the next 30 days." This VERY fast for a Vice to be leaving. Next up comes his reasons why. Wynnyk is not happy #cdnpoli #CAF #
Wynnyk writes that when he accepted the VCDS position Gen Vance required him two year commitment from him, Wynnyk says he originally planned to retire in 2019 but agreed to serve "away from my family and beyond maximum pensionable time..." #cdnpoli #CAF
Wynnyk states that he gave Vance his word he would not seek outside employment until retiring 2020. Now come the stunning parts of the letter. #cdnpoli #CAF
Wynnyk says on May 13th the CDS advised him on May13th of 2019 "you advised that my continued service as the VCDS was no longer in the best interests of the CAF..." #cdnpoli #CAF
Wynnyk writes that after Vance told him his continued service wasn't in the best interests of the CAF he stated that he intended to restore Mark Norman to the job and that this created a dilemma in regards to Wynnyk's future employment #cdnpoli #CAF
"... that you intended to restore Vice Admiral Mark Norman to the position, and that his decision presented you with a dilemma with regards to my future employment." #cdnpoli #CAF
At this point Wynnyk says he started planning for an unexpected release from the military #Cdnpoli #CAF
That's not all... Wynnyk writes that after the govt settled with Mark Norman it was apparent he would no longer be returning to the job of VCDS "you advised that I can continue to serve as VCDS..." through till summer 2020 as originally planned #cdnpoli #CAF
Wynnyk said Vance told him he could stay in the job on June 26th of 2019 #cdnpoli #CAF
Wynnyk writes "While I appreciate the change of heart, I respectfully decline and and intend to take my release from the Canadian Armed Forces as expeditiously as possible." #cdnpoli #CAF
Wynnyk then announces he is relinquishing all duties "forewith" so he can concentrate on getting out and moving #cdnpoli #CAF
Furthermore Wynnyk says he wants out ASAP so he can find another job #cdnpoli #CAF
Nutshell: Wynnyk quits right now, says that he accepted Vance's terms to serve 2 yrs but Vance turned around & told him he was going to give job back to Norman only only to change his mind again after Norman settled with the govt and then Vance said he could stay #cdnpoli #CAF
This is the 5th VCDS now under Vance. This is unprecedented. The letter was also sent to a large number of general officers which is not Wynnyk's normal style. He wanted this letter to see the light of day with that wide distribution. #cdnpoli #CAF
So now who's the next Vice? They need a 3 Star and they're looking at some folks who were very recently promoted. #cdnpoli #CAF
One remarkable thing here: this is the first verification we've had independent of Vance's word that he actually was serious about putting Mark Norman back into his original job as VCDS. #cdnpoli #CAF
Here is the letter from the VCDS if you wish to read it #cdnpoli #CAF #MarkNorman
Here the military confirms our story is accurate announcing the departure of Wynnyk #cdnpoli #CAF
Full @Globalnews story here from @jesseferreras and me, Jesse is a machine and go it up an hour ago but first chance I've had to tweet it globalnews.ca/news/5477661/p… #cdnpoli #Vance #MarkNorman #CAF
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