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Monday, 16 June 2014

NO FLT SAFETY URGENCY EVEN AFTER 10 MONTH'S

What they said:

Based on your most recent fax (12 June 2014), I am providing the following clarification. 
 In your 12 June 2014 fax entitled:
    “Subj: MND Minister of National Defence (Department of) Fin Code 018 – Needs More Time After 10 Months”,
you state:
    “You indicated that the MND needed more time since I only notified him 06 June 2014. 
     The Canadian Forces a part of National Defence (Department of) with a joint legal department
     with the civilian DND Department of National Defence has known of my initial case since 1997.”

You sent an email to the MND’s Office on 6 June 2014, and then contacted my office on the same day, telling me that the Minister’s Office had not responded. 
In my response to you (the email below), when I mentioned that you must allow the Minister’s Office sufficient time to properly review and address your concerns, I was referring to your 6 June 2014 email, and not referring to any other documentation related to your file going back to 1997.  The Minister’s Office will respond to you once they have had the opportunity to review your entire file and consider how best to respond to your current concerns.

What I responded:

Mr. Leger; The letter from the Minister's Writing Unit to me 10 month's ago said; Please be assured that your correspondence will be brought to the Minister's attention and that he will respond as soon as possible."

Ten (10) month's later, your DSEI Department say's; "The Minister’s Office will respond to you once they have had the opportunity to review your entire file and consider how best to respond to your current concerns.

Do you see a difference? I sure don't!

As an Aircraft Commander I had to make Command Decisions. This ability seems to be lacking in our current Military Senior Officer's and Civilian staff.


Captain (R) Michael I. Cole, CD1

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