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Canada appoints first woman as Chief of defense staff

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Fidel Rahmati
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Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

International media reported that Justin Trudeau, the Prime Minister of Canada, continues his efforts for gender parity in top positions by appointing a woman as Chief of the Defence Staff for the first time in the country’s history.

Reuters reported on Wednesday, July 3rd, that General Jennie Carignan, previously responsible for combatting gender-based discrimination and misconduct in Canada’s armed forces, is set to assume her new role starting from July 18th.

According to reports, she has commanded troops during her 35-year military career in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Iraq, and Syria.

Prime Minister Trudeau emphasized, “Throughout her professional career, she has shown exceptional leadership qualities, a commitment to excellence, and an outstanding asset to our armed forces.”

Since 2015, Trudeau has been pushing policies to strengthen gender equality and appoint women to top positions.

Earlier, Brenda Lucki was appointed as the first female Commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) by Prime Minister Trudeau.

These appointments mark significant milestones in Canada’s efforts towards gender equality and inclusivity in its highest ranks of leadership, reflecting a commitment to recognizing and promoting the capabilities of women in pivotal roles within the armed forces and law enforcement.

They underscore Canada’s ongoing initiatives to foster diversity and ensure that leadership positions reflect the diversity of its population, setting an example for inclusivity in national defense and security sectors globally.

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