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Canadian military threatened soldier’s grieving parents with legal action

The Canadian military threatened the grieving parents of a soldier who committed suicide with legal sanctions if they did not turn over documents they had collected in their attempts to get to the bottom of their daughter’s death.
Both Rick and Ellen Rogers received a summons in July 2013 to testify at the military board of inquiry into the death of their daughter, Lt. Shawna Rogers, who had been stationed at CFB Edmonton.
The summons came after Rogers’ parents told the Canadian Forces they did not want to participate and requested that board of inquiry officials stop phoning them at their home in Sharon, Ont.
The summons required the couple to turn over all documents regarding their 27-year-old daughter’s medical health, as well as any electronic records documenting her correspondence and communication, particularly her cellphone records. The military board of inquiry (BOI) also demanded the couple turn over all documents outlining the formal complaints or grievances made by Lt. Rogers against the military.
The punishment for not complying is “less than two years” in jail, according to the National Defence Act.
The military only backed off when the couple’s Ottawa lawyer, Michel Drapeau, filed a court challenge arguing against the summons.
“The board of inquiry is a kangaroo court and we didn’t want any part of it,” Rick Rogers, a retired plumber, told the Citizen. “There’s no bigger hell than losing your daughter. We were grieving and they were kicking us while we were down.”

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Canadian military threatened soldier’s grieving parents with legal action

The Canadian military threatened the grieving parents of a soldier who committed suicide with legal sanctions if they did not turn over documents they had collected in their attempts to get to the bottom of their daughter’s death.

Both Rick and Ellen Rogers received a summons in July 2013 to testify at the military board of inquiry into the death of their daughter, Lt. Shawna Rogers, who had been stationed at CFB Edmonton.

The summons came after Rogers’ parents told the Canadian Forces they did not want to participate and requested that board of inquiry officials stop phoning them at their home in Sharon, Ont.

The summons required the couple to turn over all documents regarding their 27-year-old daughter’s medical health, as well as any electronic records documenting her correspondence and communication, particularly her cellphone records. The military board of inquiry (BOI) also demanded the couple turn over all documents outlining the formal complaints or grievances made by Lt. Rogers against the military.

The punishment for not complying is “less than two years” in jail, according to the National Defence Act.

The military only backed off when the couple’s Ottawa lawyer, Michel Drapeau, filed a court challenge arguing against the summons.

“The board of inquiry is a kangaroo court and we didn’t want any part of it,” Rick Rogers, a retired plumber, told the Citizen. “There’s no bigger hell than losing your daughter. We were grieving and they were kicking us while we were down.”

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#19 Joffery Lupul -- Post Game Interview

After a hard fought battle between the Detroit Red Wings who hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs, Right Winger & Alternate Captain, Joffery Lupul, was asked whither the team had felt the ongoing chants of “Go Leafs Go!” that had been rebutted between every “Let’s Go Red Wings!” chant at the Joe Louis Arena, in which he hesitantly replied the quote as detailed above. Which leads a true Maple Leafs fan to ask themselves, am I truly supporting my team?

As long as a seat in the ACC cost you upwards of $600, the rowdy, loud, passionate fans are being far outnumbered by some suits who just want to impress their clients. The question isn’t “Are you truly supporting your team?” it’s more “Can you afford to support your team?” Cause most die hard fans cannot. Not in Toronto anyways. There is a reason that these fan drive out to Buffalo, Ottawa, Montreal and Detroit to show their love.

"I was at the Oscars once, for Serpico. That was the second time I was nominated. I was sitting in the third or fourth row with Diane Keaton. Jeff Bridges was there with his girl. No one expected me to come. I was a little high. Somebody had done something to my hair, blew it or something, and I looked like I had a bird’s nest on my head, a real mess. I sat there and tried to look indifferent because I was so nervous. Any time I’m nervous, I try to put on an indifferent or a cold look. At one point, I turned to Jeff Bridges and said, "Hey, looks like there won’t be time to get to the Best Actor awards." He gave me a strange look. He said, "Oh, really?" I said, "It’s over, the hour is up." He said, "It’s three hours long." I thought it was an hour TV show, can you imagine that? And I had to pee bad. So I popped a Valium. Actually, I was eating Valium like they were candy. Chewed on them. Finally came the Best Actor. Can you imagine the shape I was in? I couldn’t have made it to the stage. I was praying, "Please don’t let it be me. Please." And I hear … "Jack Lemmon." I was just so happy I didn’t have to get up, because I never would have made it."

(via theworldofcinema)