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Former military commander admits having an affair in Afghanistan

Brig.-Gen. Daniel Ménard pleads guilty in military court

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A former commander of the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan has admitted having a sexual affair while serving in Afghanistan. Retired Brig.-Gen. Daniel Ménard pleaded guilty in a Montreal military court on Thursday to improper relations with a corporal under his command and attempting to impede an investigation. The Canadian Forces bars soldiers from engaging in sexual relations while on deployment. Ménard, who is married with two children and was one of the top commanders in Afghanistan, returned to Canada in disgrace after his affair with Master Cpl. Bianka Langlois was revealed by a U.S. military affairs blogger. The two met in 2008 while still in Canada before they were both deployed to Kandahar. Ménard faces up to two years in prison, a reduction of rank, or dismissal with disgrace from Her Majesty’s service.

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