Upcoming court martial proceedings

Members of public wishing to attend judicial proceedings may do so during the COVID-19 pandemic. These temporary measures are implemented in accordance with the restrictions set out in the Directorate of Force Health Protection Advisory 66336-80. 

Upcoming court martial proceedings by date or by province.  

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Date City, province Title and type Charges

January 26, 2023

Edmonton, Alberta

Cookson R. (Corporal), R. v.

Standing Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charge 1: S. 83 NDA, disobedience of a lawful command.

Charge 2: S. 129 NDA, conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline.

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

January 30, 2023

Gatineau, Québec

Kohlsmith R.D. (Sergeant), R. v.

Notice of application.

Language of the hearing: English.

Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, sexual assault (s. 271 CCC).

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

January 31, 2023

Oromocto, New Brunswick

Giggie P.D. (Corporal), R. v.

Standing Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charge 1: S. 112 NDA, used a vehicle of the Canadian Forces for an unauthorized purpose.

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

February 1, 2023

Gatineau, Québec

King L. (Private), R. v.

Notice of application.

Language of the hearing: English.

Charges 1, 2: S. 130 NDA, assault with a weapon (s. 267 CCC).

Charge 3 (alternate to charge 4): S. 130 NDA, assault with a weapon (s. 267 CCC).

Charge 4 (alternate to charge 3): S. 130 NDA, pointing a firearm (s. 87(1) CCC).

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

February 2, 2023

Gatineau, Québec

Brousseau V. (Master Corporal), R. v.

Notice of application.

Language of the hearing: French.

Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, sexual assault (s. 271 CCC).

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

February 6, 2023

Greenwood, Nova Scotia

Brousseau V. (Master Corporal), R. v.

General Court Martial

Language of the trial: French

Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, sexual assault (s. 271 CCC).

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

February 16, 2023

Astra, Ontario

Mason A. (Master Corporal), R. v.

Standing Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, sexual assault (s. 271 CCC).

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

February 20, 2023

Kingston, Ontario

Reis I (Officer Cadet), R. v.

General Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charges 1, 2, 3: S. 130 NDA, assault with a weapon (s. 267(a) CCC).

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

February 27, 2023

Victoria, British Columbia

Dondaneau S.L. (Master Corporal), R. v.

Standing Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charge 1 (alternate to charge 5): S. 130 NDA, fraud (s. 380 CCC).

Charges 2, 3, 4: S. 125(a) NDA, willfully made a false entry in a document signed by her that was required for official purposes.

Charge 5 (alternate to charge 1): S. 117(f) NDA, an act of a fraudulent nature not particularly specified in sections 73 to 128 of the National Defence Act.

Charge 6: S. 129 NDA, conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline.

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

February 28, 2023

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Sutherland W.C. (Corporal), R. v.

Standing Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, sexual assault (s. 271 CCC).

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

March 6, 2023

Edmonton, Alberta

Callsen L.C. (Corporal), R. v.

Standing Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charge 1: S. 127 NDA, negligently omitted to do something in relation to a thing that may be dangerous to life, which omission caused loss of life.

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

April 3, 2023

North Bay, Ontario

Ellison J. (Major), R. v.

Standing Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, drawing document without authority (s. 374 CCC).

Charge 2: S. 130 NDA, fraud (s. 380 CCC).

Charge 3: S. 130 NDA, breach of trust by public officer (s. 122 CCC).

Charge 4: S. 117(f) NDA, an act of a fraudulent nature not particularly specified in sections 73 to 128 of the National Defence Act.

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

April 3, 2023

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

J.L. (Private), R. v.

Standing Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, sexual assault (s. 271 CCC).

Charge 2: S. 93 NDA, behaved in a disgraceful manner.

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

April 17, 2023

Edmonton, Alberta

Nixdorf C.W. (Private), R. v.

General Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, assault with a weapon (s. 267(a) CCC).

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

April 26, 2023

Oromocto, New Brunswick

O’Dell S.H. (Corporal), R. v.

General Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, sexual assault (s. 271 CCC).

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

May 4, 2023

Edmonton, Alberta

McKie B.A. (Warrant Officer), R. v.

Standing Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charges 1, 2, 3: S. 130 NDA, possession of property obtained by crime (s. 354 CCC).

Charge 4: S. 130 NDA, possession of a prohibited device (s. 91(2) CCC).

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

May 8, 2023

Edmonton, Alberta

Dacey S.D. (Master Warrant Officer), R. v.

General Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charges 1, 2: S. 130 NDA, assault (s. 266 CCC).

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

May 9, 2023

Gatineau, Québec

Kohlsmith R.D. (Sergeant), R. v.

Standing Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, sexual assault (s. 271 CCC).

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

May 29, 2023

Kingston, Ontario

Daniel-Awong S. (Corporal), R. v.

General Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, extortion (s. 346 CCC).

Charge 2: S. 130 NDA, sexual assault causing bodily harm (s. 272 CCC).

Charge 3: S. 130 NDA, assault with a weapon (s. 267 CCC).

Charge 4: S. 130 NDA, forcible confinement (s. 279(2) CCC).

Charge 5: S. 130 NDA, uttering threats (s. 264.1 CCC).

Charge 6: S. 130 NDA, publication, et cetera, of an image without consent (s. 162.1 CCC).

Charge 7: S. 130 NDA, theft (s. 334 CCC).

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

May 29, 2023

Halifax, Nova Scotia

Lavoie J. (Corporal), R. v.

General Court Martial

Language of the trial: French

Charge 1: S. 129 NDA, conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline.

Charge 2: S. 90 NDA, absented himself without leave.

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

June 19, 2023

Petawawa, Ontario

Meeks J.K. (Sergeant), R. v.

Standing Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, aggravated assault (s. 268 CCC).

Charge 2: S. 130 NDA, assault (s. 266 CCC).

Charge 3: S. 86 NDA, used provoking speeches toward a person subject to the Code of Service Discipline, tending to cause a quarrel.

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

September 11, 2023

Montréal, Québec

Jacques V.M.S. (Major), R. v.

General Court Martial

Language of the trial: French

Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, committed a fraud (s. 380(1) CCC).

Charges 2, 3: S. 125(a) NDA, wilfully made a false statement in a document signed by her that was required for official purposes.

Charge 4: S. 129 NDA, conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline.

Charges 5, 6: S. 117(f) NDA, an act of a fraudulent nature not particularly specified in sections 73 to 128 of the National Defence Act.

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

September 18, 2023

Gatineau, Québec

Whelan S.J.R. (Lieutenant-General), R. v.

General Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charges 1, 2: S. 129 NDA, conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline.

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

October 11, 2023

Petawawa, Ontario

Wolf C.J.W. (Gunner), R. v.

Standing Court Martial

Language of the trial: English

Charge 1: S. 130 NDA, assault with a weapon (s. 267(a) CCC).

Notice: Members of the public wishing to attend this judicial proceeding are requested to send an email, if possible at least 72 hours before the start of the judicial proceeding, at +CMA-ACM@CMJ@Ottawa-Hull or DND.CMA-ACM.MDN@forces.gc.ca, to indicate their desire to attend this hearing. The person responsible for access to this legal proceeding will then provide, by e-mail, the particulars related to the method of attendance. IMPORTANT: It is strictly forbidden to record legal proceedings without the express permission of the presiding military judge.

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