Lieutenant-General Wayne Eyre comments on allegations -- first reported on Monday by the Winnipeg Free Press --that a Canadian Forces member was recruiting for a white supremacist network. Eyre assumed command of the Canadian Army at a ceremony on Tuesday morning on Parliament Hill.
The RCMP executed a search warrant at a home in Manitoba on Monday in connection with allegations that a Canadian Armed Forces member was involved in an organization that promotes hate.
Multiple sources tell Global News’ Mercedes Stephenson that a number of firearms were seized during the search, which occurred at around 10 p.m. in the town of Beausejour.
While it’s unclear if the CAF member accused in the military investigation resides at the home, sources say it is related to the investigation.