The security of Canada and the safety of its inhabitants depend on the readiness of the Armed Forces. To maintain this readiness, service members are subject to special disciplinary standards and penal processes that ordinary courts are ill-suited to handle. A separate military justice system—which exists parallel to the civilian criminal justice system—imposes these distinct standards and enforces swift, stern discipline.
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