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The federal government faced new calls Monday to be more transparent with Canadians about Maj.-Gen. Dany Fortin’s departure, with ministers taking questions about the matter in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s absence. Now, with the vaccine rollout in a pivotal moment without a logistical lead, Fortin’s replacement could be named imminently. On Friday, the Department of National Defence announced in a brief statement that Fortin would be stepping away from his role overseeing the delivery and distribution of COVID-19 vaccine doses across the country, “pending the results of a military investigation.” As CTV News has exclusively reported, according to sources, Fortin is facing a sexual misconduct claim against him that dates back more than 30 years. It has been three days since Fortin left his position, and his replacement has yet to be announced. With Canada set to receive and distribute 4.5 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week, opposition MPs say they’ll be watching closely to ensure that the distribution process isn’t impacted by this shake up.

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