A handful of protesters and former colleagues of Vice-Admiral Mark Norman gathered outside an Ottawa court to support him Wednesday as lawyers hashed out procedural matters for his trial on a single charge of breach of trust. The military's second-in-command has been accused of leaking cabinet secrets related to the federal government's $668 million contract to lease a supply ship for the navy. A small group of protesters stood outside the courthouse carrying a professionally-made banner that read: "Vice-Admiral Mark Norman. The RCMP are accusing Norman of leaking the Liberal cabinet's decision in November 2015 to put the supply contract on hold for a review. Vice-Admiral Mark Norman speaks briefly to reporters as he leaves the courthouse in Ottawa following his first appearance for his trial for breach of trust on Tuesday, April 10, 2018.
Source: CBC News May 16, 2018 17:34 UTC