Major faux pas at DND
Posted 1 year ago
Thu, May 10th, '12 - 4:45 am
Defence Minister Peter MacKay has apologized after a photo of convicted murderer Russell Williams appeared in a Defence Department booklet.
Williams was sentenced to life in prison in October, 2010 after pleading guilty to killing Corporal Marie-France Comeau and Jessica Lloyd.
Williams was also convicted of two sexual assaults and dozens of fetish break-ins.
The booklet, issued last month, shows Williams sitting among other members of the Canadian military.
Reports say it was taken in February, 2010 — less than a month before he was arrested.
MacKay says it was a terrible mistake to include the photo in the booklet and pledged to call the families of the two murder victims to offer a personal apology.
He has also ordered all copies of the booklet to be destroyed.