National Newswatch

Defence Minister Jason Kenney has ordered his department to release data it gathered during an internal investigation into the troubled military unit responsible for the care of ill and injured troops.

The Ottawa Citizen revealed Monday that DND had quietly shelved its partially finished investigation into the Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU) system saying it would not release any details until 2017.

The department began the investigation in August 2013 after a storm of criticism over JPSU’s failures.

It is unclear why the military needed four years to complete and release a report on the unit but according to a spokesperson, the JPSU probe was still only at the preliminary stage.

DND ombudsman Gary Walbourne said two years is too long to wait and late last week asked DND for all the information it has already gathered so his staff can continue the in

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