Lt.-Gen. Jennie Carignan chosen as first woman to head Canadian Armed Forces


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Open this photo in gallery: Lieutenant-General Jennie Carignan arrives at the Prime Minister's office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Jan. 30, 2024.Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has selected Lieutenant-General Jennie Carignan as the next Chief of the Defence Staff, the first woman to head the Canadian Armed Forces, according to a senior government official. The announcement is expected Tuesday and Lt.-Gen. Carignan will officially take up her duties during a change of command ceremony on July 18 at the Canadian War Museum. She replaces General Wayne Eyre, who is retiring after 40 years of service; he...