The reserve unit commander being investigated for far-right activities is being replaced. After armed reservists were arrested near the PM’s home, the Ranger unit came under scrutiny. Hey, Lt.-Col. The news was delivered to the unit on Friday by Russ Meades, who heads the 4th Canadian Ranger Patrol Group (4CRPG).
Until June, when a member of the regular force takes over command of Esquimalt, B.C.-based headquarters, he will remain in charge of the unit. The Commander of the Canadian Army, Lt.-Gen Wayne Eyre, sanctioned the change of command. In his reserve agreement, Lt.-Col Meades still has one year left, sources say.
The army turned down applications for an interview with Meades. For members of the unit to complete a survey on their working environment, the deadline passed. A Facebook video released on the day of Meade’s departure did not mention the military probe and the far-right controversy. Meades read an order from the army last October to direct all troops to be aware of incidents of hateful behaviour and report them.