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Provider of integrated services for the social housing, public sector, and compliance markets. The company provides an array of services for the social housing sector, including planned and response maintenance services, as well as compliance and estate management. With its compliance group, it offers a range of safety, health, and risk management solutions. It also provides environmental services, ranging from consultancy and project management to full delivery services, while also specializing in grounds maintenance, tree and vegetation management, estate cleaning, and waste management. [Keywords: cleantech, energy efficiency, power and efficiency management services]

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Connaught House Pynes Hill

Exeter, EX2 5TZ,

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Sajjan directed military to provide him with aide in Vancouver

Jul 22, 2021

That position ended up going to Maj. Greg McCullough, a military reserve officer who served with Sajjan when the minister was a member of the British Columbia Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own). Author of the article: Article content OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan told the military to create a position eventually filled by a reserve officer from his old unit, an officer who had been ordered suspended from the Vancouver police for an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate, according to newly released briefing notes. Advertisement Article content Sajjan, the Liberal MP for Vancouver South, also wanted the military to upgrade the position less than two months after Maj. Greg McCullough was hired because the minister wanted even more support in his home riding, according to the notes. That request did not become reality. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Try refreshing your browser, or Sajjan directed military to provide him with aide in Vancouver Back to video The briefing note comes as there are lingering questions over how and why McCullough ended up in the unique position before being removed last month following revelations about the complaint and disciplinary action taken against him while he was a sergeant in the Vancouver police. It also follows opposition calls for Sajjan to resign over his handling of sexual misconduct allegations involving senior military commanders concerns about an “Old Boys network” that protects the top brass from repercussions. Advertisement Article content McCullough was hired to support Sajjan in March 2020 despite an external investigation that found him guilty in 2018 of two counts of misconduct for his relationship with Const. Nicole Chan, who took her own life in January 2019. Sajjan’s office has acknowledged the minister and McCullough knew each other as officers in the B.C. Regiment (Duke of Connaught’s Own) and that they both served at the same time with the Vancouver Police Department. But it says the military was responsible for the process that led to McCullough’s hiring, and that neither the minister nor his staff were aware of the complaint and disciplinary action taken against him while he was a sergeant in the Vancouver police. The Department of National Defence announced last month that McCullough was no longer working as Sajjan’s aide, though he does remain a member of the Canadian Army reserve. Advertisement Article content The briefing note, prepared for then-chief of defence staff Jonathan Vance dated May 6, 2020, was obtained by The Canadian Press through access to information. It does not mention McCullough by name but does show the minister personally led the charge for a new assistant in Vancouver. While Sajjan at the time already had four military assistants in Ottawa, and the Defence Department says it has no records of such a position being created outside the capital, the note says: “The minister determined that additional full-time support is required while he is in Vancouver.” It goes on to say an “appropriate candidate” was selected in March 2020 and was working with the minister, but that “based on the minister’s recent direction,” Sajjan would need even more support and thus the position should be upgraded from a part-time to full-time role. Advertisement Article content Such an upgrade would have represented a significant pay increase for whoever was in the role. The briefing note recommends the position be upgraded and filled through “an open, fair and equitable” competition, though Defence Department spokesman Daniel Le Bouthillier said the upgrade did not happen because such full-time positions are only for exceptional circumstances. Sajjan’s spokesman, Daniel Minden, defended the creation of the military assistant position in Vancouver, saying in an email: “In order to avoid the high costs of travel by Ottawa-based military staff to Vancouver, a Vancouver-based military assistant position was created. “During the COVID-19 pandemic, Minister Sajjan has spent part of the past year working remotely from his riding in Vancouver, where this support was even more important.” Advertisement Article content Le Bouthillier said the position now remains vacant. “Military assistants from Ottawa are travelling to Vancouver as required to carry out these tasks,” he added in an email. “The function is still required but an updated analysis of feasibility and efficiency (after several months of COVID-19 restrictions) is being done by the Canadian Armed Forces to make a decision on how best to structure the military assistant’s office.” McCullough declined to comment, saying he got in trouble for previously speaking to The Canadian Press and was not authorized to speak further. “Minister Sajjan had nothing to do with my hiring process,” he said last month. “He required a military assistant on the West Coast because of the amount of time that he spends here, and that’s it. I didn’t speak with Minister Sajjan about this process, and I serve the Canadian Armed Forces.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has insisted Sajjan, who has served as Canada’s only defence minister since the Liberals first took office in late 2015, is the right person to lead the charge when it comes to changing the military’s culture and eradicating sexual misconduct and hate. Share this article in your social network Share this Story: Sajjan directed military to provide him with aide in Vancouver

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Connaught has filed 68 patents.

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