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    TORONTO -- An RCAF corporal has been fined $500 for falling asleep while guarding the aircraft of Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other government members during a trip to Morocco.

    Master Cpl. C.J.S. Agnew was found guilty by a standing court martial on March 5 at CFB North Bay, according to documents from his court martial.

    Chief Military Judge Cmdr. Peter Lamont said Agnew pleaded guilty to a charge of neglect to the prejudice of good order and discipline and can pay his fine in $100 installments.

    “The facts of this case are not complicated,” Lamont said in a ruling. When a new shift came aboard to take over the responsibilities “they discovered that the offender was apparently asleep in the vehicle.”

    “The offender was charged with the responsibility of guarding the plane,” the decision stated. “He was awakened after about a minute of observation.”

    The court martial heard Agnew was responsible for guarding the expensive jet transporting Harper on a Jan. 2011 stopover in Rabat, Morocco.




    The prime minister was on a one-day stop in North Africa where he paid a visit to the tomb of the “father of modern-day Morocco” -- King Mohammed V -- and had an audience with King Mohammed VI, to whom power passed in 1999.

    The hearing was told Agnew enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1985 and has served continuously since.

    “Throughout his long career in the Canadian Forces he has discharged his duties with vigour and effectiveness,” Lamont ruled. “I have every reason to suppose that what happened on the date alleged in this offence is a single incident out of character for this offender.”

    Lamont said Agnew had no record of previous incidents of a disciplinary nature and is a married man with responsibilities for dependants.
    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/20.../19544936.html
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    you snooze you lose 500 dollars
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    Shows how peaceful Canadians are.

    If this were an American, he would get the death penalty.
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    Shows how peaceful Canadians are.

    If this were an American, he would get the death penalty.
    My history teacher told me that if you were caught sleeping during guard duty during ww1 you were shot.
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    Maple syrup makes you sleepy
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    Dennab
    January 2012
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    yea everytime I eat pancakes I want to sleep
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    Shows how peaceful Canadians are.

    If this were an American, he would get the death penalty.
    In times of war the maximum penalty for sleeping on duty is death.

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    That fine seems genuinely reasonable, as he let the PM go unguarded.

    Were this the US he'd have been shot dead there and then with no questions asked, unfortunately, which shows how backward the US is on some matters.
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    I can't think of a good title.
    Reds's Avatar
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    He was probably exhausted or missing a ton of sleep, if a soldier who had served for that long made a mistake like that.

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    That fine seems genuinely reasonable, as he let the PM go unguarded.

    Were this the US he'd have been shot dead there and then with no questions asked, unfortunately, which shows how backward the US is on some matters.
    what
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    Dennab
    November 2006
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    There must of been no Timmies near by.
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    Thanks to this thread now I can only imagine that he had a little too much syrup on his daily ration of pancakes, and he fancied a relaxing afternoon nap.

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    That fine seems genuinely reasonable, as he let the PM go unguarded.

    Were this the US he'd have been shot dead there and then with no questions asked, unfortunately, which shows how backward the US is on some matters.
    and by shot dead, you mean court martialed and probably dishonourably discharged.

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    Do people honestly think if this happened in america they'd be shot?

    I'm fairly sure Emperor Scorpious meant it as a joke.
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    Canadians very nice people. Maple syrup for this man!
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    Do people honestly think if this happened in america they'd be shot?

    I'm fairly sure Emperor Scorpious meant it as a joke.
    Well the UCMJ does list death as a penalty for sleeping on duty.

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    It's a miracle that the plane wasn't stolen.
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