Sergeant In Remembrance Day CBC Interview Was An Imposter
A man, claiming to be a Sergeant, interviewed by the CBC during Remembrance Day ceremonies is now thought to be an impostor.
The family of the Quebec man Franck Gervais, accused of posing as a soldier during an Ottawa Remembrance Day ceremony said Thursday that the family is facing threats and harassment for impersonation.
Many people, including current soldiers, are calling Gervais out online.
Canada’s veterans affairs minister is requesting those to stop threatening the fake soldier following a Remembrance Day incident that sparked national outrage.
The Dept. of National Defense said it had no indication the man was or is a member of the military, but are looking into the issue of where he got the non-commissioned uniform. They issued a statement:
“Falsely impersonating a Canadian Armed Forces member is an issue to be taken seriously and is covered under section 419 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Such activities are a disservice to the proud men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces, who earn the right to wear their uniforms through their hard work and the sacrifices they make for our country.”
During CBC’s live national broadcast of the Ottawa Remembrance Day ceremony on November 11, reporter Diana Swain interviewed a man, who identified himself as “Sgt. Franck Gervais,” in uniform of a senior non-commissioned officer in the Royal Canadian Regiment.
Gervais wore a Governor General’s Bravery Medal.
Many across the country were quick to notice many discrepancies with his uniform, posting to social media and calling the CBC.
Gervais was then exposed.
Should this guy be locked up or was it a harmless prank?
Should this man be given a psychological assessment – why would someone do something like this? What do you think could have prompted this incident? Should he be serving hard time? Do you believe he had any sinister motives?