Topp is being charged by the military for having spoken out twice about vaccine mandates while wearing his military uniform while serving as a reservist.
These instances are what the military is arguing constitute “conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline” which seems to be a very dark stretch to the idea of members of the military maintaining “good order and discipline.”
Effectively the military is saying that actual legal discrimination against Canadians is too political for members of the armed forces to speak out about, yet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party can have members of the military kicked out for arbitrary medical decisions.
At the very least because of Topp’s march across Canada, he has made himself into a Canadian celebrity and now can bring increased scrutiny on his court-marshall case.
Convicting Topp and placing harsh penalties on him would no doubt undermine a large portion of the Canadian population’s confidence in the military if it is seen that nobody is allowed to speak up on issues of discrimination, or violations of Canadian values laid out in the Charter.