Rcmp Harassment

Major Changes Needed To Curb RCMP Bullying: Watchdog

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada Politics

"Organizational dysfunction in the RCMP has been well documented."

RCMP Boss Tearfully Apologizes To Hundreds Of Female Officers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada

Bob Paulson announced a $100-million settlement of two class-action lawsuits stemming from harassment allegations, some of which date back to September 1974.

RCMP Ripe For 'Less Than Professional' Behaviour: Commissioner

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia

The RCMP have been plagued in recent years by allegations of bullying, intimidation and sexual harassment.

RCMP Has 'Moved Beyond' Harassment Issues: Top Mountie

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Politics

Recent headlines tell a different story.

B.C. RCMP Inspector Accused Of Harassment Suspended With Pay

CBC | Posted 06.02.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Tim Shields is being sued by a former civilian co-worker, who is accusing him of sexual harassment.

Lawyer: RCMP Toxic To Women

CP | Gemma Karstens-Smith, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.01.2016 | Canada British Columbia

A lawyer says hundreds of women allege they were discriminated against and harassed while working for the force.

Extreme Secrecy To Continue In RCMP Case Possibly Linked To Harper: Judge

CP | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.30.2015 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - A thick shroud of secrecy around part of a court case that may have links to Prime Minister Stephen Harper's private life will stay in place...

Lift 'Extreme' Secrecy Around RCMP Harassment Case: Lawyer

CP Politics | Colin Perkel, The Canadian Press | Posted 06.17.2015 | Canada

NEWMARKET, Ont. - A shroud of secrecy thrown over part of an extraordinary case involving allegations of harassment within the RCMP should be lifted a...

Mountie In 'It Gets Better' Video Sues RCMP For Harassment

CBC | Jason Proctor | Posted 04.05.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Const. Alice Fox, one of 20 Mounties who told their stories in a video for the "It Gets Better" campaign, is suing a superior officer for alleged har...

MP: RCMP's Bullying Problem Still Exists

CP | Tamsyn Burgmann, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.22.2014 | Canada Politics

VANCOUVER - Harassment and bullying hasn't been stamped out inside the RCMP workplace despite high-level assurances that action would be taken, says a...

RCMP Officer Files Another Lawsuit

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 02.12.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - An RCMP officer who is suing the force for harassment and abuse has now filed a lawsuit against a man who tried to serve her with legal do...

How RCMP Harassment Ruined One Woman's Life

Hon. Judy A. Sgro | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics
Hon. Judy A. Sgro

We continue to hear from victims of harassment in the RCMP. They tell us that the current complaints system is broken; and that there is little accountability for breaches of policy. The stories we hear are powerful reminders of a broken system. This is Deanna's story, it is one of many: "In January 2004, while on duty, I suffered a hearing loss as a result of several shotgun blasts. My operational career ended abruptly once it was determined that my hearing loss was so significant that I could no longer perform my operational duties. When I was deemed no longer 'useful' was when the harassment began by my detachment commander."

RCMP Take Aim At Harassment

CBC | Posted 11.11.2013 | Canada

The RCMP's proposed new code of conduct, a set of rules meant to replace the current 25-year-old code, specifically warns members against harassment o...

Give Harassed RCMP Officers Real Change, Not Lip Service

Grant Mitchell | Posted 11.04.2013 | Canada Politics
Grant Mitchell

After a string of reports over 10 years, government legislation Bill C-42, and more recently a report by the Senate Defence Committee providing 14 recommendations for change, our offices continue to receive emails from RCMP staff. The emails provide a grim look into the past, and offer little hope for the future. They are from people at the end of their ropes. Reassurances from Ottawa, they tell us, have little impact on their daily lives and they are looking for real change. Those who have publicly spoken out have been chastised for doing so, but most of victims still love the organization and want to lend a hand fixing it. They are asking us: "what's actually changed?" and more importantly, "what's next?"

Mountie Says RCMP Wants To Dismiss Her Over Abuse Claims

CP | Camille Bains, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A Mountie whose sexual harassment complaints against the RCMP prompted dozens of similar allegations and heralded legislation to modernize...

High-Profile Mountie Facing Explosive Allegations

CP | Keven Drews and Terri Theodore, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.01.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A civilian employee of the RCMP has filed a B.C. Supreme Court lawsuit alleging a top-down culture of sexual harassment within the force w...

RCMP Harassment Lawsuit's Early Loss

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - The British Columbia and federal governments have lost an early skirmish against a former Mountie, as a proposed class-action lawsuit agai...

More Support For RCMP Harassment Suit

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.11.2013 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - A University of Toronto professor is bolstering a proposed class-action lawsuit against the RCMP, saying women who experience gender-based...

Toews Shrugs Off Concerns

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.04.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The public safety minister is dismissing concerns that Canada's top Mountie went too far in levelling harsh words at some disgruntled RCMP me...

RCMP Refuses To Mediate Harassment Suit: Lawyer

CBC | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada

A lawyer representing 300 women who worked for the RCMP alleging harassment and gender-based discrimination in a lawsuit says the national police forc...

RCMP Members Watch Porn, Snoop On Spouses

CBC | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada Politics

From snooping on spouses to downloading pornography, a number of RCMP members in Manitoba have been disciplined for abusing their time on duty and the...

Feds Probe RCMP Workplace Harassment

CBC | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada British Columbia

MPs on the House of Commons public safety and status of women committees are hearing back-to-back testimony today from the RCMP Public Complaints Comm...


CBC | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

The RCMP has a bullying problem that needs to be countered by better training and record-keeping, the force's watchdog says in a long-awaited report r...

RCMP Watchdog Calls For 'Swift And Effective Action'

CP | Jim Bronskill, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.16.2013 | Canada British Columbia

OTTAWA - The RCMP must take "swift and effective action" on complaints of workplace bullying and harassment to restore the shaken confidence of both m...

RCMP Failed To Track Internal Misconduct For Years

CBC | Posted 03.15.2013 | Canada Politics

The head of the RCMP admitted that Canada’s national police force neglected to keep tabs on hundreds of cases of serious misconduct committed by Mou...